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  • Record catch value of £989m for UK fleet in 2018

    Record catch value of £989m for UK fleet in 2018

    10th October 2019

    UK vessels landed a total of 698,000t for £989m in 2018, according to the annual UK sea fisheries statistics released by the MMO last month (Thursday, 26 September), reports David Linkie. This overall total included landings of 36,200t and £115m…

  • Boston’s memorial to lost fishermen: from little acorns…

    Boston’s memorial to lost fishermen: from little acorns…

    4th October 2019

    On 18 September, a warm, sunny day, in Boston, Lincolnshire, a carved wooden tribute to the town’s lost fishermen was unveiled, reports John Worrall It stands on a patch of grass close to the pedestrian bridge over the river Witham,…

  • Readers’ Photos

    Readers’ Photos

    3rd October 2019

    The selection of photographs shown on this page 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…

  • Brixham scalloper Joanna C transformed after major refit

    Brixham scalloper Joanna C transformed after major refit

    27th September 2019

    The Brixham-based scalloper Joanna C BM 265 has recently completed a nine-month near-bare-hull rebuild, to transform her into a state of the art mid-sized beam scalloper capable of fishing week-long trips wherever the opportunity presents itself around the UK, reports…

  • New-look Blueye

    New-look Blueye

    26th September 2019

    Bridlington teamwork delivers large-scale refit of North Shields prawn trawler The under-10m trawler Blueye BH 453 returned to North Shields on completion of a major refurbishment project carried out by two well-known Bridlington companies, electrical specialist SE Marine and JD…

  • Cromer crabs – feeling the pinch

    Cromer crabs – feeling the pinch

    13th September 2019

    John Worrall reports on a seafood icon in an uncertain world Let’s talk local heritage: Cromer crabs, a happy bit of alliteration that sticks in the mind to conjure visions of wide beaches, seaside fun and wholesome seaside fare, with…

  • Inshore Corner with Phil Lockley

    Inshore Corner with Phil Lockley

    12th September 2019

    Refit of the legendary Devon crabber Excel DH 17 Last but not least in my current review of inshore refits is the famous Devon crabber Excel DH 17. Built by J Hinks & Son of Appledore in North Devon, construction…