THE Common Fisheries Policy has been a travesty for Scotland, slowly strangling our fishing communities without conserving Europe's fish stocks.
ANGLERS and fish farmers are involved in a new dispute over the effect of farmed salmon on wild stocks.
SCOTLAND'S wild salmon are shrinking dramatically in size, experts have said.
ANGLERS landed a record number of salmon in Scotland last year, new research has shown.
PROFITS at the Scottish Salmon Company (SSC) have more than doubled after the Edinburgh-based firm landed record results on the back of a leap in demand from export markets.
THE gurnard is not an attractive fish - in fact, it used to be thrown back by fishermen. A white fish, usually found in the Atlantic, it was described by restaurant reviewer AA Gill as "the Amy Winehouse of battered fish" because it provided "a sonorous bluesy mouthful".
SCOTLAND'S salmon farming industry has branded Westminster's fisheries minister "ill-informed and irresponsible" after he suggested consumers should consider switching to wild species for environmental reasons.
SCOTTISH fishermen have called for the European Union to impose trade sanctions on Iceland after it moved to step up its mackerel quota for next year.
DWINDLING cod stocks in the seas surrounding Scotland have been partially caused by a rise in summer ocean temperatures which has left the fish with a deplenished food source, according to new research.
TWO companies made news in the salmon farming sector yesterday as the chairman and chief executive of one stood down and a second was sold to Dutch buyers.
Fishing leaders have complained about the scale of "retribution" the fleet faces from ever-decreasing catch allowances.
Scottish mackerel fishermen expressed disappointment last night at the failure to reach an agreement with Iceland on a joint management plan for the mackerel stock. However, they say there is some encouragement that the Faroese are still willing to negotiate despite no agreement being reached in Oslo yesterday.
SCOTTISH fishermen's leaders will next week demand that the European Commission brings the Faroese and Icelandic governments to heel in the so-called "mackerel wars."
SCOTTISH fishermen are to hold a mass meeting next week to plan the next stage in their campaign over the escalating "mackerel war" with Iceland and the Faroes.
Strong demand in the first half helped Oslo-listed Scottish Salmon Company (SCC), previously Lighthouse Caledonia, to post a leap in profits.
ONE of Scotland's largest fish firms is at the centre of a multi-million pound investigation over allegations of illegal fish landings.
THE European fisheries commissioner has praised the Scottish fishermen who staged two quayside blockades to prevent Faroese trawlers from landing catches of mackerel into Peterhead.
When the Faroese and Icelandic governments declared their huge autonomous quotas my reaction was one of sheer horror, writes Ernie Simpson.