News

  • ‘Discards ban will tie up boats in February’

    ‘Discards ban will tie up boats in February’

    8th May 2017

    A minister has warned that a way must be found to implement the landing obligation that does not tie up fishing vessels as early as February, reports Tim Oliver. Scottish fisheries minister Fergus Ewing said the most problematic area of…

  • Ground-breaking new whitefish vessel ordered

    Ground-breaking new whitefish vessel ordered

    2nd May 2017

    A completely new design of 34.5m fly-shooter/twin-rig trawler, featuring electric deck machinery, is to be built by Thecla Bodewes Shipyards, Harlingen, for Katwijk owner Maarten van Duijn. Designed in conjunction with Ove Kristensen of Vestværftet ApS to combine high speeds…

  • Boat of the Week: Spindrift BA 220

    Boat of the Week: Spindrift BA 220

    2nd May 2017

    Each week we bring you the boat of the week, taken from Fishing News. Name: Spindrift BA 220 LOA: 17m Built: Alexander Noble & Sons Ltd Girvan 1974 Type: Prawn trawler Home port: Troon We’ll be back next week with our…

  • Manx joint king and queen scallop board

    Manx joint king and queen scallop board

    2nd May 2017

    The Isle of Man fisheries department (DEFA) is setting up a board to advise the Manx government on the sustainable management of the island’s king and queen scallop fisheries. Above: Dr Walter Crozier. DEFA regulates both king and queen scallop fisheries,…

  • New issue: Fishing News 04.05.17

    New issue: Fishing News 04.05.17

    2nd May 2017

    This week in Fishing News you will find: • Brexit disastrous for Ireland warns KFO chief • Paeder Elaine II and Green Isle at Mooney Boats Ltd • Boat of the Week: Spindrift BA 220 • Feature: At Sea on the…

  • Brexit ‘disastrous’ for Ireland warns KFO chief

    Brexit ‘disastrous’ for Ireland warns KFO chief

    1st May 2017

    EUFA calls for status quo on quota shares. An Irish fishermen’s leader is warning that UK gains after Brexit will be at the expense of the Irish industry unless urgent action is taken. He also stresses it is ‘crucially important’…

  • Have you got your ticket to the Fishing News Awards 2017?

    Have you got your ticket to the Fishing News Awards 2017?

    29th April 2017

    There’s still time to secure your seat at the Fishing News Awards 2017 on 25 May, 2017, in Aberdeen! Held at the Hilton Treetops Hotel set in Aberdeen’s West End, the Awards is taking place on the night before the…

  • World Safety Day: Seafish advice to fishermen

    World Safety Day: Seafish advice to fishermen

    28th April 2017

    On World Day for Safety and Health at Work (28 April), Seafish’s Head of Safety and Training Simon Potten, reminds fishermen that the summer period is not a time to be complacent at sea. For many fishermen the arrival of…

  • Extensive work schedule for Parkol Marine Engineering

    Extensive work schedule for Parkol Marine Engineering

    25th April 2017

    Whitby boatbuilders Parkol Marine Engineering currently have three new vessels at varying stages of build, at the same time as carrying out a wide range of refit work, including a large-scale modernisation project on the Newlyn beamer Trevassa IV, reports…