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  • At sea on the Brixham beam-scalloper Emily Rose…

    At sea on the Brixham beam-scalloper Emily Rose…

    6th November 2015

    …with Plymouth photographer Tony Fitzsimmons For as long as I can remember, I have been fascinated by the sea. Growing up in the Midlands, my only real association with the sea was yearly holidays in Anglesey, and scaring myself silly…

  • Polruan boatyard, C Toms & Son Ltd,  seeks ‘new builds’

    Polruan boatyard, C Toms & Son Ltd, seeks ‘new builds’

    16th September 2015

    Picture above: A typically busy scene at Toms boatyard in Polruan, with the Newlyn netter Ocean Pride on the main slip for a full repaint and shaft repair, and the yard’s latest build Our Dylan Ben, for North Devon skipper Scott Wharton.…

  • Work with Europe, but don’t be ruled by Europe

    Work with Europe, but don’t be ruled by Europe

    15th September 2015

    Picture above – Faith and Kathleen berthed outside Hope, ready to be named after being built by C Toms and Son Ltd at Polruan in 2003. Britain should work along with Europe but not be ruled by Europe, advises vessel…

  • Book: Herring Tales by Donald S. Murray

    Book: Herring Tales by Donald S. Murray

    3rd September 2015

    Bloomsbury Natural History presents Herring Tales, blending together politics, science, history, religious and commercial life in a celebration of the humble herring, which has done so much to shape both human taste and history. Following a journey from the western edge…