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  • LIVE Lobster store boosts sustainable East Devon fishery

    LIVE Lobster store boosts sustainable East Devon fishery

    14th February 2020

    Joint-funded by the Blue Marine Foundation and Dorset and East Devon FLAG, a new storage facility for live lobsters will soon be in operation at Axmouth harbour in East Devon. Phil Lockley reports Officially opened on 14 January, the lobster…

  • Inshore Corner with Phil Lockley: The rise of the rule-beaters

    Inshore Corner with Phil Lockley: The rise of the rule-beaters

    7th February 2020

    In the first of a three-part series, Phil Lockley looks back at the introduction of the ‘10m rule’ and the unintended boom in boatbuilding that resulted For many fishermen, time off over Christmas and the new year brings back warm…

  • Prepare to be alarmed

    Prepare to be alarmed

    4th February 2020

    Alvin Forster, deputy director of loss prevention at the North Group, discusses the essential role of a watch alarm in fishing vessel safety – but the key is to make sure you are using it properly. Sunderland Marine insures fishing…

  • Fish Town returns to BBC Scotland

    Fish Town returns to BBC Scotland

    31st January 2020

    The fishing industry is unusually well-represented on television over the next few weeks. In addition to Cornwall: This Fishing Life, on Tuesday evenings, Fish Town, which focuses on Peterhead, has returned to BBC One Scotland, with the first episode in…

  • Solent Engineering celebrates 10 years

    Solent Engineering celebrates 10 years

    30th January 2020

    Solent Engineering was started by Dave and Lucy Middleton in 2010 – and over the past decade, they have seen their business grow from strength to strength, reports John Periam The company is based in a small five-unit production facility…

  • Readers’ photos 2019 – The winners (photo by Jenny Quinell-Scott)

    Readers’ photos 2019 – The winners (photo by Jenny Quinell-Scott)

    24th January 2020

    A wide selection of readers’ photographs were sent to Fishing News in 2019 for inclusion in this occasional feature. The high quality of the images received made selecting the six shortlisted photographs displayed here particularly challenging for the Fishing News…

  • Filey, fishing and family names

    Filey, fishing and family names

    23rd January 2020

    Veteran Filey fisherman Colin Jenkinson reflects on his 72-year career – and centuries of Jenkinson fishing heritage. John Worrall reports Colin Jenkinson has retired. After nearly 72 years of fishing for a living and just turning 85, another member of…

  • Set fair for fresh challenges

    Set fair for fresh challenges

    17th January 2020

    A young Sussex fisherman is looking to the future with his newly refitted Delta Star, reports John Periam. Photos: Geoff Lee Steve Eason is a 35-year-old fisherman who fishes out of Brighton Marina and sometimes out of Shoreham. He has…

  • Researchers map northward route of Irish east coast salmon

    Researchers map northward route of Irish east coast salmon

    16th January 2020

    New research has shown that young salmon from rivers on the east coast of Ireland travel northwards to leave the Irish Sea, rather than going south to join salmon on the western coast, before heading to their oceanic feeding grounds,…