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The Holderness Fishing Industry Group is a not-for-profit trade association whose members include fishermen, landing companies, processors, and others directly involved in the shellfish business along the Holderness Coast, stretching from Flamborough Head southwards to Spurn Point and the Humber. Click here for information about shellfish and the shellfishing industry.

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The Yorkshire Marine Research Centre is a quayside community laboratory staffed by professional scientists serving the scientific needs of our Yorkshire coast and includes a shellfish research hatchery. Click here for information about our regional science program and the research facility.




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Marine Scientific Services is a commercial entity providing at-sea and shore-based services through its 11-meter research vessel and quayside offices, respectively. The R/V Huntress is a multipurpose platform capable of fishing surveys, dive and ROV support, guard work, hosting FIRs/FLOs, drone platform, and other oceanographic and hydrographic missions. Click here for information regarding our capabilities and services.


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HFIG is pleased to announce the kick-off of our industry-led initiative to scientifically investigate the causes of lost fishing gear in our regional shellfishing waters.  In addition to finding the causes, we also endeavor to highlight the costs both to our industry as well as to the environment. Through an interdisciplinary approach, we hope to take measures to enumerate and reduce the impacts of lost fishing gear.

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REPORT LOST GEAR

Exclusively or our fishers (both HFIG members and non-members) working the Holderness Coast. Your information and lost gear positions are keep confidential under GDRP data protection rules.

Working together to promote exceptional quality shellfish, effectively managed sustainability, and environmental stewardship through the support of
evidence-based management decisions.

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