• Increased Whitefish Landings At Peterhead

    Increased Whitefish Landings At Peterhead

    2nd June 2015

    Whitefish activity increased significantly in the first four months of this year at Peterhead, with the catch value and tonnage rising by 11% and 17% respectively, reports David Linkie. 19,143t of whitefish with a value of £28.3m were landed at…

  • Eyemouth Remembers Mac

    Eyemouth Remembers Mac

    1st June 2015

    William ‘Mac’ Maltman was a familiar figure either working or walking along the quaysides at Eyemouth harbour for most of his life, where he always found time for a friendly chat, reports David Linkie. Following Mac’s death in 2014, the…

  • Killybegs Midwater Trawler Veronica Dry-Docked At Leith

    28th May 2015

    The Killybegs midwater trawler Veronica D 95 was fully repainted by Fraserburgh based marine coatings specialists PBP Services in just four days earlier this month when the vessel was berthed in the Imperial dry-dock at Leith, reports David Linkie. As…

  • Antares Sold To Iceland

    Antares Sold To Iceland

    27th May 2015

    The Whalsay 72.8m midwater trawler Antares LK 419 left Shetland earlier this month after being sold to Iceland and renamed Margrét EA-710 by new owners Samherji HF, reports David Linkie. Featuring a Wartsila 12V32E main engine and Rapp deck machinery,…

  • Five Rescued Safely After Kairos Sinks

    Five Rescued Safely After Kairos Sinks

    26th May 2015

    The five man crew of the Fraserburgh twin rig trawler Kairos BF 190 were safely rescued from a life raft in the early hours of Tuesday morning overnight after the 18.6m sank 75 miles west of the Isles of Scilly,…

  • Adenia Lengthening Progressing Well

    25th May 2015

    Upgrade work to enhance crew and vessel safety on Whalsay skipper George William Anderson’s midwater trawler Adenia LK 193 is progressing well, reports David Linkie. Adenia was refloated at the end of last month after a new 8.4m hull section…

  • Young Exmouth Scallop Skipper Progresses His Career

    Young Exmouth Scallop Skipper Progresses His Career

    17th May 2015

    Exmouth skipper Dominic Welsh has advanced his career further by replacing the 11.95m scalloper Jay C E 333 with the larger and newer Marina Emiel BM 19, reports David Linkie. Designed by S C McAlister & Co Ltd, Marina Emiel…

  • Up To 30% Of Lobster Catches Unmarketable By 127mm Rule

    Up To 30% Of Lobster Catches Unmarketable By 127mm Rule

    16th May 2015

    Irish lobster fishermen are starting to feel the effects of the maximum landing size on their catch as reports from some fishermen state that a large part of their haul is no longer marketable, reports Pauric Gallagher. Fishermen from a…

  • New Boy Andrew

    New Boy Andrew

    8th May 2015

    The Danish Shipyard Vestvæflet ApS recently secured the order to build a 27m whitefish vessel at Hvide Sande for the Bremner Fishing Company Ltd of Wick, reports David Linkie. A profile of the new Boy Andrew should have been included…

  • New Shetland Whitefish Trawler Nearing Completion

    New Shetland Whitefish Trawler Nearing Completion

    8th May 2015

    A new 26m whitefish vessel currently being built by Parkol Marine Engineering at Whitby is nearing an advanced stage of fit-out and machinery installation under cover at Whitby, reports David Linkie. Built for skipper Michael Henderson, together with partners Mark…


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