peterhead

  • 14.99M vivier crabber Genesis H 37 launched at Parkol yard

    14.99M vivier crabber Genesis H 37 launched at Parkol yard

    9th November 2023

    The new 14.99M vivier crabber Genesis H 37 was lowered into the river Esk on Saturday, 28 October. Built by Parkol Marine Engineering for Genesis Fishing Ltd, the new vessel will be skippered by George Robson, who currently takes the…

  • Cummins to visit Scottish ports

    Cummins to visit Scottish ports

    5th June 2023

    Engine manufacturer Cummins will be visiting Fraserburgh and Peterhead this week as part of its ‘Scotland Trailer Tour’. The company will be in Fraserburgh on Tuesday, 6 June, and in Peterhead on Wednesday, 7 June, and is inviting skippers to…

  • Swan to revisit historic herring ports

    Swan to revisit historic herring ports

    22nd May 2023

    Shetland’s restored Fifie Swan is set to retrace her past by visiting five ports significant to the historic and present-day herring industries as part of a 10-night trip from 8 to 18 June. As part of the tour, ‘On the…

  • Plans explored to extend BATmap use in Scottish fisheries

    Plans explored to extend BATmap use in Scottish fisheries

    21st April 2023

    An industry workshop in Peterhead explored plans to extend the use of the BATmap bycatch avoidance tool in Scottish fisheries By Tara Marshall, senior lecturer in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Aberdeen Once participating skippers had…

  • New processing facility for Denholm Seafoods

    New processing facility for Denholm Seafoods

    13th March 2023

    Work has begun on a major new £30m mackerel and herring processing facility and cold-store upgrade for Denholm Seafoods in Peterhead, reports Paul Scott. The investment, one of the largest ever undertaken by a wild-caught fish processing company in Scotland,…

  • New head for Scottish Maritime Academy

    New head for Scottish Maritime Academy

    23rd November 2022

    The Peterhead-based Scottish Maritime Academy (SMA) has announced the appointment of experienced mariner and trainer Chris Bell (pictured above) as its new centre manager, reports Paul Scott. Part of North East Scotland College (NESCol), the Scottish Maritime Academy provides training…

  • Seafood export drive hosts Thai buyers

    Seafood export drive hosts Thai buyers

    8th November 2022

    A delegation of buyers from Thailand visited Peterhead and Grimsby at the end of October as part of a trip designed to boost exports of UK seafood. They were shown around Peterhead fishmarket before meeting with different vendors and attending…

  • Prawn fishermen invited to meet Laeso Fish

    Prawn fishermen invited to meet Laeso Fish

    8th August 2022

    Laeso Scotland is inviting prawn fishermen across the UK to an open day at its processing centre in Peterhead on Friday, 26 August, to learn more about the services the company can provide to support fishermen in obtaining premium prices…

  • Hybrid training model ‘very successful’

    Hybrid training model ‘very successful’

    11th July 2022

    Andy Read reports on training innovations at the Scottish Maritime Academy I visited the Scottish Maritime Academy in Peterhead last month whilst one of the ‘hybrid’ sessions for the Class II ticket was taking place. Linda Hope, manager of the…

  • Peterhead misses 1m box mark in 2021

    Peterhead misses 1m box mark in 2021

    20th January 2022

    Peterhead market reported a downturn in fish moving across the auction in 2021, which was below 1m boxes for the first time in several years, although this headline figure very much does not tell the full story for the port,…

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