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  • Norfolk longshore herring – going with the flow

    Norfolk longshore herring – going with the flow

    12th January 2016

    For decades the East Anglian herring drift-net fishery was one of the mainstays of the year for UK fishermen and shore workers. Although the heady days of the renowned ‘Hame fishery’ are now consigned to history, herring still gather on…

  • Boat of the Week 07.01.16 – Genesis Enigma H 20

    Boat of the Week 07.01.16 – Genesis Enigma H 20

    11th January 2016

    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: Genesis Enigma H 20 LOA: 14.95m Built: MMS Hull 2015…

  • Inshore Corner: Ice machine mysteries – Get it serviced!

    Inshore Corner: Ice machine mysteries – Get it serviced!

    8th January 2016

    Several years ago I purchased an ice machine, a small Ziegra unit, and have never looked back. Generally landing to restaurants, prior to having an ice supply I had no other alternative than driving to the nearest fish market (25…

  • Commercial fishing: Looking back to 1955

    Commercial fishing: Looking back to 1955

    7th January 2016

    In 1955, an American icon was created by dying a violent death, while another burst, very much alive, onto the world stage. On September 30 James Dean crashed and died in his Porsche 550 Spyder in California and the following…

  • Double record for Shetland whitefish landings

    6th January 2016

    Records tumbled at Shetland’s last whitefish market of 2015, when the highest yearly landings, and most boxes in a single week in modern times, were recorded, reports David Linkie. Above: The Burra seine-netter Radiant Star landing some of the whitefish into…

  • 2015 – A year of changes, challenges and contrasts

    2015 – A year of changes, challenges and contrasts

    4th January 2016

    The saying ‘a change is as good as a rest’ generally proved to be the case over the past 12 months, when, once again, variety proved to be the spice of life. In addition to an eclectic mix of new boat…

  • Ports in the past: Peterhead

    Ports in the past: Peterhead

    31st December 2015

    While Peterhead, which established a new port value record on £171M in 2014, continues to be the main fishing port in Britain by some considerable margin, this selection of photographs, all of which were taken in the past 30 years,…

  • New boat: Western Viking

    New boat: Western Viking

    30th December 2015

    Co Donegal skipper Enda Doherty and the crew of the new Killybegs midwater trawler Western Viking SO 718 quickly started to prove the fishing credentials of the 56.5m vessel, built to an in-house design by Karstensens Shipyard at Skagen, Denmark, reports…

  • Landing obligation can’t work – Newlyn skipper David Stevens

    29th December 2015

    Three years of the Catch Quota Trial (CQT), documenting catches, trialling selectivity gears and reducing all quota discards to just 2%, is about to come to an end, as, while the UK, Denmark and Norway were willing to allow the necessary quota uplift to remain in place, other…