• Socks and surfboards from waste netting

    Socks and surfboards from waste netting

    24th February 2016

    It’s such a sensible idea you have to wonder why it hasn’t been done before. Old netting, both trawl and static netting, has to be disposed of somewhere and with few other options available, much of it ends up as…

  • Fishermen’s Mission Christmas card photograph competition

    24th February 2016

    The Fishermen’s Mission has teamed up with Fishing News to launch a nationwide search for the perfect photograph for its 2016 Christmas card, offering you the chance to give your photography the recognition it deserves. “The Fishermen’s Mission is delighted…

  • Wind farm off Yorkshire coast covers 154 sq miles

    Wind farm off Yorkshire coast covers 154 sq miles

    23rd February 2016

    The world’s largest windfarm is to be built in the North Sea 80 miles off the Yorkshire coast, reports Tim Oliver Developer DONG Energy says the Hornsea-1 farm will cover more than 154 square miles and its wind turbines will…

  • Scallop fishermen dismayed by lack of parity in Blacksod Bay fisheries

    Scallop fishermen dismayed by lack of parity in Blacksod Bay fisheries

    23rd February 2016

    County Mayo scallop fishermen are infuriated that oyster dredging is set to commence in the same area where scallop dredging is banned, reports Pauric Gallagher. Scallop dredging was initially halted in Blacksod by fishermen voluntarily, to allow for measures to…

  • Boat of the Week 18.02.16 – Boy Andrew WK 170

    Boat of the Week 18.02.16 – Boy Andrew WK 170

    22nd February 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: Boy Andrew WK 170 LOA: 26.61m Built: Campbeltown Shipyard 1986…

  • MMO launches £200m EMFF UK scheme at Poole

    22nd February 2016

    The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) held the UK launch event for the €243m European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) scheme at Poole on Monday 8 February. Above: Fisheries Minister George Eustice, with MMO Chief Executive John Tuckett (left) and Chairman Sir…

  • Tranquility PD 35: Modern Danish-built fly-shooter for Peterhead

    19th February 2016

    Less than three months ago, Lossiemouth skipper Scott Milne and the crew of the Peterhead-based seine-netter Tranquility PD 35 were dealt a major blow when their boat was extensively damaged by a potentially life-threatening fire, following an arsonist attack, reports…

  • Fishermen in WW1 – Tin Fishing

    Fishermen in WW1 – Tin Fishing

    18th February 2016

    In the latest of an occasional series remembering the crucially important role fishermen immediately took on a century ago, John Worrall looks back on how U-boats replaced herring as the sole target species of drifters. It sort of made sense.…

  • Boat News

    17th February 2016

    Here’s the latest boat news from the UK and Ireland… Major overhaul for Co Donegal vivier-crabber at Mooney Boats crew 2016 is continuing on from where last year left off for Mooney Boats Ltd in Killybegs, with a steady influx of…

  • Innovative shrimp gear makes UK debut

    16th February 2016

    A new type of shrimp gear, claimed to have far less impact on the seabed, has arrived in the Wash, reports John Worrall. Above: The SeeWing beam maintains a lower trawl front-end profile. The SeeWing has been acquired in a…