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  • Boat of the Week 12.11.15 – Benarkle II PD 400

    Boat of the Week 12.11.15 – Benarkle II PD 400

    16th November 2015

    Each week we’ll be bringing you our pick of Boat of the Week taken from Fishing News. Every image has been photographed by editor David Linkie while at sea. Name: Benarkle II PD 400 LOA: 23.95m Built: Macduff Shipyards Ltd…

  • Galloway coast Code of Conduct: phone first

    13th November 2015

    Fishermen who work in the waters off the Galloway coast are promoting their sectoral Code of Conduct with a simple message: phone first, reports David Linkie. Above image: A crewman at work on the Kirkcudbright scalloper Susan Bird FR357, which is…

  • Commercial fishing: Looking back to 1977

    Commercial fishing: Looking back to 1977

    12th November 2015

    Still being printed in black-and-white, with a small amount of blue added to the cover, what Fishing News lacked in colour, it made up for in content. Politically, 1977 was a challenging year for the industry and Fishing News was…

  • Defending Britain: Fishing boats and tethered goats

    Defending Britain: Fishing boats and tethered goats

    11th November 2015

    In Remembrance week, John Worrall looks back at the start of the hostilities in the North Sea following the outbreak of World War One and, in the third of an occasional series, remembers the crucially important role fishermen immediately took…

  • Boat of the Week 05.11.15 – Guiding Light III BD 1

    Boat of the Week 05.11.15 – Guiding Light III BD 1

    9th November 2015

    Each week we’ll be bringing you our pick of Boat of the Week taken from Fishing News. Every image has been photographed by editor David Linkie while at sea. Name: Guiding Light III BD 1 LOA: 14.98m Built: Barclay Curle…

  • At sea on the Brixham beam-scalloper Emily Rose…

    At sea on the Brixham beam-scalloper Emily Rose…

    6th November 2015

    …with Plymouth photographer Tony Fitzsimmons For as long as I can remember, I have been fascinated by the sea. Growing up in the Midlands, my only real association with the sea was yearly holidays in Anglesey, and scaring myself silly…

  • Fishmarkets of yesteryear: Peterhead

    Fishmarkets of yesteryear: Peterhead

    5th November 2015

    Above: Lossiemouth skipper William Smith’s 85ft seiner Sunbeam INS 189 had the distinction of being the first boat to land into the new extension to Peterhead’s fishmarket. Built at Peterhead by Richard Irvin, and agented by Grampian Sea Fishing, Sunbeam…

  • Magnificent Megrim!

    4th November 2015

    Sustainable, delicious and easy to cook – so why isn’t more eaten in Britain? A flatfish that has healthy stocks in UK waters is being heralded as one of the most sustainable and tasty fish currently being caught by the…