Features

  • Cordella: picturing the past

    Cordella: picturing the past

    20th February 2021

    In 1980, young photographer Alec Gill was invited to document a mackerel trip off the South West coast onboard Cordella H 177. Forty years on, he recalls the memories evoked by his pictures Deep-sea mission My camera is a passport…

  • Isabelle: new vivier-crabber joins SW fleet

    Isabelle: new vivier-crabber joins SW fleet

    4th February 2021

    Built by C Toms & Son, the new Isabelle PW 64 combines a well-proven Ian Paton design with a state-of-the-art fit-out, reports Phil Lockley In the winter of 2018, ex-skipper Les Burt, who heads a family fishing business in North…

  • New-generation Resolute

    New-generation Resolute

    28th January 2021

    Gardenstown midwater trawler makes her mark fishing mackerel Skippers Matthew and Alexander West and the crew of Resolute BF 50 have quickly started to showcase the fishing capabilities of their new vessel, reports David Linkie 01    Resolute leaving Fraserburgh for…

  • Jacqueline Anne – New ideas incorporated into new Fraserburgh

    Jacqueline Anne – New ideas incorporated into new Fraserburgh

    15th January 2021

    Twin-rig trawler from Macduff Shipyards A number of innovative features, most of which are relatively minor when viewed singly, have dovetailed into the overall design for maximum benefit on the new 24.5m Fraserburgh twin-rig trawler Jacqueline Anne FR 243, reports…

  • Cromer crabs, chalk reefs and divers(e) matters

    Cromer crabs, chalk reefs and divers(e) matters

    7th January 2021

    Back in 2016, among the second tranche of Marine Conservation Zone (MCZ) designations was the Cromer Shoal Chalk Beds MCZ, which has as its main feature a chalk reef, reputedly Europe’s longest, just off the North Norfolk coast. It is…

  • Clifden lifeboat rescues sinking trawler and two crew

    Clifden lifeboat rescues sinking trawler and two crew

    26th December 2020

    Both lifeboats at Clifden RNLI were launched just before 11am on 12 December, following a Coast Guard request to go to the aid of Ophelia WT 399, which was taking on water and in danger of sinking off the Galway…