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  • Fishing News Awards 2017 – the winners!

    Fishing News Awards 2017 – the winners!

    26th May 2017

    The Fishing News Awards 2017 was a night of celebration for all those in the commercial fishing industry. Champagne was sipped, a three-course meal devoured and the guests enjoyed a good few laughs from comedian and impressionist Rory Bremner, the…

  • Lobster release and coastal foraging at Trevone Beach

    Lobster release and coastal foraging at Trevone Beach

    22nd May 2017

    The National Lobster Hatchery, a marine conservation, research and education charity based in Cornwall, was delighted to join forces with Wild Thymes to run a coastal foraging workshop, combined with a lobster release, at Trevone earlier this month. A group…

  • New 11.99m steel scalloper taking shape at Cornish boatyard

    New 11.99m steel scalloper taking shape at Cornish boatyard

    22nd May 2017

    Mashfords boat yard at Cremyll, near Plymouth, is making good progress on a new-build steel scalloper for a Cornish fisherman, reports Martin Johns. Above: The nearly completed framework of the new scalloper’s bulbous bow in position on her ballast keel. The…

  • Pathway PD 165 – new Peterhead pelagic boat named in Skagen

    Pathway PD 165 – new Peterhead pelagic boat named in Skagen

    22nd May 2017

    The new midwater vessel Pathway PD 165 arrived in Peterhead at the end of last week, a few days after being named in Skagen, Denmark, reports David Linkie. Pathway was designed and built by Karstensens Shipyard as a dual-purpose purse-seiner…

  • Brussels reviews single skates and ray TAC

    Brussels reviews single skates and ray TAC

    22nd May 2017

    Landmark meeting highlights need for urgent change. A fundamental review of the management of EU skates and rays management is underway in Brussels, reports Tim Oliver. There is a recognition that the current single one-size-fits-all TAC, covering 15 different species,…

  • New issue: Fishing News 25.05.17

    New issue: Fishing News 25.05.17

    22nd May 2017

    This week in Fishing News you will find: • Brussels reviews single skates and ray TAC • Pathway – new Peterhead pelagic boat named in Skagen • Lobster release and coastal foraging at Trevone Beach • New 11.99m steel scalloper…

  • Boat of the Week: Ronethem PD 23

    Boat of the Week: Ronethem PD 23

    22nd May 2017

    Each week we bring you the boat of the week, taken from Fishing News. Name: Ronethem PD 23 LOA: 23.1m Built: J Lewis & Sons Ltd Aberdeen 1979 Type: Twin-rig prawn trawler Home port: Kilkeel We’ll be back next week with…

  • Untangling entanglement

    Untangling entanglement

    15th May 2017

    Entanglement, when marine animals become trapped or tangled in fishing gear, can be a problem, reports Kelvin Boot. Above: Cabinet Secretary Fergus Ewing with some of the project partners. Left-right: Kirstie Dearing (SNH), Alistair Sinclair (SCFF), Noel Hawkins (BDMLR), Fergus Ewing…

  • Filey netsmen fight for long-term future

    Filey netsmen fight for long-term future

    15th May 2017

    Salmon and sea trout fishermen in Filey on the Yorkshire coast have put forward voluntary proposals to restrict their fishery to try to preserve it, and Filey’s fishing heritage, for future generations. They put forward their proposals at a recent…