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  • Franson Z-91: State-Of-The-Art New-Build Beamer 

    Franson Z-91: State-Of-The-Art New-Build Beamer 

    26th November 2021

    The new beam trawler from Dutch yard Damen Maaskant incorporates a range of design innovations that will be of interest to UK operators The ABC main engine delivers 882kW to the 3,800mm four-bladed propellor through a 9.872:1 reduction gearbox. Dutch…

  • Personal service companies: Tax implications for fishermen

    Personal service companies: Tax implications for fishermen

    25th November 2021

    Changes to IR35 legislation have implications for share fishermen paid via their own personal service company, explain the team at chartered accountant and business advisor Anderson Anderson & Brown LLP, which specialises in advising clients in the fishing industry Before…

  • The life and times of Skipper Dora

    The life and times of Skipper Dora

    11th November 2021

    Women had not long got the vote when Dora Walker became the North East’s first female coble skipper. Brian W Lavery charts the career of the woman who went wartime fishing with a pistol strapped to her waist Dora Walker…

  • New recycling service for polystyrene boxes

    New recycling service for polystyrene boxes

    10th November 2021

    Fishing News readers may have noticed a classified ad in recent weeks from a company seeking used polystyrene boxes for recycling. Anything that reduces waste, cost and carbon footprint in the industry can only be a good thing – so…

  • Supporting Welsh women in fishing

    Supporting Welsh women in fishing

    10th November 2021

    A new group, Women in Welsh Fisheries (WIWF), has been established by the Wales Seafood Cluster to enable women in the industry to meet, share experiences, and raise awareness of their work. Rachael Harper spoke to North Wales Seafood Cluster…

  • COP26: Futureproofing inshore fisheries

    COP26: Futureproofing inshore fisheries

    5th November 2021

    Flexibility is key to ensuring that the industry can meet climate challenges – but this poses particular difficulties for inshore fisheries, writes head of the Orkney Fisheries Association Hannah Fennell Climate change threatens the UK fishing industry as we know…

  • COP26: Bottom trawling and the climate crisis

    COP26: Bottom trawling and the climate crisis

    5th November 2021

    Reducing the carbon footprint of bottom trawling requires bold action from governments, and collaboration between fishers and environmentalists, writes Dr Steve Rocliffe, senior technical adviser at Blue Ventures Greenhouse gas emissions from the global food system are one of the…

  • COP26: Fishing for the future

    COP26: Fishing for the future

    4th November 2021

    As the industry adapts to meet the challenges of a changing climate, it also needs to make the case that it is part of the solution, writes Shetland industry leader John Goodlad As world leaders gather in Glasgow to discuss…

  • COP26: A vital industry with a key part to play

    COP26: A vital industry with a key part to play

    4th November 2021

    Scottish cabinet secretary for rural affairs and islands Mairi Gougeon considers the role of Scotland’s fishing industry in responding to the climate emergency For two weeks this month, the eyes of the world will be on Glasgow as the UN…

  • COP26: Scottish mackerel and herring: Climate-smart food

    COP26: Scottish mackerel and herring: Climate-smart food

    3rd November 2021

    Their efficiency, coupled with the nutritional benefits of the catch, makes pelagic vessels part of the climate solution, writes Ian Gatt, chairman of the Scottish Pelagic Sustainability Group The recently published report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)…

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