Features

  • Golden Promise: Focused team effort benefits upgraded Brixham scalloper

    Golden Promise: Focused team effort benefits upgraded Brixham scalloper

    20th April 2018

    By returning to sea towards the end of March, the 14.2m Brixham beam-scalloper Golden Promise FH 401 is testament to the well-known saying ‘every cloud has a silver lining’, reports David Linkie Golden Promise was fullypainted at Polruan… Two weeks before Christmas, and just…

  • Refit to French-built vivier-crabber Pen Glas

    Refit to French-built vivier-crabber Pen Glas

    19th April 2018

    One of the best-known UK wooden potters, the 18.5m wooden-hulled Pen Glas SE 34 received a new lease of life recently when boat builder Bobby Cann and his staff carried out a major refit, reports Phil Lockley. Having taken place…

  • MMO looking for vessels to take part in trials to reduce discards

    13th April 2018

    The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) is looking for English vessels fishing in the North Sea to take part in three trial schemes designed to help reduce discards and encourage selective fishing. Vessels taking part in the trials may be fitted…

  • Further funding for North of Tyne FLAG

    Further funding for North of Tyne FLAG

    12th April 2018

    Three Northumberland-based fishing projects have recently received European Maritime and Fisheries Funding (EMFF) that will be used to provide new or protect existing facilities in which local fishermen store their catch. Gary Little, skipper and owner of the fishing vessel…

  • FISHERIES SCIENCE – your chance to ask Hannah Fennell

    FISHERIES SCIENCE – your chance to ask Hannah Fennell

    5th April 2018

    Fishing News is pleased to announce the launch of a new, monthly feature focused on answering scientific questions sent in by readers. It will be run by researcher Hannah Fennell and will focus on the science of fish and the fishing industry. If you have…

  • Shetland owners order new 75m midwater trawler Charisma

    Shetland owners order new 75m midwater trawler Charisma

    22nd March 2018

    Whalsay skipper Davie Hutchison and partners of the Charisma Fishing Company have signed a contract with Karstensens Shipyard to design and build a 75m midwater trawler for delivery in November 2019, reports David Linkie Of 75m LOA, breadth moulded 15.3m…

  • Stranded lobsters rescued

    Stranded lobsters rescued

    16th March 2018

    Fishermen and their families, together with volunteers from Yorkshire Wildlife Trust and members of the general public, rescued over 5,000 lobsters washed ashore on the Holderness coast by extremely heavy seas associated with the ‘Beast From The East’ and Storm…

  • New Lincolnshire Cat

    New Lincolnshire Cat

    7th March 2018

    One of a kind – so far. John Worrall reports. You need a new boat, a catamaran, as big as possible under 10 metres. It needs to able to work from a heavily-tidal creek, to haul 700-800 pots a day,…

  • Southend fisherman Paul Gilson

    Southend fisherman Paul Gilson

    2nd March 2018

    A man dedicated to seeing the fishing industry survive. Having spent a lifetime fishing from the Essex coast at Southend, Paul Gilson is determined to see the survival of the industry he loves so much, reports John Periam. Above: Paul returning…