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  • High Winds Caused Variable Whitefish Markets at Peterhead Last Week

    High Winds Caused Variable Whitefish Markets at Peterhead Last Week

    1st March 2017

    Severe north-westerly gales in the middle of last week skewed whitefish landings at Peterhead, where over half of the weekly total of 26,410 boxes were landed before sea conditions rapidly deteriorated, reports David Linkie. Eight boats, Challenge, Farnella, Tranquility, Carina,…

  • NEW ISSUE: FISHING NEWS 02.03.17

    NEW ISSUE: FISHING NEWS 02.03.17

    28th February 2017

    This week in Fishing News you will find:   • Threat to clean Brexit • Fishing News Awards 2017 shortlist announced • Row over scallop fishery VMS costs • NFFO message to owners: ‘Make use of EMFF funds’ • Feature: MCA National…

  • Heroes of the Waves – Fleetwood RNLI

    Heroes of the Waves – Fleetwood RNLI

    23rd February 2017

    Lifeboats have sailed into the history books all along the Fylde coast of Lancashire. Above: The former Fleetwood Ann Letitia Russell on the slipway of the old seafront lifeboat house before being withdrawn from service in 1976. This boat has now…

  • Port record smashed at Brixham

    Port record smashed at Brixham

    23rd February 2017

    The beam trawler William of Ladram E 33 broke the record for the earnings for an individual boat at Brixham Trawler Agents (BTA) on Wednesday morning of last week by grossing just over £75,000. Above: William of Ladram broke the port…

  • Rare slipper lobster caught off the Aran Islands

    Rare slipper lobster caught off the Aran Islands

    23rd February 2017

    An extremely rare slipper lobster was caught off the coast of the Aran Islands recently by the 17m ‘Connacht Ranger’ (G 47) and landed into Ros a Mhil, reports Pauric Gallagher. Turlough Smith (FEAS) of the Marine Institute identified the…

  • Shetland midwater fleet changes underway

    Shetland midwater fleet changes underway

    23rd February 2017

    Three pelagic vessels left Shetland within a few hours of each other at the start of last week, to enter new eras, report Ivan Reid and David Linkie. Above: Antarctic II will return to Shetland later this year, looking very different…

  • Boat of the Week: Aquilia S 603

    Boat of the Week: Aquilia S 603

    22nd February 2017

    Each week we bring you the boat of the week, taken from Fishing News. Name: Aquilia S 603 LOA: 21.8m Built: Appledore Shipbuilders Ltd Appledore 1988 Type: Seine-netter Home port: Skibbereen Co Cork We’ll be back next week with our latest…

  • Boy Andrew’s first box raises £1,400 for charity

    Boy Andrew’s first box raises £1,400 for charity

    21st February 2017

    In keeping with the long-standing custom, the traditional first box of fish landed by the new Wick seine-netter Boy Andrew WK 170, in this case a box of monkfish, sold for £700 when auctioned for charity by Dominic Knight of…

  • New issue: Fishing News 23.02.17

    New issue: Fishing News 23.02.17

    21st February 2017

    This week in Fishing News you will find: • Call to fight bass track record rules • Boy Andrew’s first box raises £1,400 for charity • Shetland midwater fleet changes underway • Rare slipper lobster caught off the Arran islands…

  • Call to fight bass track record rules

    Call to fight bass track record rules

    20th February 2017

    Safety risk as new boat orders cancelled. A North Wales fisherman is calling on UK inshore bass fishermen to form a group to fight the new ‘ridiculous and discriminatory’ 2017 bass regulations imposed after the December Council, and possibly mount…