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  • Carefully managed SW wrasse fishery

    Carefully managed SW wrasse fishery

    1st August 2017

    Devon and Severn IFCA is taking the lead in the South West to manage a developing sustainable wrasse fishery using light pots. Above: Wrasse. Wrasse are in demand from salmon farms because they are natural feeders on fish lice and…

  • Boat of the Week: Glen Alvah BM 388

    Boat of the Week: Glen Alvah BM 388

    1st August 2017

    Each week we bring you the boat of the week, taken from Fishing News. Name: Glen Alvah BM 388 LOA: 28m Built: Padmos Machinefabriek Stellendam Holland 1974 Type: Beam scalloper Home port: Various We’ll be back next week with our latest boat…

  • New boats: Grateful FR 249 and Venture III BF 326

    New boats: Grateful FR 249 and Venture III BF 326

    31st July 2017

    Grateful – new 70m midwater trawler arrives at Fraserburgh The new midwater trawler Grateful FR 249 berthed in Fraserburgh harbour for the first time last week, 36 hours after skipper William Whyte and his crew left Skagen, Denmark, at the…

  • New issue: Fishing News 03.08.17

    New issue: Fishing News 03.08.17

    31st July 2017

    This week in Fishing News you will find: • UK discards ban discussion • New boat news: Grateful and Venture II • Carefully managed SW wrasse fishery • Feature: Kindred Spirit LT 1048 • At sea on the Newlyn netter govenek…

  • UK discards ban discussion

    UK discards ban discussion

    31st July 2017

    UK government wants to retain principle of a discards ban after Brexit. High risk of frequent chokes by secondary species remains a key issue to address. The basics of how a UK discards ban might look after Brexit was spelled…

  • Hull trawler memories

    Hull trawler memories

    26th July 2017

    Sailing smacks and box fleets in the late 1800s. Hull trawlerman William Oliver reminisces. Above: Socrates is a typical steam trawler that fished from Hull in the early 1900s. (Photo: Dr Alec Gill) My first recollections of Hull Fish Dock were…

  • Amble Lobster Hatchery

    Amble Lobster Hatchery

    26th July 2017

    Partnership enhancing stocks for vital local lobster fishery. Lobster stocks off the Northumbrian coast will gain long-term benefits from the release of juveniles reared in the new Amble Lobster Hatchery, reports David Linkie. Above: Power to Change colleagues Charlotte Cassedanne…

  • MMO chief Phil Haslam fields challenging questions at Lowestoft

    MMO chief Phil Haslam fields challenging questions at Lowestoft

    26th July 2017

    Phil Haslam, director of operations at the MMO, took heavy questioning from an audience of local fishermen at a meeting at the Orbis Centre in Lowestoft last month, reports John Worrall. Above: Phil Haslam fielding questions from the floor. Local MP…

  • Boat of the Week: Peadar Marie GU 199

    Boat of the Week: Peadar Marie GU 199

    26th July 2017

    Each week we bring you the boat of the week, taken from Fishing News. Name: Peadar Marie GU 199 LOA: 18.35m Built: Visser Scheepswerft Den Helder Holland 1992 Type: Vivier crabber Home Port: St Peter-Port Guernsey We’ll be back next week with…

  • Faithlie FR 220 named in Denmark

    Faithlie FR 220 named in Denmark

    25th July 2017

    Fraserburgh skipper Davie Milne’s daughter Chloe Anderson and granddaughter Sophia named the new 27.5m whitefish vessel Faithlie FR 220 at Hvide Sande, Denmark on Saturday 14 July, reports David Linkie. Above: Skipper Davie Milne holds his younger granddaughter Belle, as her…