• Brexit and the legalities

    Brexit and the legalities

    27th July 2016

    Andrew Oliver of Hull-based Andrew Jackson Solicitors outlines the general legalities and practicalities associated with the UK leaving the EU as a result of the recent referendum   Andrew Oliver of Andrew Jackson Solicitors. When I started to write this…

  • Second consultation on Small Isles MPA

    Second consultation on Small Isles MPA

    20th July 2016

    A second consultation is to be held on the Small Isles MPA on the north-west coast of Scotland, reports Tim Oliver Proposed draft management measures will be published in August, and the consultation will last for eight weeks. Scottish Environment…

  • Whalsay Resilient launched at Whitby

    Whalsay Resilient launched at Whitby

    19th July 2016

    The new Shetland whitefish vessel Resilient LK 195 was christened by skipper Arthur Polson’s wife Yvonne last weekend at Whitby, reports David Linkie. Over 100 family members and friends travelled to Whitby from Whalsay to support skipper Arthur Polson, together…

  • Shetland fishermen of the future

    Shetland fishermen of the future

    19th July 2016

    Ten potential new fishermen for the Shetland fleet have completed their introductory training at the NAFC Marine Centre The 10 students have successfully finished the three-week Seafish-funded Introduction to Commercial Fishing course. During their time at NAFC, the students have…

  • Situation vacant

    Situation vacant

    15th July 2016

    Editorial assistant required: Fishing News Do you have excellent writing and communication skills? Are you keen to break into publishing? Kelsey Media is recruiting for an editorial assistant to work across its portfolio of weekly newspapers, focusing initially on Fishing…

  • Queen’s Birthday Honour for deep sea scientist

    Queen’s Birthday Honour for deep sea scientist

    30th June 2016

    A Scottish scientist who became one of the world’s foremost researchers in deep-sea ecology has been awarded the OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Edinburgh-born Dr John Gordon, who lives in Easdale, Isle of Seil, spent his whole research…

  • Fishing News Awards Winners

    Fishing News Awards Winners

    2nd June 2016

    250 guests attended the presentation evening for the Fishing News Awards 2016, which was held in the Hilton Aberdeen Treeptops Hotel on Thursday 26 May. The capacity audience represented all sectors of the fishing industry. Guests from all parts of…

  • Mayo catamaran Natalie gets major overhaul

    Mayo catamaran Natalie gets major overhaul

    20th May 2016

    The Natalie (WT275), a 7.95m catamaran owned by Mayo fisherman Ciaran Quinn, underwent a major overhaul recently, reports Pauric Gallagher. Ciaran bought his vessel in 2008, and it was the first Sutton catamaran to come to Ireland; since then several…

  • U10 licence caps: 447 out of 782 appeal

    U10 licence caps: 447 out of 782 appeal

    19th May 2016

    DEFRA: Decisions to be notified ‘as soon as we can’ Well over half of the English under-10m vessel owners whose licences were capped or suspended have appealed against their capping notifications, reports Tim Oliver. DEFRA says it has received 447…

  • Choke problems for under-10s

    Choke problems for under-10s

    18th May 2016

    Under-10m group NUTFA also takes the view expressed during the recent Edinburgh meeting, which looked at measures to deal with choke species, that species that are going to cause the biggest choke problems should not all be left until they have…