UK aid for pollack fishers


The UK government has announced new measures to help fishermen affected by restrictions to pollack fishing

During recent fisheries negotiations with the EU, it was decided pollack can only be caught as bycatch in 2024.

Hand-and-pole line fishermen of under-10m vessels, which includes some of those affected by the zero quotas for pollack, will be able to benefit from a fast-tracked share of £6 million in grants available through the Fisheries and Seafood Scheme as well as participating in a paid scientific study.

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