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  • New builds October/November 2017

    New builds October/November 2017

    1st November 2017

    Shetland owners order new 75m midwater trawler Zephyr Whalsay skipper Allister Irvine and partners of the Zephyr Fishing Company Ltd have signed a contract with Larsnes Mekaniske Verksted AS to build a new 75.4m midwater trawler for delivery in the…

  • Salmon: over-precautionary approach

    Salmon: over-precautionary approach

    1st November 2017

    Salmon netsmen on the Northumberland, Durham and Yorkshire coast again face a period of great uncertainty as regards to their future. With an interim Net Limitation Order coming up at the end of this year, lifelong netsmen are extremely concerned…

  • £1m catch value per day in Shetland waters

    £1m catch value per day in Shetland waters

    1st November 2017

    One million pounds-worth of fish and shellfish were landed from the waters around Shetland every day in 2016 on average, but only a small proportion of it by Shetland fishing boats. Above: Whitefish vessels in Shetland netted a record catch value…

  • ‘Elephants in the room’ angling lobby keeps quiet

    ‘Elephants in the room’ angling lobby keeps quiet

    1st November 2017

    An open letter to the Angling Trust and Angling Trades Association Messrs Mitchell and Werner of the Angling Trust/Trades Association says that it is untrue that the RSA lobby is trying to shut down commercial bass fishing. (Fishing News, 5…

  • Boat of the Week: Village Belle TT 74

    Boat of the Week: Village Belle TT 74

    31st October 2017

    Each week we bring you the boat of the week, taken from Fishing News. Name: Village Belle TT 74 LOA: 18.10m Built: Alexander Noble & Sons Ltd Girvan 1970 Type: Prawn trawler Home port: Carradale We’ll be back next week with our…

  • New issue: Fishing News 02.11.17

    New issue: Fishing News 02.11.17

    31st October 2017

    This week in Fishing News you will find: • No case for more prawn quota for Scots creelers • £1m catch value per day in Shetland waters • BOTW: Village Belle TT 74 • Feature: New Áine starts on mackerel…

  • No case for more prawn quota for Scots creelers

    No case for more prawn quota for Scots creelers

    30th October 2017

    Trawl and creel sectors both competitive says major study. A major study has concluded that prawn trawlers in Scotland are just as competitive as the creel fleet, undermining the case for a major transfer of quota, reports Tim Oliver. It…

  • Summer Rose load-out

    Summer Rose load-out

    25th October 2017

    The fully-completed hull of a new design of automated scalloper was launched into the River Tees at Middlesbrough last week, after being built for the Star Fishing Company of Oban by MacDonald Offshore & Marine, under sub-contract to Parkol Marine…

  • Winter mackerel fishery gets underway

    Winter mackerel fishery gets underway

    25th October 2017

    The winter mackerel fishery in the North Sea quickly gathered momentum last week, after good marks of fish were located around 50 miles southeast of Fair Isle by the first midwater boats to leave Peterhead and Fraserburgh, reports David Linkie.…