Features

  • Inshore Corner with Phil Lockley

    Inshore Corner with Phil Lockley

    14th June 2019

    Part 2 of the refit series: Superb-Us If it looks right, it is right – well, it will be at the Brixham Trawler Race! Skipper Alan Steer (left) and crewman Simon Evans alongside the Celtic slave console, which has been…

  • Almost 700 lifesaving devices distributed to Welsh fishing fleet

    Almost 700 lifesaving devices distributed to Welsh fishing fleet

    13th June 2019

    More commercial fishermen in Wales have received lifesaving flotation equipment to help make the fishing industry safer. Seafish has been delighted to support an industry-led Welsh Fishing Safety Committee (WFSC) project that has seen grant-aided personal flotation devices (PFDs) with…

  • Fishing News Awards 2019

    Fishing News Awards 2019

    7th June 2019

    Recognising and celebrating industry achievements and innovation Three hundred and twenty guests attended the presentation evening for the Fishing News Awards 2019, which was held in the DoubleTree by Hilton Aberdeen Treetops hotel on Thursday, 16 May. David Linkie reports…

  • Skipper Expo International Aberdeen 2019 review

    Skipper Expo International Aberdeen 2019 review

    31st May 2019

    Well-attended 2019 exhibition generates positive vibes and reflects continuing reinvestment in the fishing industry With a sell-out attendance of 236 exhibitors from 22 different countries, attracting a record number of visitors on the first day, the Skipper Expo Int Aberdeen…

  • Collaborative three-year lobster project shows great potential

    Collaborative three-year lobster project shows great potential

    31st May 2019

    The Lobster Grower 2 (LG2) project, led by the National Lobster Hatchery’s (NLH) research team at Padstow, and funded by Innovate UK, BBSRC and the Worshipful Company of Fishmongers, has come to an end after three years. The pioneering project…

  • Overnight trawling trip on Valentine

    Overnight trawling trip on Valentine

    29th May 2019

    Strong traditions and loyalty help Folkestone fishing family survive Earlier this month, skipper Luke Noakes and his father Terry Noakes gave Fishing News the opportunity to spend a night triple-rig trawling in the English Channel off the Kent coast. John…

  • Inshore Corner with Phil Lockley

    Inshore Corner with Phil Lockley

    24th May 2019

    Refits & history – part 1: Nil Desperandum On a recent visit to Brixham to see several boats in various stages of refit, I visited the Galmpton boatyard to meet boatbuilder Bobby Cann. He and his workforce of six are…

  • Kirkella – New Hull factory freezer trawler

    Kirkella – New Hull factory freezer trawler

    23rd May 2019

    Highly automated processing and plate freezing machinery delivering optimum product quality The advanced and highly automated processing machinery installed on the factory deck of UK Fisheries’ new Hull-based distant-water freezer stern trawler Kirkella H 7 is reported to have performed…

  • Fruitful Bough PD 109

    Fruitful Bough PD 109

    17th May 2019

    Peterhead skipper Robert West takes delivery of new design of 22.3m twin-rig trawler from Parkol Marine Engineering The newest addition to the Peterhead fleet, Fruitful Bough, arrived in its home port for the first time last week, following an 180-mile…