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  • PM Brexit fishing pledge

    PM Brexit fishing pledge

    5th August 2019

    Johnson guarantees no Brexit fisheries and trade link ‘We’ll leave CFP by December 2020’ Prime minister Boris Johnson has pledged that fisheries will not be traded away in Brexit negotiations, and that access to markets will not be linked to…

  • SeaFit delivers dental pain relief at Poole

    SeaFit delivers dental pain relief at Poole

    1st August 2019

    Fishermen and their families at Poole were relieved of dental pain thanks to the SeaFit programme, which provided free dental checks and emergency treatment on the quayside last month. Image: Fishermen’s Mission superintendent Nick O’Neill with fisherman Chris Skinner after…

  • Valkyrie II and the single-ended spoils of war

    Valkyrie II and the single-ended spoils of war

    26th July 2019

    At West Mersea, it’s about self-containment in the battle for survival. John Worrall reports It’s summer in Essex, and the wind turbines turn more slowly. They don’t surrender the fishing ground they have taken, but if they are working for…

  • Westward Ho returns to Faroe from Shetland

    Westward Ho returns to Faroe from Shetland

    25th July 2019

    A flotilla of seven historic Faroese fishing boats that put in to Lerwick last month, as part of a trip commemorating 100 years of the Faroese flag, have since returned home to the Faroe Islands, reports David Linkie. Main Image…

  • Trawlermen: Celebs at Sea

    Trawlermen: Celebs at Sea

    18th July 2019

    In at the deep end Three well-known celebrities from very different backgrounds – chef Antony Worrall Thompson, Boyzone’s Shane Lynch and former England World Cup-winning rugby player Ben Cohen – were thrown in at the deep end at the start…

  • Falmouth oyster dredging

    Falmouth oyster dredging

    12th July 2019

    Falmouth’s oyster dredging fishery is the only example of a regulated sail-powered fishery in the UK, and possibly in Europe too. Martin Johns reports Many fishermen often comment that, on a good day, theirs is the best job in the…