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  • Shetland owners order new 75m midwater trawler Charisma

    Shetland owners order new 75m midwater trawler Charisma

    22nd March 2018

    Whalsay skipper Davie Hutchison and partners of the Charisma Fishing Company have signed a contract with Karstensens Shipyard to design and build a 75m midwater trawler for delivery in November 2019, reports David Linkie Of 75m LOA, breadth moulded 15.3m…

  • Stranded lobsters rescued

    Stranded lobsters rescued

    16th March 2018

    Fishermen and their families, together with volunteers from Yorkshire Wildlife Trust and members of the general public, rescued over 5,000 lobsters washed ashore on the Holderness coast by extremely heavy seas associated with the ‘Beast From The East’ and Storm…

  • New Lincolnshire Cat

    New Lincolnshire Cat

    7th March 2018

    One of a kind – so far. John Worrall reports. You need a new boat, a catamaran, as big as possible under 10 metres. It needs to able to work from a heavily-tidal creek, to haul 700-800 pots a day,…

  • Southend fisherman Paul Gilson

    Southend fisherman Paul Gilson

    2nd March 2018

    A man dedicated to seeing the fishing industry survive. Having spent a lifetime fishing from the Essex coast at Southend, Paul Gilson is determined to see the survival of the industry he loves so much, reports John Periam. Above: Paul returning…

  • Potting on Seahouses shellfish catamaran Standsure

    Potting on Seahouses shellfish catamaran Standsure

    15th January 2018

    This selection of images taken onboard Seahouses skipper Jonathan Dawson’s potting catamaran Standsure BK 552 was taken by photographer Gareth Easton. Eighteen months ago he put on the exhibition ‘Images from the North Sea’, following a trip on the Peterhead…

  • The origins of the present day Cornish sardine fishery

    The origins of the present day Cornish sardine fishery

    5th January 2018

    After a trip on the Scottish purse seiner Lunar Bow in 1980, years later a Cornish fisherman pioneered the present fishery for Cornish sardines. Above: By the time he got the Prevail, Nutty Noah continued to develop what became today’s ring…

  • Newlyn beam trawler St Georges re-engined at Whitby

    Newlyn beam trawler St Georges re-engined at Whitby

    27th December 2017

    The 31m registered length beam trawler St Georges PZ 1053 started fishing again earlier this month from Newlyn, following an extensive engineroom renewal project and general refurbishment. The work was carried out by Parkol Marine Engineering at Whitby before the vessel…

  • Holderness netters

    Holderness netters

    27th November 2017

    Yorkshire beach-netters have cause for complaint. John Worrall reports. And here’s another bit of administrative daftness. On the Holderness coast of Yorkshire, there is a commercial fishery that ticks just about every box that anyone with a feel for the environment could…

  • New boats 2017 – P1

    New boats 2017 – P1

    13th November 2017

    A wide range of new boats have entered service this year. This extremely positive trend highlights growing confidence based on healthy stock levels and strong market demand. Twelve of the new boats delivered so far this year, which readers can…

  • Venturer: New design of Cheetah Marine potting catamaran

    Venturer: New design of Cheetah Marine potting catamaran

    25th October 2017

    Since Fishing News last visited Ventnor Haven Fishery on the Isle of Wight (11 February, 2016), for various reasons, four full-time boats have ceased fishing, leaving only the two Ventnor Haven boats working there now, reports John Periam. Above: Mooring up…