The Captain's Log

June 10, 2019 // HAKE INSHORE TRAWL ALLOCATIONS – FISHING INDUSTRY NEWS (MAR 2019)

THE NEVER ENDING STORY – HAKE INSHORE TRAWL ALLOCATIONS   Growing up one would often wonder when the “Rocky” movies would come to an end or whether they would somehow manage to squeeze out another sequel.  The FRAP 2015/16 Hake Inshore Trawl (HIT) allocations appear to be no different. With the launch of the latest […]

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June 10, 2019 // FOCUS ON RIGHTS ALLOCATIONS BY PETER EDWARDS – FISHING INDUSTRY NEWS (DEC 2018)

RECENT ALLOCATIONS This is an apt publication in which to review recent developments and topical issues relating to the granting of fishing rights both recently and in the future. The 2016 rights allocations (FRAP 2016) were of course a roller coaster ride particularly in the Hake Inshore Trawl and Horse Mackerel sectors.  In fact there […]

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June 10, 2019 // WWW TAC JUDGEMENT UNPACKED – FISHING INDUSTRY NEWS (OCT 2018)

INTRODUCTION   “…. One cannot allow the resource of the many to be exhausted for the benefit of the few (I speak relatively of the “few” current participants in the lobster sector against all of those who will come after them)”. These are the words by Rogers J in his Judgment (under case number: 11478/18) […]

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July 24, 2018 // DECISIONS ON APPEALS – FISHING INDUSTRY NEWS (JUN 2018)

With decisions under FRAP 2015/2016 under various fishing sectors having been announced by the Delegated Authority (“DA”) and with the upcoming FRAP 2020 decisions in mind it is appropriate to reflect on the rights of applicants who wish their internal appeals against such decisions to be decided on urgently.

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July 24, 2018 // PRE-FRAP 2020 RESTRUCTURING – FISHING INDUSTRY NEWS (APR 2018)

2020 marks the next significant set of fishing rights allocations with the all-important Hake Trawl and Small Pelagic sectors now eventually coming up for re-allocation.

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