Cornwall

  • New product confirms growing success of Cornish sardine fishery

    New product confirms growing success of Cornish sardine fishery

    27th September 2022

    The Cornish ring-net sardine fishery has won the long-term confidence of Tesco, which last week launched a new Cornish sardine product bearing the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) label. The purpose-built modern ring-netter Asthore PZ 181 has the same name and…

  • NUTFA: Advice and support for U10 fishers

    NUTFA: Advice and support for U10 fishers

    23rd December 2021

    The New Under Ten Fishermen’s Association (NUTFA) may have been founded originally by groups of like-minded inshore fishermen from England and Wales seeking a new voice with officialdom and regulators, but its reach now stretches far beyond this. The small…

  • Call for research on Thames sole collapse

    Call for research on Thames sole collapse

    23rd November 2021

    A lifelong Thames fisherman and campaigner has called on George Eustice for more research to find out why sole stocks in the Thames have collapsed. Paul Gilson, newly appointed NFFO chairman and chairman of Leigh and Southend Fishermen’s Association, also…

  • The NFFO has elected a new chairman

    The NFFO has elected a new chairman

    22nd November 2021

    Paul Gilson, a longstanding member of the NFFO’s executive committee and vice-chairman of its South East committee, who has also been chairman of Leigh and Southend Fishermen’s Association for many years, has been elected as the next chairman of the…

  • Submarine not involved in French trawler loss

    Submarine not involved in French trawler loss

    17th November 2021

    An inquest into the deaths of crewmen on the French trawler Bugaled Breizh, which sank suddenly off the Lizard in January 2004, has ruled out any submarine involvement. Lawyers for the crew’s families have always maintained that the trawler’s gear…

  • French trawler sinking probably due to coming fast

    French trawler sinking probably due to coming fast

    26th October 2021

    An inquest into the sinking of the French trawler Bugaled Breizh off the Lizard in Cornwall in January 2004 has heard that the vessel probably sank when she became fast in mud. All five of her crew were lost when…

  • Chris Ranford appointed as new CFPO CEO

    Chris Ranford appointed as new CFPO CEO

    16th August 2021

    The Cornish Fish Producers’ Organisation (CFPO) has announced the appointment of Chris Ranford as its new CEO. He replaces Paul Trebilcock, who announced his departure from the post in June, after leading the CFPO for nearly 20 years, to take…

  • 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…

  • Scrap catch app campaign

    Scrap catch app campaign

    24th February 2020

    English under-10s slam mobile Catch App ‘Complete rethink’ needed, minister told Pressure is mounting from the English under-10m sector for the recently introduced electronic Catch App reporting system to be scrapped or suspended, reports Tim Oliver Fishermen have reported endless…

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