commercial fishing

  • Commercial fishing: Looking back to 1977

    Commercial fishing: Looking back to 1977

    12th November 2015

    Still being printed in black-and-white, with a small amount of blue added to the cover, what Fishing News lacked in colour, it made up for in content. Politically, 1977 was a challenging year for the industry and Fishing News was…

  • Fishmarkets of yesteryear: Peterhead

    Fishmarkets of yesteryear: Peterhead

    5th November 2015

    Above: Lossiemouth skipper William Smith’s 85ft seiner Sunbeam INS 189 had the distinction of being the first boat to land into the new extension to Peterhead’s fishmarket. Built at Peterhead by Richard Irvin, and agented by Grampian Sea Fishing, Sunbeam…

  • Fishmarkets of yesteryear: Herring

    Fishmarkets of yesteryear: Herring

    17th September 2015

    At a time when midwater trawlers from Co Down, north-east Scotland and Shetland are fishing herring in both the Irish Sea and North Sea, it is appropriate to select ‘silver darlings’ as the theme for this month’s Fishmarkets of Yesteryear.…

  • Commercial fishing: looking back to 1925

    Commercial fishing: looking back to 1925

    4th September 2015

    The mid 1920s saw a wealth of creativity, from archetypal literature to innovative London bus design and the development of television. Notable triumphs in 1925 include the first television image being transmitted in London by John Baird and the introduction…


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