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  • Asteria BRD 250 launched at Buckie for Skye owners

    Asteria BRD 250 launched at Buckie for Skye owners

    7th June 2017

    The first build of a new design of twin-rig trawler was launched at Buckie towards the end of last month by Macduff Shipyards, for father and son skippers Alasdair and Andrew Montgomery and the Asteria Fishing Company of Portree, Isle…

  • New issue: Fishing News 08.06.17

    New issue: Fishing News 08.06.17

    6th June 2017

    This week in Fishing News you will find: • Minister: Scots landings figures reflect ‘industry’s hard work’ • Asteria launched at Buckie for Skye owners • Unusual Islay lobster • Feature: Peterhead • High profile fishing Q&A meeting at Lowestoft • Fishermen…

  • Photos of the sea sought for Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society competition

    Photos of the sea sought for Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society competition

    2nd June 2017

    The national maritime charity, the Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society, is once again calling on photographers to submit images celebrating Britain’s proud maritime heritage, for its annual competition searching for the UK’s ultimate sea view. Above: Two of the photographs from the 2016…

  • Sole tagging continues in the Eastern Channel

    Sole tagging continues in the Eastern Channel

    2nd June 2017

    Nearly 1,800 soles have been tagged over the past year and a half in the Eastern English Channel and Southern North Sea. Tagging is performed aboard research vessels during the French and British summer scientific surveys, and aboard professional fishing…

  • New Skye build ready to be rolled out at Buckie

    New Skye build ready to be rolled out at Buckie

    30th May 2017

    Asteria BRD 250, a design of 19m twin-rig trawler built by Macduff Shipyards in its fabrication hall at Buckie, for the father and son skippers Alasdair and Andrew Montgomery and the Asteria Fishing Company of Portree, Isle of Skye, was…

  • Boat of the Week: Brendelen SO 709

    Boat of the Week: Brendelen SO 709

    30th May 2017

    Each week we bring you the boat of the week, taken from Fishing News. Name: Brendelen SO 709 LOA: 64.6m Built: Karstensens Shipyard Skagen Denmark 2004 Type: Midwater pair trawler Home port: Killybegs We’ll be back next week with our latest…

  • New issue: Fishing News 02.06.17

    New issue: Fishing News 02.06.17

    30th May 2017

    This week in Fishing News you will find: • Call for clarity over Tory fisheries manifesto • New Skye build ready to be rolled out at Buckie • Boat of the Week: Brendelen SO 709 • Feature: Lulworth Cove •…

  • Call for clarity over Tory fisheries manifesto

    Call for clarity over Tory fisheries manifesto

    29th May 2017

    ‘No commitment to full sovereignty over EEZ’ says FFL. Fishing for Leave (FFL) has challenged the Conservatives to clarify what it says is wording in its fisheries manifesto that suggests the party is only committed to taking back full control…

  • Fishing News Awards 2017 – the winners!

    Fishing News Awards 2017 – the winners!

    26th May 2017

    The Fishing News Awards 2017 was a night of celebration for all those in the commercial fishing industry. Champagne was sipped, a three-course meal devoured and the guests enjoyed a good few laughs from comedian and impressionist Rory Bremner, the…