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  • Overall 2018 TACs positive but some big cuts

    Overall 2018 TACs positive but some big cuts

    18th December 2017

    Bass, Celtic Sea and west of Scotland problems. UK and Irish fishermen will have more quota for most species in 2018, following last week’s Fisheries Council, reports Tim Oliver. But there are cuts in some important species on the west…

  • Unity N 292 for Kilkeel

    Unity N 292 for Kilkeel

    13th December 2017

    The latest addition to N Ireland’s fleet, the versatile trawler Unity N 292, recently started fishing from Kilkeel after being purchased from Denmark as Kirstine Vendelbo by the Glenluce Fishing Company, in a sale brokered by Atlantic Shipping A/S, reports…

  • Boat of the Week: Pilot Star B 85

    Boat of the Week: Pilot Star B 85

    13th December 2017

    Each week we bring you the boat of the week, taken from Fishing News. Name: Pilot Star B 85 LOA: 16.32m Built: J Watt & Sons Banff 1964 Type: Trawler Home port: North Shields We’ll be back next week with our latest…

  • SFO slams Scots landings target

    SFO slams Scots landings target

    12th December 2017

    Scotland and the UK’s biggest FPO has come out strongly against Marine Scotland’s proposals to force Scottish-registered vessels to land 55% of their catches in Scotland, reports Tim Oliver. In its reply to Marine Scotland’s consultation, the Scottish Fishermen’s Organisation…

  • New issue: Fishing News 14.12.17

    New issue: Fishing News 14.12.17

    11th December 2017

    This week in Fishing News you will find: • Quotas up for North Sea shared stocks • New Boats 2017 P2 • BOTW: Pilot Star B 85 • South East England – 2017 review • Feature: Zaranathax refitted at C…

  • Quotas up for North Sea shared stocks

    Quotas up for North Sea shared stocks

    11th December 2017

    But ‘choke’ worries as saithe transferred to Norway. Fishermen will have increased quotas in 2018 for five of the six North Sea stocks jointly managed by the EU and Norway, reports Tim Oliver. This was the outcome of the annual…

  • Sparkling Star ready for Kinlochbervie

    Sparkling Star ready for Kinlochbervie

    6th December 2017

    The new 19m twin-rig whitefish trawler Sparkling Star UL 290, built by Parkol Marine Engineering for Kinlochbervie skipper James Corbett, is expected to start fishing towards the end of this month, reports David Linkie. Above: Kinlochbervie skipper James Corbett’s new Sparkling…

  • Ideas from abroad for UK fisheries

    Ideas from abroad for UK fisheries

    6th December 2017

    Fisheries management in Australia may have relevance for the UK as it begins the process of establishing a new fisheries management regime in its EEZ to replace the CFP, reports Tim Oliver. Australia has a federal system of government to…

  • Boat of the Week: Amethyst BF 19

    Boat of the Week: Amethyst BF 19

    6th December 2017

    Each week we bring you the boat of the week, taken from Fishing News. Name: Amethyst BF 19 LOA: 19.05m Built: Macduff Shipyards Ltd 2008 Type: Twin-rig trawler Home port: Fraserburgh We’ll be back next week with our latest boat focus. Got…