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  • Daystar and Convallaria VI

    Daystar and Convallaria VI

    12th June 2020

    Pair-trawling for herring off Rattray Head In a week in which the first herring of 2020 were landed at Peterhead, David Linkie looks back on a quick-fire trip on the Fraserburgh pelagic boat Daystar BF 250, pair-trawling for herring with…

  • Boston: Of cogs and stumps and the price of fish

    Boston: Of cogs and stumps and the price of fish

    11th June 2020

    The Lincolnshire town’s fortunes have gone up and down – like its fishing. John Worrall reports The Lincolnshire port of Boston goes back a long way. Boston first got rich in medieval times through the Hanseatic League, whose success was substantially based…

  • Cheetah rides the storm

    Cheetah rides the storm

    4th June 2020

    Like most businesses, catamaran builder Cheetah Marine, based at Ventnor on the Isle of Wight, decided to stop production in late March so its staff could stay safe – but it is now back in production with Covid-19 precautions in…

  • Girl Dee Dee FH 31 – Latest Buccaneer B21 joins SW fleet

    Girl Dee Dee FH 31 – Latest Buccaneer B21 joins SW fleet

    29th May 2020

    As Cornish skipper Daniel Gilbert takes delivery of the 6.4m Girl Dee Dee, the Buccaneer B19 and B21 still lead the field in GRP boat design, reports Phil Lockley While the designs of U10 rule-beaters are racing ahead, it might…

  • Roseanne: Cod netting off Whitby

    Roseanne: Cod netting off Whitby

    28th May 2020

    In the second part of a mini-series on the major role that North Sea cod played in the lives of generations of fishermen on the Yorkshire coast, David Linkie looks back on a day spent on the Whitby under-10m netter…

  • New lifeboat ready for service at Peel

    New lifeboat ready for service at Peel

    15th May 2020

    The coronavirus crisis has had a major impact on lifeboat stations in terms of publicity visits, exercise launches and events – but the commitment of the RNLI to saving lives at sea remains as strong as ever, and lifeboats have…