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  • Alison Kay performing well

    Alison Kay performing well

    18th May 2016

    Skipper James Anderson and partners are highly impressed with the level of performance that the Shetland twin-rig whitefish trawler Alison Kay LK 57 has delivered. Her first four trips were fishing west of Foula in some fairly heavy weather, after…

  • Milestone for Rapp Marine

    Milestone for Rapp Marine

    17th May 2016

    Rapp Marine has achieved a notable first by securing the orders to supply full electric deck machinery packages for two twin-rig midwater trawlers to be built by Karstensens Shipyard for Danish owners. To be built for Astrid Fiskeri AS, Skagen,…

  • Boat of the week 28 April : Our Sharon SH 7

    Boat of the week 28 April : Our Sharon SH 7

    16th May 2016

    Each Week We’ll Be Bringing You Our Boat Of The Week Taken From Fishing News Name: Our Sharon SH 7 LOA: 9.95m Built: Blyth Workcats Ltd  Canvey Island  Essex  2009 Type: Fast potter Home port: Scarborough We’ll be back next…

  • Fishing For Leave Campaign Launched

    Fishing For Leave Campaign Launched

    15th May 2016

    Industry pressure group launches national campaign ‘Fishing for Leave’ joined by fishermen from all areas and sectors ‘Fishing for leave’, a grassroots pressure group formed by fishermen from all parts of the UK, was officially launched in April, reports David…

  • Advance returns to sea after refit

    Advance returns to sea after refit

    15th May 2016

    Parkol Marine Engineering recently completed extensive modernisation work on the Campbeltown 87 pair-seiner Advance WY 77, owned by Lockers Trawlers Ltd, reports David Linkie. Parkol engineers installed a new Baudouin 12M26.2 main engine (428kW @ 1500rpm), Masson MM7400 8.653:1 reduction gearbox and…

  • Campaign for Aberdeen trawler memorial

    Campaign for Aberdeen trawler memorial

    15th May 2016

    Former Aberdeen trawlerman Rab Youngman is campaigning passionately for a statue to be erected in memory of the trawlers, and the men that crewed the fleet, which until little more than a generation ago, had long provided the lifeblood of…

  • Richard Benyon

    Richard Benyon

    6th May 2016

    Fisheries: Facts not Fantasy The following article by Richard Benyon appeared in the 5 May issue of Fishing News “I am not surprised that the Brexit campaign has made fisheries its poster boy. The failures of the CFP are an…

  • Apologies for our absence

    5th May 2016

    Unfortunately we were victims of 123Reg’s mass deletion issues a couple of weeks ago, and it has taken this long to retrieve the website. Normal service will be resumed shortly! In the meantime, have you placed your votes for the…