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  • No foreign boats inside 12 miles

    No foreign boats inside 12 miles

    10th July 2017

    UK pulls out of London Convention deal on 6-12 access. The government has put in motion steps to secure exclusive control over the UK’s 12-mile limit, reports Tim Oliver. DEFRA secretary Michael Gove announced last week that the UK has…

  • Mackerel quota review ‘endeavours to penalise the RSW sector’

    Mackerel quota review ‘endeavours to penalise the RSW sector’

    6th July 2017

    The Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation (KFO), along with representatives from the other Irish Fish Producers Organisations and the National Inshore Fisheries Forum, were invited to attend a meeting of the Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine, reports Pauric Gallagher.…

  • Four new Parkol builds

    Four new Parkol builds

    6th July 2017

    Whitby boatbuilder Parkol Marine Engineering currently has four new fishing vessels in varying stages of build, marking a significant first, reports David Linkie. Above: Framing the engineroom section of a 26m pair-seiner, similar to Victory Rose. Fabrication work in progress for…

  • The Coastal PO

    The Coastal PO

    5th July 2017

    Under-10 boats make up more than three quarters of the UK fleet but get a tiny fraction of the fishing opportunity, It’s time they got organised. John Worral reports. Above: There are 4,255 U-10s in the UK, working from a wide…

  • Victory Rose WY 34 naming ceremony

    Victory Rose WY 34 naming ceremony

    4th July 2017

    Nearly 300 guests watched skipper James Locker’s mother, Shelia, name the new 26m whitefish vessel Victory Rose WY 34 in the time-honoured manner, in glorious sunshine at Whitby on Saturday, 24 June, reports David Linkie. Above: Victory Rose WY 34…

  • Boat of the Week: Ardent INS 127

    Boat of the Week: Ardent INS 127

    4th July 2017

    Each week we bring you the boat of the week, taken from Fishing News. Name: Ardent INS 127 LOA: 26.54m Built: Campbeltown Shipyard 1987 Type: Pair-seiner Home port: Peterhead We’ll be back next week with our latest boat focus. Got some…

  • New issue: Fishing News 06.07.17

    New issue: Fishing News 06.07.17

    4th July 2017

    This week in Fishing News you will find: • ‘Some banned fishermen will fish in UK EEZ after Brexit’ • Victory Rose naming ceremony • Four new Parkol builds • Feature: Cockle fisheries • Mackerel quota review • BOTW: Ardent…

  • ‘Some banned fishermen will fish in UK EEZ after Brexit’

    ‘Some banned fishermen will fish in UK EEZ after Brexit’

    3rd July 2017

    EUFA leader warns against sudden changes. An EU fishermen’s leader says he does not want to see EU fishermen breaking the rules of any new Brexit agreement that bans them from their former grounds in UK waters, reports Tim Oliver.…

  • New fish market at Newlyn gets the MMO go-ahead

    New fish market at Newlyn gets the MMO go-ahead

    27th June 2017

    The Marine Management Organisation has given its go-ahead for a grant-supported project to build a new fish market at Newlyn, with construction commencing in the autumn of this year, reports Phil Lockley. Above: Newlyn Harbour Master Rob Parsons with Darren Williams,…

  • Glenugie arrives at Whalsay

    Glenugie arrives at Whalsay

    26th June 2017

    The newest addition to the Shetland whitefish fleet, the 26m seiner/trawler Glenugie PD 347, berthed in Symbister harbour for the first time last week after being bought by the Whalsay-based Prevail Fishing Company from the Heather Fishing Company, reports David…