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  • Bridlington’s ‘Sailing Coble Festival’

    Bridlington’s ‘Sailing Coble Festival’

    20th July 2017

    Traditional sailing cobles make good use of improving weather conditions for the second Bridlington Sailing Coble Festival, reports Paul L Arro. Above: The cobles Gratitude, Free Spirit and Three Brothers make a fine sight sailing well off Bridlington. The month of…

  • Boat of the Week: Zara Annabel BCK 126

    Boat of the Week: Zara Annabel BCK 126

    19th July 2017

    Each week we bring you the boat of the week, taken from Fishing News. Name: Zara Annabel BCK 126 LOA: 26.24m Built: Kramer & Booy Kootstertille Holland 1968 Type: Beam scalloper Home port: Buckie We’ll be back next week with our latest…

  • Upgrading and lengthening Antarctic II

    Upgrading and lengthening Antarctic II

    17th July 2017

    The Whalsay midwater trawler Antarctic II LK 145 is currently undergoing an extensive vessel upgrade and lengthening project at the Vard Langsten Shipyard in Tomrefjord, to the south of Molde, Norway, reports David Linkie. Above: The new look Antarctic II back…

  • New issue: Fishing News 20.07.17

    New issue: Fishing News 20.07.17

    17th July 2017

    This week in Fishing News you will find: • Irish Sea cod turnaround • Upgrading and lengthening Antarctic II • Malakoff shipyard expansion • Feature: Trevessa IV • Bridlington Sailing Coble Feastival • BOTW: Zara Annabel BCK 126 • Mevagissey ‘toshers’…

  • Scientists recommend 375% TAC increase in VIIa cod

    Scientists recommend 375% TAC increase in VIIa cod

    17th July 2017

    Fishermen’s view that stock is healthy vindicated. ICES has advised a massive 375% increase in the TAC for Irish Sea cod in 2018, after years of zero or tiny by-catch recommendations. Irish Sea fishermen have argued for years that the…

  • Isle of Wight celebrates 150 years of lifesaving at Bembridge RNLI

    Isle of Wight celebrates 150 years of lifesaving at Bembridge RNLI

    13th July 2017

    Lifeboat crew past and present, dignitaries and members of the local community came together on 10 June, 2017, to celebrate 150 years of lifeboats at Bembridge RNLI, reports Nicholas Leach. Above: Lifeboats parade at Bembridge to celebrate the station’s 150th anniversary.…

  • Coastal PO achieves recognition

    Coastal PO achieves recognition

    13th July 2017

    The Coastal Producer Organisation (Fishing News, 1 June, The Coastal PO) has been officially recognised by the MMO as a fishery producer organisation, reports John Worrall. Above: Coastal PO CEO Jim Pettipher. Its application was deemed to satisfy the CMO regulatory…

  • Boat of the Week: Glendeveron BM 500

    Boat of the Week: Glendeveron BM 500

    12th July 2017

    Each week we bring you the boat of the week, taken from Fishing News. Name: Glendeveron BM 500 LOA: 30.3m Built: Bodewes Gruno Scheepswerf Foxhol Holland 1980 Type: Beam scalloper Home port: Various We’ll be back next week with our latest…

  • Pulse trawling set to get green light

    Pulse trawling set to get green light

    11th July 2017

    Brussels appears set to legalise controversial electric pulse trawling, that Thames fishermen say is damaging sole stocks and the marine environment, reports Tim Oliver. At a special meeting last week in the EU Parliament, a senior official from the Commission’s…

  • New issue: Fishing News 13.07.17

    New issue: Fishing News 13.07.17

    11th July 2017

    This week in Fishing News you will find: • No foreign boats outside 12 miles • Pulse trawling set to get green light • Coastal PO achieves recognition • Feature: Bellerophon II • Isle of Wight celebrates 150 years of lifesaving…