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  • Trawling in the Shadow of War

    Trawling in the Shadow of War

    30th December 2022

    Brian W Lavery looks back to 1960 when disaster struck the Hull trawler St Hubert, which sank after a mine caught in her nets exploded, killing four men… It was 26 August, 1960, near Baatsfjord, off the Norwegian coast, and…

  • Exmouth’s Christmas Tragedy

    Exmouth’s Christmas Tragedy

    23rd December 2022

    While families were relaxing on Christmas Day 1956, the crew of the Exmouth lifeboat were facing a tragic ordeal. Mark Blanchard reports… The South Devon town of Exmouth, with its small commercial docks and fishing community, forms the gateway to…

  • Storing stock for Christmas markets

    Storing stock for Christmas markets

    19th December 2022

    Errin Todd continues her series on using seawater tanks to maximise the quality and value of shellfish with a look at long-term storage of lobsters for premium festive sales Whilst most of our customers use the Lobster Pod and Crab…

  • Developing the UK’s next fishing generation

    Developing the UK’s next fishing generation

    15th December 2022

    The North Atlantic Fishing Company explains the motivation behind its ‘grow your own’ cadet programme Competing for talent in a buoyant jobs market with an offer that includes demanding work at sea and periods away from home is a challenge.…

  • Guest blog: The most abhorrent occupation in the world?

    Guest blog: The most abhorrent occupation in the world?

    30th November 2022

    Magnus Johnson, a marine scientist at the University of Hull, published this column on his blog almost a decade ago, as readers with good memories may recall – but it remains just as pertinent today. We reprint it here with…

  • Sustainability: Time to level the playing field

    Sustainability: Time to level the playing field

    22nd November 2022

    In a report issued earlier this year, WWF commissioned an analysis of UK seafood consumption, and the huge volumes that are imported without reference to how it is caught or produced. Going beyond sustainability certification, WWF argued for a wholesale…

  • Get set for your stability assessment

    Get set for your stability assessment

    21st November 2022

    In the last of his series of articles, NFFO risk, safety and training lead Charles Blyth offers advice on preparing for your vessel stability assessment, now that the new MCA under-15m safety code is in force All fishing vessels, irrespective…

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