Hastings fishermen raise their FLAG of success

Significant investment in the town’s fishing industry was celebrated at a special event on The Stade earlier this month. Hastings Fisheries Local Action Group (‘FLAG’), a European union funded project to help fisheries, and managed by Hastings Borough Council, marked its successes at an event on June 18th. Local councillors and other community representatives were […]

Seabed protection brings benefits for Hastings’ fishing fleet

Protection for the seabed from Hastings Pier to Beachy Head will bring benefits for Hastings’ fishing fleet says the local MP. A newly designated Marine Conservation Zone (MCZ) will cover an area of 195km2 and ensures protected marine species are not destroyed or disrupted by harmful fishing methods. The Hastings Fishing Fleet is comprised of […]

It’s vital that fishermen are part of shaping their future says MP

It’s essential that local fisherman play a part in determining the future shape of their industry according to local MP Amber Rudd. She was speaking after a meeting in Hastings yesterday afternoon attended by Environment Secretary Michael Gove, who sat down with local fisherman and tried to allay some of the fears they had over […]