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  • Daystar FR 86 launched at Whitby

    Daystar FR 86 launched at Whitby

    12th January 2017

    Fraserburgh skipper Stephen West’s new 23.95m twin-rig trawler Daystar FR 86 was christened in the traditional manner by his daughters Kasey and Steffie at Whitby last Friday, reports David Linkie. Above: The 250t Daystar is lowered into the water the River…

  • NFFO blasts UK minister

    NFFO blasts UK minister

    10th January 2017

    ‘Eustice sacrificing English interests to appease Scots’ NFFO asks ‘who is fighting our corner?’ English fishing interests and quotas are being sacrificed to appease nationalist pressure in Scotland, and the UK minister is failing to defend English interests, reports Tim…

  • New issue: Fishing News 12.01.17

    New issue: Fishing News 12.01.17

    10th January 2017

    This week in Fishing News you will find: • NFFO blasts UK minister • Scottish government to provide expertise to Estonia • Widened demersal discards ban to remain in force until Brexit • New boat feature: Antares LK 419 • BOTW: Forever Faithful…

  • Boat of the Week: Forever Faithful PD 289

    Boat of the Week: Forever Faithful PD 289

    9th January 2017

    Each week we bring you the boat of the week, taken from Fishing News. Name: Forever Faithful PD 289 LOA: 21.5m Built: Macduff Shipyards Ltd. Macduff 2016 Type: Twin-rig trawler Home port: Peterhead We’ll be back next week with our latest…

  • Building for the future at Peterhead

    Building for the future at Peterhead

    5th January 2017

    Work on the initial stages of Peterhead Port Authority’s £50m North Harbour development has progressed well in the first two months of construction, reports David Linkie. Above: Work in progress on the quay area on which Peterhead’s new 9,000-box fishmarket will…

  • New issue: Fishing News 05.01.17

    New issue: Fishing News 05.01.17

    2nd January 2017

    This week in Fishing News you will find: • Danger of fisheries being sidelined in Brexit talks • Highland and moray FLAG grants • Building for the future at Peterhead • The continuing evolution of moray firth seiner • BOTW: Kings…

  • Boat of the Week: Kings Cross PD 365

    Boat of the Week: Kings Cross PD 365

    2nd January 2017

    Each week we bring you the boat of the week, taken from Fishing News. Name: Kings Cross PD 365 LOA: 78.75m Built: Karstensens Shipyard Skagen Denmark 2016 Type: Midwater trawler/purse-seiner Home port: Peterhead We’ll be back next week with our latest…

  • Four new builds by Macduff Shipyards

    Four new builds by Macduff Shipyards

    2nd January 2017

    In the week that the extensively refurbished seiner/trawler Opportune LK 209 was handed over to Shetland skipper Ross Christie, Macduff Shipyards also had four new builds at varying stages of completion, reports David Linkie. Above: Machinery installation and fitting-out work is…

  • Highland and Moray FLAG grants

    Highland and Moray FLAG grants

    2nd January 2017

    The Highland & Moray Fisheries Local Action Group is now accepting applications for grants. The group has been awarded £1,006,000 as part of the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund community-led local development programme to support fishing, aquaculture and maritime industries…

  • Danger of fisheries being sidelined in Brexit talks

    Danger of fisheries being sidelined in Brexit talks

    2nd January 2017

    Lords report: ‘Expectations may be hard to deliver’ A new Parliamentary report on Brexit and Fisheries says the government faces ‘a huge challenge’ to achieve a successful outcome to the Brexit negotiation on fisheries, reports Tim Oliver. Above: Map showing…

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