• Mayo catamaran Natalie gets major overhaul

    Mayo catamaran Natalie gets major overhaul

    20th May 2016

    The Natalie (WT275), a 7.95m catamaran owned by Mayo fisherman Ciaran Quinn, underwent a major overhaul recently, reports Pauric Gallagher. Ciaran bought his vessel in 2008, and it was the first Sutton catamaran to come to Ireland; since then several…

  • U10 licence caps: 447 out of 782 appeal

    U10 licence caps: 447 out of 782 appeal

    19th May 2016

    DEFRA: Decisions to be notified ‘as soon as we can’ Well over half of the English under-10m vessel owners whose licences were capped or suspended have appealed against their capping notifications, reports Tim Oliver. DEFRA says it has received 447…

  • Choke problems for under-10s

    Choke problems for under-10s

    18th May 2016

    Under-10m group NUTFA also takes the view expressed during the recent Edinburgh meeting, which looked at measures to deal with choke species, that species that are going to cause the biggest choke problems should not all be left until they have…

  • Alison Kay performing well

    Alison Kay performing well

    18th May 2016

    Skipper James Anderson and partners are highly impressed with the level of performance that the Shetland twin-rig whitefish trawler Alison Kay LK 57 has delivered. Her first four trips were fishing west of Foula in some fairly heavy weather, after…

  • Milestone for Rapp Marine

    Milestone for Rapp Marine

    17th May 2016

    Rapp Marine has achieved a notable first by securing the orders to supply full electric deck machinery packages for two twin-rig midwater trawlers to be built by Karstensens Shipyard for Danish owners. To be built for Astrid Fiskeri AS, Skagen,…

  • Boat of the week 28 April : Our Sharon SH 7

    Boat of the week 28 April : Our Sharon SH 7

    16th May 2016

    Each Week We’ll Be Bringing You Our Boat Of The Week Taken From Fishing News Name: Our Sharon SH 7 LOA: 9.95m Built: Blyth Workcats Ltd  Canvey Island  Essex  2009 Type: Fast potter Home port: Scarborough We’ll be back next…

  • Advance returns to sea after refit

    Advance returns to sea after refit

    15th May 2016

    Parkol Marine Engineering recently completed extensive modernisation work on the Campbeltown 87 pair-seiner Advance WY 77, owned by Lockers Trawlers Ltd, reports David Linkie. Parkol engineers installed a new Baudouin 12M26.2 main engine (428kW @ 1500rpm), Masson MM7400 8.653:1 reduction gearbox and…

  • Campaign for Aberdeen trawler memorial

    Campaign for Aberdeen trawler memorial

    15th May 2016

    Former Aberdeen trawlerman Rab Youngman is campaigning passionately for a statue to be erected in memory of the trawlers, and the men that crewed the fleet, which until little more than a generation ago, had long provided the lifeblood of…