Features

  • Disquiet on the eastern front

    Disquiet on the eastern front

    2nd April 2020

    The Suffolk inshore fleet is struggling – but it shouldn’t be. John Worrall reports It’s all a bit depressing. The Brexit threshold has been crossed and fishing, like everything else, is in transition. Whatever horse deals are being done in…

  • MMO advice on help available

    MMO advice on help available

    1st April 2020

    A message from Tom McCormack, CEO of the Marine Management Organisation The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) is working to continue to provide its services during the unfolding events around the Covid-19 pandemic. Our main aim in these unprecedented times is…

  • Maritime charity seeks seafaring heroes

    Maritime charity seeks seafaring heroes

    29th March 2020

    The Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society is calling for nominations for its annual Skill and Gallantry Awards, reports John Periam. The Chichester-based charity is calling on members of the maritime and rescue communities to nominate those who have demonstrated outstanding bravery and…

  • Readers’ Photos

    Readers’ Photos

    26th March 2020

    The selection of photographs shown have been sent in by Fishing News readers. Although the number of photos currently being received is insufficient to generate a Photo of the Month competition, a selection of readers’ photos will continue to be…

  • Inshore Corner with Phil Lockley – Beating the rules in wood

    Inshore Corner with Phil Lockley – Beating the rules in wood

    22nd March 2020

    In the second part of his series on the ‘rule-beaters’, Phil Lockley investigates the effects of the ‘10m rule’ on wooden boatbuilding History reveals that most vessels built from wood that were considered ‘rule-beaters’ were not actually made to beat…

  • A lifeline for fishermen and families

    A lifeline for fishermen and families

    21st March 2020

    With its 140th anniversary approaching, the role of the Fishermen’s Mission is evolving – but it remains as essential as ever. John Periam reports The Fishermen’s Mission was founded by Ebenezer Joseph Mather in 1881, as the National Mission for…

  • Endurance arrives at Whalsay (Photo: Ivan Reid)

    Endurance arrives at Whalsay (Photo: Ivan Reid)

    13th March 2020

    The latest addition to the Whalsay whitefish fleet, Endurance LK 416, was welcomed into Symbister harbour at the end of February after being bought by a new local partnership, reports David Linkie. The 23.24m Endurance is the former Skerries-based trawler…

  • Crystal Sea

    Crystal Sea

    12th March 2020

    St Ives family achieves long-cherished ambition by taking delivery of new boat from Macduff Shipyards The new 24.5m twin-rig trawler Crystal Sea SS 118 started fishing from Newlyn towards the end of last month, under the shared command of St…

  • Fishing News Awards 2020 nomination shortlists

    Fishing News Awards 2020 nomination shortlists

    8th March 2020

    After a busy few weeks, the shortlists for each category have been drawn up, and voting is now open So now it’s over to you and it really couldn’t be simpler. Just visit: fishingnews.co.uk/awards and place your vote. Simon Evans…

  • Retain and report American lobsters

    Retain and report American lobsters

    5th March 2020

    One newcomer to our waters that is definitely not welcome here is the American (or Canadian) lobster. Debbie Murphy and Chris Barrett of CEFAS offer advice on the new DEFRA ‘Retain and Report’ campaign Keen-eyed fishers around England occasionally notice…