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  • Bridlington Sailing Coble Festival returns

    Bridlington Sailing Coble Festival returns

    3rd June 2022

    Regular sailing has already begun for members of the Bridlington Sailing Coble Preservation Society (BSCPS), and the three cobles Gratitude, Gansey Lass and Three Brothers have been taking advantage of the recent excellent sailing weather in Bridlington Bay, reports Paul…

  • Full steam ahead for SAR crews

    Full steam ahead for SAR crews

    2nd June 2022

    For the first time in over two years, the crews of both Swanage lifeboats and the HM Coastguard helicopter have been able to train together without Covid restrictions, reports Mark Blanchard. The pandemic made it extremely challenging to keep RNLI…

  • Fishing News: The job title is ‘fisherman’

    Fishing News: The job title is ‘fisherman’

    2nd June 2022

    The Fishing News Awards caused a media storm when ex-MEP Christian Allard questioned their use of the ‘non- inclusive’ term ‘fisherman’. Ashley Mullenger – aka The Female Fisherman – and her female colleagues respond… “What’s in a name? That which…

  • Unseasonable weather greets start of Poole clam fishery

    Unseasonable weather greets start of Poole clam fishery

    1st June 2022

    It was a wild and blustery start to the clam season at Poole Harbour last week, with just 15 of the 45 eligible boats braving the weather to fish for the species for the first time since the fishery closed…

  • Inaugural David Linkie Challenge Cup played at Banff

    Inaugural David Linkie Challenge Cup played at Banff

    1st June 2022

    A new event as part of the annual fish trades golf week, the David Linkie Challenge Cup, was played for the first time in North East Scotland on 19 May. Sponsored by Peterhead Port Authority (PPA), the event, held at…

  • FaSS: new panel dates announced

    FaSS: new panel dates announced

    31st May 2022

    The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) has confirmed the first panel dates for the relaunched Fisheries and Seafood Scheme (FaSS), and is now inviting applications from the industry. The grant scheme, administered by the MMO on behalf of Defra, was relaunched…

  • Industry condemns foreign crew abuse

    Industry condemns foreign crew abuse

    30th May 2022

    The fallout from the reports released two weeks ago, detailing accusations of abuse and exploitation of foreign crew who are employed using transit visas to work on UK fishing vessels outside 12 miles, have continued, reports Andy Read. Speaking on…

  • Day Dawn first box nets £1,100 for charity

    Day Dawn first box nets £1,100 for charity

    30th May 2022

    The new twin-rigger Day Dawn FR 90 completed her maiden trip with a landing of 300 boxes into Fraserburgh  on the morning of 17 May, reports Mike Montgomerie. Skippers Chaz and Martin Bruce told Fishing News that ‘it all went…

  • Scots landings up 11% – but number of fishers down

    Scots landings up 11% – but number of fishers down

    27th May 2022

    Marine Scotland has published the Provisional Scottish Sea Fisheries Statistics for 2021, showing an increase of 11% in landings of seafish and shellfish on 2020. The statistics include a summary of provisional data on landings by Scottish-registered vessels, the size…

  • McConalogue announces €45m support for processors

    McConalogue announces €45m support for processors

    26th May 2022

    Minister for agriculture, food and the marine Charlie McConalogue has announced approval for a scheme that will provide €45m in funding for capital investment projects by Irish seafood processing enterprises. The scheme is based on a recommendation of the Seafood…

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