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  • Macduff Shellfish expands scallop fishing fleet

    Macduff Shellfish expands scallop fishing fleet

    6th July 2015

    Macduff Shellfish, based in Mintlaw near Peterhead in Scotland, intends to use the business – from Exeter-based the Greendale Group – to gain a foothold in the area, building relationships with fishermen to help grow the business. The 11-strong shore…

  • Rare Orange Lobster Caught By Young Fisherman

    Rare Orange Lobster Caught By Young Fisherman

    26th June 2015

    This incredibly rare, orange lobster was caught by Daire Gallagher, a young fisherman from Burtonport in Co. Donegal, reports Pauric Gallagher. Daire caught the unusual lobster in Arranmore bay, while hauling his pots set for crabs and lobsters. Although it…

  • Three-Way Irish Sea Boat Moves

    Three-Way Irish Sea Boat Moves

    25th June 2015

    The recent sale of the Maryport scalloper/trawler Golden Fleece MT 99 generated a further two boat moves on either side of the Irish Sea. Bought by Kilkeel skipper Ryan Newell from previous skipper John McEvoy, the 13.9m wooden-hulled Golden Fleece…

  • Stop Illegal Fish Sales By Unlicensed Anglers

    Stop Illegal Fish Sales By Unlicensed Anglers

    24th June 2015

    An inshore fishermen’s leader says unlicensed anglers are landing and selling large amounts of bass, cod and other quota species while commercial fishermen are struggling to survive due to lack of quota, reports Tim Oliver. Paul Joy of Hastings, co-chairman…

  • St Abbs Lifeboat Station Faces Closure Threat

    St Abbs Lifeboat Station Faces Closure Threat

    3rd June 2015

    The RNLI’s proposal to close St Abbs lifeboat station at the end of this summer has been met with widespread anger and dismay by local fishermen and large numbers of sub-aqua divers from all parts of the UK who share…

  • 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,…