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  • The heroes of Longhope remembered

    The heroes of Longhope remembered

    5th April 2019

    Nicholas Leach reports on the commemorations to mark the 50th anniversary of the Longhope lifeboat tragedy, and honour the eight brave volunteers who gave their lives On Sunday, 17 March, 2019, the community of Brims, Longhope came together to mark…

  • 500 Cheetah catamarans and still going strong

    500 Cheetah catamarans and still going strong

    4th April 2019

    Cheetah Marine, based at Ventnor on the Isle of Wight, has sold over 500 Cheetah catamarans since the well-known boatbuilding company was established. John Periam reports It was 28 years ago that Sean Strevens designed and built his first 6.2m…

  • Fishing vessels join Tyneside Brexit protest

    Fishing vessels join Tyneside Brexit protest

    29th March 2019

    A flotilla of fishing vessels took part in a demonstration and parade on Tyneside on Friday last week, to protest against the Brexit withdrawal deal, and to highlight that the government has capitulated to Britain having to obey all EU…

  • East Anglia’s fishery

    East Anglia’s fishery

    28th March 2019

    Disquiet on the eastern front – but a sole consolation As Brexit passes from delivery through dilution to disMay, East Anglia’s fishermen are no longer holding their breath. They’re just trying to get on with making a living. John Worrall…

  • About Time – Trawling in the Channel from Newhaven

    About Time – Trawling in the Channel from Newhaven

    22nd March 2019

    Newhaven skipper Neil Witney and crewman Darren ‘Daz’ Fox welcomed Fishing News aboard the under-12m trawler About Time NN 8, to view a day’s fishing in the English Channel. John Periam and Geoffrey Lee report Neil Witney has been fishing…

  • Storm Gareth crowds Killybegs

    Storm Gareth crowds Killybegs

    21st March 2019

    Some 50 vessels, including over 30 midwater trawlers, took shelter in Killybegs harbour last week from a prolonged period of severe weather, as Storm Gareth battered the west coast of Ireland with northwesterly gales in excess of 50 knots for…

  • Reach out and the Fishermen’s Mission will be there

    Reach out and the Fishermen’s Mission will be there

    15th March 2019

    The Motown classic Reach Out I’ll Be There, sung by the Four Tops, topped the UK singles chart in 1966. Over 50 years later, the words are highly appropriate for the Fishermen’s Mission team, who are always available to help…

  • Summary analysis of UK landings data 2018

    Summary analysis of UK landings data 2018

    14th March 2019

    Catch value by UK fleet exceeds  £1bn for the first time Provisional statistics released by the MMO last month indicated that the annual catch value for the UK fleet exceeded £1bn for the first time in 2018, when vessels landed…