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  • Cheetah Marine: ‘A tale of two Codes!’

    Cheetah Marine: ‘A tale of two Codes!’

    8th August 2022

    Following on from the reader’s letter in FN two weeks ago, where an owner with a vessel on order from Cheetah Marine claimed that any new boat he could build under the revised Code would have reduced stability compared to…

  • Prawn fishermen invited to meet Laeso Fish

    Prawn fishermen invited to meet Laeso Fish

    8th August 2022

    Laeso Scotland is inviting prawn fishermen across the UK to an open day at its processing centre in Peterhead on Friday, 26 August, to learn more about the services the company can provide to support fishermen in obtaining premium prices…

  • Festival of the Sea returns to Grimsby

    Festival of the Sea returns to Grimsby

    4th August 2022

    Grimsby’s maritime heritage was celebrated last month with the return of the town’s Festival of the Sea, reports Paul Scott. Grimsby’s Festival of the Sea returned to the town last month. The event, produced by Grimsby-based events organisation The Culture…

  • ‘Talk to us’: Plymouth fishers seek solutions on harbour plans

    ‘Talk to us’: Plymouth fishers seek solutions on harbour plans

    3rd August 2022

    Fishermen in Plymouth have accused the Environment Agency (EA) of failing to consult them on the harbour development proposals announced last month. “Sutton Harbour Group have started holding quarterly meetings with harbour users, a welcome development,” Rodney Anderson of the…

  • Scottish three-mile ban: campaign continues

    Scottish three-mile ban: campaign continues

    2nd August 2022

    Despite several setbacks, Scottish static-gear interests and conservation groups took another step last week in their ongoing campaign to limit the use of mobile gears on the west coast. The Scottish Creel Fishermen’s Federation (SCFF) has completed the submission of…

  • NFFO chairman: ‘It is vital we remain upbeat’

    NFFO chairman: ‘It is vital we remain upbeat’

    2nd August 2022

    The National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations (NFFO) AGM was held last Tuesday, aboard HMS Belfast, moored in the river Thames a mile downstream from Westminster, reports Andy Read. After delivering his annual report to the AGM, chairman Paul Gilson (pictured…

  • Sunderland Marine 140th anniversary prize giveaway  

    Sunderland Marine 140th anniversary prize giveaway  

    1st August 2022

    Win £140 to celebrate 140 years of support from Sunderland Marine for the fishing industry! Three lucky Fishing News readers are set to win £140 in Amazon vouchers as part of Sunderland Marine’s anniversary celebrations. As a leading expert in…

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