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  • Boat of the Week 03.09.15 – Atlantic Challenge D 642

    Boat of the Week 03.09.15 – Atlantic Challenge D 642

    7th September 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 Dave Linkie while at sea. Name: Atlantic Challenge D 642 LOA: 60m Built: Eidsvik Skipsbyggeri AS…

  • Commercial fishing: looking back to 1925

    Commercial fishing: looking back to 1925

    4th September 2015

    The mid 1920s saw a wealth of creativity, from archetypal literature to innovative London bus design and the development of television. Notable triumphs in 1925 include the first television image being transmitted in London by John Baird and the introduction…

  • Book: Herring Tales by Donald S. Murray

    Book: Herring Tales by Donald S. Murray

    3rd September 2015

    Bloomsbury Natural History presents Herring Tales, blending together politics, science, history, religious and commercial life in a celebration of the humble herring, which has done so much to shape both human taste and history. Following a journey from the western edge…

  • Cornish fishermen challenge ‘nonsensical’ EU spurdog management

    Cornish fishermen challenge ‘nonsensical’ EU spurdog management

    2nd September 2015

    Cornish fishermen have reported an increasing amount of spurdog encounters over the past few months. Recently, a Newlyn-based trawler, fishing for John Dory around the Isles of Scilly, accidently caught over 10 tonnes of spurdog. This resulted in damage to…

  • Dungeness lifeboat aids French fishermen

    Dungeness lifeboat aids French fishermen

    28th August 2015

    Dover Coastguard sent the Dungeness lifeboat to aid a 10m French fishing vessel taking on water, 11 miles southeast of Dungeness. Two people were on board the vessel. ​Once on scene, duty coxswain Roger Gillett, in command of the Shannon…

  • Ice supplies fully restored at three Irish ports

    Ice supplies fully restored at three Irish ports

    14th August 2015

    Ice supplies fully restored at three Irish ports The ice plants in Kilmore Quay, Howth and Dunmore East are back in full production, reports Pauric Gallagher. Although fishermen feared the worst, there was no interruption to the supply of ice…

  • Scottish Government publishes Solway Firth report

    Scottish Government publishes Solway Firth report

    13th August 2015

    The Scottish government has published its report on the management trial conducted in Solway Firth cockle fishery, based on the study which place from 2013 to 2014. In a statement the Scottish Government claimed the management study was able to…