Pelagic Fisherman of the Year

To be awarded to a UK- or Ireland-based fisherman who has made a clear commitment to pelagic fishing in 2018. Skills, determination, leadership ability and adaptability to changes in today’s industry are all important qualities.


Chris Duncan, Altaire LK 429

Skipper Chris Duncan and the Shetland midwater trawler Altaire have been a long-standing presence in the pelagic sector at a time when new boats are joining the fleet each year. He is an ambassador for the industry, always willing to take the time to show people around Altaire, explain how the electronics work, and tell them the history of the vessel. Despite the challenges that the industry can and does provide, he just gets on with the job in hand in an understated but highly efficient manner. He’s a laid-back professional, and always the first to go when the season gets underway.

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