Jim Portus

  • Mollie Jayne: Beaming From Brixham

    Mollie Jayne: Beaming From Brixham

    23rd September 2022

    Photojournalist Tony Fitzsimmons documents observations and conversations from an early-summer trip onboard the SWFPO beam trawler Mollie Jayne The Mollie Jayne prepares to leave Brixham for an eight-day trip under a clear blue sky. The South Western Fish Producers’ Organisation…

  • Jim Portus: 30 years at the helm

    Jim Portus: 30 years at the helm

    25th October 2019

    Thirty years ago, on 1 October, 1989, fishery protection officer Jim Portus jumped ship from the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAFF – now the MMO) to manage the South Western Fish Producers’ Organisation (SWFPO) He did so after…

  • New Issue: Fishing News 24.10.19

    New Issue: Fishing News 24.10.19

    22nd October 2019

      – Brexit deal agreed – Scots government under fire over static gear losses – 2018 record whitefish year for Shetland – UK fisheries agreement signed with Faroe Islands – French company to monitor UK vessels – Crowds brave weather…

  • Two-part scallop deal

    Two-part scallop deal

    10th September 2018

    Scallop deal for over-15s as French transfer effort Under-15s await details of compensation package Under-15m scallopers have been asked to stay away from the area, pending the outcome of further talks on compensation that were taking place in Paris on…


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