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  • Reports of fishing in MPAs unfounded

    Reports of fishing in MPAs unfounded

    8th March 2016

    Reports that Scottish west coast vessels have been fishing inside the controversial new west coast MPAs are without foundation, according to the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation, reports Tim Oliver BBC Scotland reported that Marine Scotland had sent patrol boats to some…

  • Killybegs Port Profile  – Pt 2

    Killybegs Port Profile – Pt 2

    8th March 2016

    Continuing our look at Killybegs port, with a picture portrait of this busy harbour Atlantic Challenge prepares to come alongside Killybegs’ new pier at dawn on a quiet morning. Fiona K II heads out in fresh conditions. Polyvalent trawlers berthed in…

  • Boat of the week 29.03.16  – Olgarry SO 591

    Boat of the week 29.03.16 – Olgarry SO 591

    7th 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: Olgarry SO 591 LOA: 51.2m Built: A & L Hoekman, BV Urk, Holland…

  • Killybegs Port Profile – Pt 1

    Killybegs Port Profile – Pt 1

    7th March 2016

    KILLYBEGS LEADS THE WAY IN IRELAND Its location in one of Europe’s outstanding natural harbours, adjacent to major fishing grounds in the North Atlantic, means that Killybegs is synonymous with the fishing industry. David Linkie reports. Generations of continual re-investment…

  • Mixed views on Farne Deeps technical rules

    Mixed views on Farne Deeps technical rules

    4th March 2016

    A meeting on Monday last week (15 February) to discuss technical measures to protect the Farne Deeps Nephrops fishery produced no agreement, reports Tim Oliver. Scientists say the stock needs recovery and at the December Council it was proposed that…

  • Fishing boats saw WW1 action beyond home waters

    Fishing boats saw WW1 action beyond home waters

    3rd March 2016

    In the latest of an occasional series, Defending Britain, remembering the crucially important role fishermen immediately took on a century ago, John Worrall explains how fishing boats were frequently deployed hundreds of miles from their home ports in support of…

  • Expo Int. Galway 2013 Preview – Pt 3

    Expo Int. Galway 2013 Preview – Pt 3

    2nd March 2016

    Our final preview of what’s on offer at this weekend’s Galway Expo Int. The Skipper Expo Int. Galway 2016 will be held on 4 and 5 March at the Galway Bay Hotel, Galway. Opening times, 10am to 6pm on Friday 4 March, and 10am…

  • Whitby Crabbers Suffer Heavy Pot Losses

    Whitby Crabbers Suffer Heavy Pot Losses

    2nd March 2016

    Three Whitby potters lost valuable fishing gear and time last week, after several fleets of static gear, clearly marked in a traditional crabbing area, were towed away by a visiting scalloper, reports David Linkie. Skippers Adrian Noble (Olivia Rose WY…

  • Expo Int. Galway 2016 Preview – Pt 2

    Expo Int. Galway 2016 Preview – Pt 2

    1st March 2016

    Continuing on from Monday, here’s more of what’s on offer this weekend at the Skippers Expo Int. Galway 2016    THE ‘DIESEL DOCTOR’ COMES TO GALWAY         ‘Diesel bug’ can be effectively eradicated with MarShip’s Marine Fuel Purifier. The…

  • Anchor Seiners built at Peterhead by Herd & Mackenzie

    Anchor Seiners built at Peterhead by Herd & Mackenzie

    1st March 2016

    John Addison looks back on a trend-setting succession of anchor-seiners built at Herd and Mackenzie’s boatyard at Peterhead between 1954 and 1961. During the late 1940s and the early 1950s, a number of traditional Danish anchor-seiners from Grimsby and Esbjerg…