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  • Pescado owner aims for new inquest

    Pescado owner aims for new inquest

    23rd March 2016

    The co-owner of the Plymouth-registered beam trawler Pescado that sank 25 years ago with the loss of all her six crew believes the vessel was sunk by a submarine and is trying to get a judicial review of the case,…

  • Half catch illegal under catch composition rules

    Half catch illegal under catch composition rules

    19th March 2016

    Gear regs in conflict with landing obligation Under-10m fishermen in SE England face having to discard half of their catches because some fishery officers are enforcing catch composition rules, reports Tim Oliver. There is also confusion because of the conflict…

  • Latest issue: Fishing News March 24

    Latest issue: Fishing News March 24

    19th March 2016

    The latest issue, on sale Weds March 23rd. News stories include: Brixham concerns over disproportionate fisheries monitoring; MAIB Silver Dee and Kairos; Sir Albert McQuarrie appreciation; Vessel news – Alison Kay, Ruth and Resilient, and more. Features: Essex oysters; Catapult Catamarans;…

  • ‘Green politicking’ driving management warns SFF

    ‘Green politicking’ driving management warns SFF

    15th March 2016

    The Scottish Fishermen’s Federation has warned that ‘green politicking is becoming the driving force behind decision-making, rather than scientific fact and evidence’. Chief executive Bertie Armstrong says there must be a new approach on MPAs so that decisions on their…

  • Peterhead landings exceed £15m in January

    Peterhead landings exceed £15m in January

    15th March 2016

    Although severe weather frequently disrupted fishing activities in January, 18,428t of fish with a value of £15,783,999 were landed to Peterhead in the first month of 2016, reports David Linkie. Mackerel catches accounted for 14,529t and £9m of the January…

  • Boat of the Week  – Emily Rose BM 28

    Boat of the Week – Emily Rose BM 28

    14th March 2016

    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: Emily Rose BM28 LOA: 26.15m Built: Visser Scheepswerft Den Helder Holland Type: Beam…

  • Bass tagging studies show ‘jaw dropping’ movements

    Bass tagging studies show ‘jaw dropping’ movements

    14th March 2016

    A CEFAS scientist says returns from tagged bass show that bass migrate over even longer distances than was previously thought. Dr Ewan Hunter, who is leading a four-year CEFAS bass-tagging project, said the return rate from the tagging experiments was ‘fantastic’.…

  • Ports in the Past… Kilkeel of yesteryear

    Ports in the Past… Kilkeel of yesteryear

    10th March 2016

    Situated against the dramatic backdrop of the Mountains of Mourne in Co Down, Kilkeel harbour today is home to a predominantly shellfish-orientated fleet of prawn trawlers and scallop dredgers. Highly restrictive fisheries management measures for the Irish Sea led to…

  • Historic Firth of Forth Protest – 2001

    Historic Firth of Forth Protest – 2001

    9th March 2016

    Fifteen years ago this week, 168 Scottish boats formed a huge flotilla; a remarkable sight as it steamed under the world-famous rail and road bridges spanning the Firth of Forth. Carried out with military precision, the highly visual demonstration was…

  • Killybegs Port Profile – Pt 3

    Killybegs Port Profile – Pt 3

    9th March 2016

    The final instalment of our Killybegs port profile SNG supplies wide range of demersal/midwater/static fishing gear and safety equipment The well-known Killybegs company, Swan Net-Gundry (SNG) continues to meet high levels of demand from demersal, pelagic and inshore skippers for…