News

  • Boat of the Week: Kings Cross PD 365

    Boat of the Week: Kings Cross PD 365

    2nd January 2017

    Each week we bring you the boat of the week, taken from Fishing News. Name: Kings Cross PD 365 LOA: 78.75m Built: Karstensens Shipyard Skagen Denmark 2016 Type: Midwater trawler/purse-seiner Home port: Peterhead We’ll be back next week with our latest…

  • Four new builds by Macduff Shipyards

    Four new builds by Macduff Shipyards

    2nd January 2017

    In the week that the extensively refurbished seiner/trawler Opportune LK 209 was handed over to Shetland skipper Ross Christie, Macduff Shipyards also had four new builds at varying stages of completion, reports David Linkie. Above: Machinery installation and fitting-out work is…

  • Highland and Moray FLAG grants

    Highland and Moray FLAG grants

    2nd January 2017

    The Highland & Moray Fisheries Local Action Group is now accepting applications for grants. The group has been awarded £1,006,000 as part of the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund community-led local development programme to support fishing, aquaculture and maritime industries…

  • Danger of fisheries being sidelined in Brexit talks

    Danger of fisheries being sidelined in Brexit talks

    2nd January 2017

    Lords report: ‘Expectations may be hard to deliver’ A new Parliamentary report on Brexit and Fisheries says the government faces ‘a huge challenge’ to achieve a successful outcome to the Brexit negotiation on fisheries, reports Tim Oliver. Above: Map showing…

  • Squid diaries – part 4

    Squid diaries – part 4

    30th December 2016

    Phil Lockley asks: “What have top-up cards got to do with squidding?” Regarding the layout and style of my squid gear, each year I have a new idea. Some go right and some are a complete flop. And the same…

  • Soho restaurateurs visit Peterhead

    Soho restaurateurs visit Peterhead

    29th December 2016

    In the week that saw Peterhead deliver a record-breaking 8,000-box market, London restaurateur duo, Jamie Poulton and his celebrity chef partner Ed Baines, from Randall & Aubin, were treated to a behind-the-scenes tour of the Scottish fishing industry, organised by…

  • MEPs back 800m deep water ban

    MEPs back 800m deep water ban

    29th December 2016

    The European Parliament has backed a ban on bottom trawling below a depth of 800m in the North-East Atlantic. Trawling at greater depths than 800m will be illegal. New regulations will also restrict deep-sea fishing to the area where it…

  • Boat of the Week: Resilient LK 195

    Boat of the Week: Resilient LK 195

    27th December 2016

    Each week we bring you the boat of the week, taken from Fishing News. Name: Resilient LK 195 LOA: 27m Built: Parkol Marine Engineering Whitby 2016 Type: Seiner/trawler Home port: Symbister Whalsay We’ll be back next week with our latest boat…

  • TACs and uplift quotas for 2017

    TACs and uplift quotas for 2017

    27th December 2016

    TACs and uplift quotas for the main stocks and areas of interest to UK and Irish fishermen.   Read more from Fishing News here.