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  • Static gear losses cannot be sustained

    Static gear losses cannot be sustained

    20th November 2015

    Doing nothing is no longer an option, gear conflict issues need to be addressed with the upmost urgency. After enduring 15 years of substantial static gear losses, Ian Mathieson, skipper/owner of the Stonehaven-based creel boat Dalwhinnie A 913, a Cleopatra…

  • Fishmarkets of yesteryear: Scarborough

    Fishmarkets of yesteryear: Scarborough

    19th November 2015

    Until only 20 years ago, Scarborough was one of the leading whitefish landing ports on the East Coast of England. Above: Buyers evaluate the contents of traditional wooden fish boxes on Scarborough fishmarket in October 1984. As this selection of interesting…

  • Fishing News Awards 2016 evening to be hosted by Simon Rimmer

    18th November 2015

    Fishing News is to reinstate an Awards presentation evening, dedicated to celebrating the successful achievements across the industry, in Aberdeen in May 2016. The high-profile evening, in the Hilton Aberdeen Treetops Hotel, will be hosted by Simon Rimmer and will take…

  • 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…