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  • Portsoy celebrates 25th Scottish Traditional Boat Festival

    Portsoy celebrates 25th Scottish Traditional Boat Festival

    12th July 2018

    The 25th Scottish Traditional Boat Festival, held at Portsoy over the weekend of 30 June and 1 July, in scorching weather more reminiscent of the Mediterranean than the Moray Firth, attracted an estimated record attendance of around 20,000 visitors, reports…

  • Quality and efficiency to the fore in new Peterhead fishmarket

    Quality and efficiency to the fore in new Peterhead fishmarket

    6th July 2018

    In terms of scale and standards, the new whitefish market at Peterhead sets new benchmarks for quality and efficiency, both in the UK and in Europe. David Linkie reports The first sale in Peterhead’s new fishmarket on Monday, 18 June…

  • Inshore Corner with Phil Lockley

    Inshore Corner with Phil Lockley

    6th July 2018

    ‘What a picture, what a photograph’ Phil Lockley begins a two-part series on one of the strongest-built wooden pocket trawlers in the UK – Adela BM 79 It was built at Paimpol for a Guernsey skipper and was here (in…

  • Past Shoreham lifeboat crews reunion

    Past Shoreham lifeboat crews reunion

    6th July 2018

    Former crew members of the RNLI Shoreham Lifeboat held a get-together at the Sussex Yacht Club on 24 June, reports John Periam. The event was arranged by Mike Fox, whose family have had strong lifeboat links over many years. “It…

  • Busy – ‘but not too busy’ says boatyard boss

    Busy – ‘but not too busy’ says boatyard boss

    29th June 2018

    While the Cornish boatyard C Toms & Son is at present ‘very busy’, the yard’s boss Paul Toms says that there is space for more builds, reports Phil Lockley. He said: “No boatyard can be too busy, and in our…

  • Coming tomorrow: Our feature on Tranquility LK 63

    Coming tomorrow: Our feature on Tranquility LK 63

    27th June 2018

    DETAILS Owners: Tranquility Fishing Company Ltd, Shetland Designer/boatyard: Vestværftet ApS, Hvide Sande, Denmark Agent: LHD Ltd, Lerwick, Shetland DIMENSIONS and CAPACITIES Length overall: 27.55m; Length reg: 23.98m; Beam: 8m; Depth to shelterdeck: 6.24m; Draft: 5.2m; Tonnage: 324 tonnes gross; Fuel:…

  • Fisheries Science – your chance to ask Hannah Fennell

    Fisheries Science – your chance to ask Hannah Fennell

    22nd June 2018

    Over the past few years, I’ve got more and more interested in the human microbiome, and wonder if the same applies to fish? If, for example, you took a fish from one location, and compared its gut bacteria to a…

  • Silver Lining for traditional Welsh coracle fishery?

    Silver Lining for traditional Welsh coracle fishery?

    21st June 2018

    SILVER LINING? – FOR TRADITIONAL WELSH CORACLE FISHERY The historic and traditional coracle fishery for salmon and sea trout (sewin) on the river Teifi in West Wales is holding on. John Worrall reports. Len Walters works a mixed fishery out…