Features

  • Inshore Corner with Phil Lockley

    Inshore Corner with Phil Lockley

    24th May 2019

    Refits & history – part 1: Nil Desperandum On a recent visit to Brixham to see several boats in various stages of refit, I visited the Galmpton boatyard to meet boatbuilder Bobby Cann. He and his workforce of six are…

  • Kirkella – New Hull factory freezer trawler

    Kirkella – New Hull factory freezer trawler

    23rd May 2019

    Highly automated processing and plate freezing machinery delivering optimum product quality The advanced and highly automated processing machinery installed on the factory deck of UK Fisheries’ new Hull-based distant-water freezer stern trawler Kirkella H 7 is reported to have performed…

  • Fruitful Bough PD 109

    Fruitful Bough PD 109

    17th May 2019

    Peterhead skipper Robert West takes delivery of new design of 22.3m twin-rig trawler from Parkol Marine Engineering The newest addition to the Peterhead fleet, Fruitful Bough, arrived in its home port for the first time last week, following an 180-mile…

  • Notus Echo – the world’s first shellfish detector

    Notus Echo – the world’s first shellfish detector

    16th May 2019

    The new Notus Echo real-time monitoring system finally provides an answer to one of the main questions frequently asked by the skipper of any shellfish trawler: “Where am I catching shellfish on my tow?” The real-time monitoring system detects the…

  • Last of the Hunters – Skipinnish tribute to fishing industry

    Last of the Hunters – Skipinnish tribute to fishing industry

    10th May 2019

    Top Scottish band Skipinnish has paid tribute to the fishing industry on its forthcoming album Steer by the Stars with a new song entitled Last of the Hunters. The song traces different aspects of fishing history, and makes reference to…

  • Skipper Expo Int Aberdeen 2019 – 17-18 May

    Skipper Expo Int Aberdeen 2019 – 17-18 May

    9th May 2019

    Over 210 exhibiting companies from 19 different countries will be exhibiting at Skipper Expo Int Aberdeen 2019 on Friday 17 and Saturday 18 May This will be the biggest Skipper Expo Int Aberdeen, highlighting the underlying optimism in Scottish fishing today. Sponsored…

  • Proud day for Kirkella and Hull at Greenwich

    Proud day for Kirkella and Hull at Greenwich

    3rd May 2019

    Kirkella left Tilbury on Tuesday afternoon to head up the river Thames and pass through Tower Bridge, turning in the Pool of London before mooring off Greenwich, just a few hundred yards from the iconic tea clipper Cutty Sark, reports…

  • Slipper limpets – slipping and sliding in the Wash

    Slipper limpets – slipping and sliding in the Wash

    2nd May 2019

    A pre-emptive strike is underway on the east coast. John Worrall reports It’s a good place for shellfish, the Wash. Most things with a shell like to be there. Swirling currents stir food brought in by four sizeable rivers, and…

  • The revival of sailing cobles at Bridlington

    The revival of sailing cobles at Bridlington

    26th April 2019

    At the turn of the 20th century, the town of Bridlington, East Yorkshire, had developed into a popular seaside resort, like many others around the coastline of Britain. Postcards from that era show the promenades and harbour piers thronged with…

  • Readers’ Photos

    Readers’ Photos

    25th April 2019

    Readers are invited to email photographs of any subject related to the fishing industry – action shots at sea, colourful harbour scenes, night-time shots, amusing images, etc. These photographs have been sent in by Fishing News readers. Although the number…