Lifeboat launch delays 'risking lives'

Lifeboat launch delays 'risking lives'

MPs ask minister to review Coastguard operations

This week's issue

This week's issue

Fishing News 26.10.17 includes a feature on Diligent Jo, news on the mackerel fishery and concerns over late lifeboat launches...

New Asteria for Isle of Skye owners

New Asteria for Isle of Skye owners

The first build of a new design of 19m twin-rig trawler

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  • New Asteria for Isle of Skye owners

    New Asteria for Isle of Skye owners

    24th October 2017

    The first build of a new design of 19m twin-rig trawler built by Macduff Shipyards for the Asteria Fishing Company of Portree, Isle of Skye, was christened at Macduff last week after completing successful sea trials, reports David Linkie. Above: Asteria…

  • New issue: Fishing News 26.10.17

    New issue: Fishing News 26.10.17

    24th October 2017

    This week in Fishing News you will find: • Lifeboat launch delays ‘risking lives’ • New Asteria for Isle of Skye owners • BOTW: Sapphire II PZ 115 • Eastbourne fishermen secure EU funding for new berthing and landing complex…

  • Lifeboat launch delays ‘risking lives’

    Lifeboat launch delays ‘risking lives’

    23rd October 2017

    MPs ask minister to review Coastguard operations. Calls are growing for a review of MCA Search and Rescue operations, amid concerns that delays in launching lifeboats are costing fishermen’s lives. Two experienced lifeboat helmsmen voiced their concerns following the recent…

  • Explaining industry reality to the public

    Explaining industry reality to the public

    19th October 2017

    An Essex catamaran designer and former fisherman has written a condensed history of the UK fishing industry. The article explains the structure of the industry, and sets out management policies over the past 40 years and the adverse effect they…

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