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  • Excel runs successful sea trials from Macduff

    Excel runs successful sea trials from Macduff

    24th May 2023

    The latest new build from Macduff Shipyards, Excel BF 110, ran successful sea trials recently. Along with Zenith BF 106, which was completed concurrently at Macduff Shipyard’s Buckie yard and is expected to run sea trials by the end of…

  • First look boat review: Copious LK 985

    First look boat review: Copious LK 985

    20th March 2023

    The first of two identical Shetland sisterships, the new stern trawler Copious was custom-built for a fishery where seakeeping and catch quality are paramount By Peter Johnson A Shetland fishing partnership took delivery in January of the first of two…

  • Readers’ Photos 2021: The Winners

    Readers’ Photos 2021: The Winners

    7th January 2022

    Last year saw a record number of entries to our annual readers’ photo competition. The high quality of the pictures received over the year made selecting these seven shortlisted photographs a challenge – but the eventual verdict of the Fishing…

  • New Westra Fjord Joins Orkney Whitefish Fleet

    New Westra Fjord Joins Orkney Whitefish Fleet

    10th December 2021

    All hands on deck as the trawl is shot away for the first time on sea trials. The latest addition to the Orkney whitefish fleet, the 28m twin-rig stern ramp trawler Westra Fjord K 193, has made a strong start…

  • Tender Notice: Northern Eagle

    Tender Notice: Northern Eagle

    16th November 2021

    Tenders are invited for the supply and installation of refrigerated cold storage equipment on the fishing vessel the Northern Eagle. Further details can be obtained via e-mail from jkearneyltd@btconnect.com Tender to be received by 30th November 2021 by email or…

  • Hull of RV Tom Crean complete

    Hull of RV Tom Crean complete

    28th September 2021

    Ireland’s new state-of-the-art multipurpose marine research vessel, the RV Tom Crean, has reached a key milestone with the completion of the vessel’s hull. Spanish shipyard Astilleros Armon Vigo SA was awarded the contract to build the new vessel in 2019,…

  • Boat Of The Week: Isabelle PW 64

    Boat Of The Week: Isabelle PW 64

    9th June 2021

    Boat of the week, taken from Fishing News Name: Isabelle PW 64 LOA: 14.95m Built: C Toms & Son, 2020 Type: Vivier-crabber Home port: Padstow Got some pictures of your own to share? It can be an image of anything related…

  • New Crystal River launched at Buckie

    New Crystal River launched at Buckie

    9th June 2021

    Specialist low-loader units were used to manoeuvre the new Fraserburgh pair-seiner Crystal River FR 178 from Macduff Shipyards’ fabrication hall at Buckie and down an adjacent slipway at low water, reports David Linkie. The trawler was then supported by shores…

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