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  • Serene: Trend-setting Whalsay midwater trawler fishing herring

    Serene: Trend-setting Whalsay midwater trawler fishing herring

    10th September 2020

    Featuring a full-length forecastle deck and rigged to pump pelagic fish over the stern, Serene LK 297 was the first of its class in the world when delivered to Whalsay skipper Bobby Polson and partners by West Contractors AS of…

  • Butley oysters: Flavour of a quiet creek

    Butley oysters: Flavour of a quiet creek

    3rd September 2020

    Cultivated on the Suffolk coast for centuries, artisanal oysters are once again tickling the tastebuds. John Worrall reports Down on the mid-Suffolk coast, the river Alde, which becomes the Ore, runs inside Orford Ness, the longest shingle spit in Europe,…

  • Scallops in the Solent

    Scallops in the Solent

    27th August 2020

    A day’s fishing with a teenage skipper, supported by a thriving family business, reveals the potential for a brighter future for inshore fishing, reports John Periam. Photographs by Geoffrey Lee An opportunity arose for Fishing News to spend a day…

  • Chris Andra: midwater trawling for herring

    Chris Andra: midwater trawling for herring

    21st August 2020

    As the 2020 North Sea seasonal herring fishing gathers momentum, David Linkie looks back 13 years to a trip on the new Fraserburgh midwater trawler Chris Andra FR 228  With the 2007 summer herring season drawing to a close, Chris…

  • Ocean Harvest and Harvester pair-seining

    Ocean Harvest and Harvester pair-seining

    13th August 2020

    David Linkie looks back 12 years to the maiden pair-seining trip of the innovative sisterships Harvester PD 98 and Ocean Harvest PD 198, built by Karstensens shipyard, which marked a significant milestone for the Scottish whitefish fleet The intensive work…

  • Yorkshire port aims to be ‘lobster capital of Europe’

    Yorkshire port aims to be ‘lobster capital of Europe’

    6th August 2020

    A plan is in hand to raise the profile of the East Yorkshire port of Bridlington by linking its fishing industry to tourism, reports Tim Oliver The development stems from a study carried out by Hull University, ‘Project Pincer 2’,…

  • Wash cockles: mainly for the birds

    30th July 2020

    Environmental protections and coronavirus restrictions have combined to limit what should have been a bumper year for the Wash cockle fishery. John Worrall reports Let’s start with a list: Special Area of Conservation (SAC) under the EU Habitats Directive Site…