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  • Sinn Féin conference to put fisheries square and centre

    Sinn Féin conference to put fisheries square and centre

    14th October 2015

    Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada will host a major fisheries policy conference in Dungarvan on Saturday, October 24th. The conference will bring together fishermen, fisheries experts and government agencies to hammer out a strategy to support and grow the…

  • Boat of the Week 08.10.15 – Kesteven N 277

    Boat of the Week 08.10.15 – Kesteven N 277

    12th October 2015

    Each week we’ll be bringing you our pick of Boat of the Week taken from Fishing News. Every image has been photographed by editor David Linkie while at sea. Name: Kesteven N 277 LOA: 16.84m Built: Herd & MacKenzie Ltd…

  • Fishermen in WW1 – sweeping all before

    Fishermen in WW1 – sweeping all before

    8th October 2015

    In the second of an occasional series to remember the crucially important role fishermen took on a century ago, John Worrall looks back at the start of the hostilities in the North Sea following the outbreak of World War 1.…

  • Boat of the Week 01.10.15 – Christina FD 100

    Boat of the Week 01.10.15 – Christina FD 100

    5th October 2015

    Each week we’ll be bringing you our pick of Boat of the Week taken from Fishing News. Every image has been photographed by editor David Linkie while at sea. Name: Christina FD 100 LOA: 28m Built: Padmos Machinefabriek Stellendam Holland…

  • Commercial fishing: looking back to 1995

    Commercial fishing: looking back to 1995

    1st October 2015

    1995 in a nutshell Cliff Richard is knighted, Gerald Durrell dies, and Nick Leeson breaks Barings Bank. It’s 1995, Fishing News is printed with a colour front cover, but most of the inside pages are still black and white. In…

  • Win a copy of Herring Tales!

    29th September 2015

    Fishing News has teamed up with Bloomsbury Natural History to give five readers the chance to win a copy of Donald S. Murray’s Herring Tales: How the Silver Darlings Shaped Human Taste and History. The book blends together politics, science, history, religious and commercial…

  • Boat of the Week 24.09.15 – Sowenna S 175

    Boat of the Week 24.09.15 – Sowenna S 175

    28th September 2015

    Each week we’ll be bringing you our pick of Boat of the Week taken from Fishing News. Every image has been photographed by editor David Linkie while at sea. Name: Sowenna S 175 LOA: 17.98m Built: Halfish Southampton 1989 Type:…

  • Ports of the past: Hull harbour

    Ports of the past: Hull harbour

    24th September 2015

    It is hard to believe now that Hull was one of the world’s biggest fishing ports as recently as the 1970s. Hull’s rise as a major fishing port began with the discovery of the rich Dogger Bank fishing grounds in…

  • Boat of the Week 17.09.15 Silver Dawn OB 333

    Boat of the Week 17.09.15 Silver Dawn OB 333

    21st September 2015

    Each week we’ll be bringing you our pick of Boat of the Week taken from Fishing News. Every image has been photographed by editor David Linkie while at sea. Name: Silver Dawn OB 333 LOA: 17.61m Built: A Noble &…

  • Fishmarkets of yesteryear: Herring

    Fishmarkets of yesteryear: Herring

    17th September 2015

    At a time when midwater trawlers from Co Down, north-east Scotland and Shetland are fishing herring in both the Irish Sea and North Sea, it is appropriate to select ‘silver darlings’ as the theme for this month’s Fishmarkets of Yesteryear.…