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  • £800,000 EMFF cash for North Thames

    £800,000 EMFF cash for North Thames

    13th April 2017

    North Thames Fisheries Local Action Group (FLAG) was launched last month in Old Leigh, Essex, to deliver a community-led local development strategy in 2017-2020. It will administer an £800,000 award from the EMFF (Fishing News, 30 March). Above: Pictured at the…

  • Momentous day for Bridlington: the naming of Gypsey Race

    Momentous day for Bridlington: the naming of Gypsey Race

    13th April 2017

    Bridlington Harbour Commissioners’ new £1.1m dredger Gypsey Race, which arrived at the UK’s biggest shellfish potting port five days earlier after being built on the Clyde, was named on Friday 31 in Bridlington harbour, reports David Linkie. Named after a…

  • Boat news: April 2017

    Boat news: April 2017

    12th April 2017

    A number of boats have been refurbished and renamed in recent weeks following a change in ownership, as summarised by David Linkie. Ardent towed to Kilkeel for renewal Above: Ardent approaches Kilkeel last week at the end of a three-day tow…

  • Annalong appreciates Accord N262 recovery

    Annalong appreciates Accord N262 recovery

    11th April 2017

    Within 24 hours of the newly converted 21m queenie dredger Accord N 262 running aground, shortly after leaving Kirkcudbright on passage down the notoriously difficult River Dee towards the Irish Sea, Annalong skipper Jim Hill contacted Fishing News to express…

  • New issue: Fishing News 13.04.17

    New issue: Fishing News 13.04.17

    11th April 2017

    This week in Fishing News you will find: • Trials of electrofishing for razor clams to take place in Scotland • Annalog appreciated Accord recovery • Boat News April 2017 • Momentous day for Bridlington • Feature: Scrabster • £800K…

  • Electrofishing razor clam trials in Scotland

    Electrofishing razor clam trials in Scotland

    10th April 2017

    The Scottish government announced last week that it has authorised controlled trials of the controversial method, following the conclusion of a consultation between industry, environmental organisations and local communities. The trials will investigate the size and potential for commercial razor…

  • Boat of the Week: Pathway B 29

    Boat of the Week: Pathway B 29

    3rd April 2017

    Each week we bring you the boat of the week, taken from Fishing News. Name: Pathway B 29 LOA: 19.81m Built: Eyemouth Boatbuilding Company Ltd Eyemouth 1975 Type: Twin-rig prawn trawler Home port: Ardglass We’ll be back next week with our…

  • Successful PFD scheme comes to an end

    Successful PFD scheme comes to an end

    3rd April 2017

    Some 3,500 personal flotation devices (PFDs) have been supplied to fishermen working on Scottish-registered boats, with the intention of increasing the usage of a flotation garment while working on the open deck. Above: Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond and SFF marine…

  • Rare saltwater crawfish caught six miles off Littlehampton

    Rare saltwater crawfish caught six miles off Littlehampton

    3rd April 2017

    Sussex fisherman Sean Hunter was fishing six miles south of Littlehampton and caught what he believes to be a saltwater crawfish, reports John Periam. “They are not known to be a regular occurrence in these waters,” said Sean. “According to…