Plymouth

  • Peterhead shout auction up for debate

    Peterhead shout auction up for debate

    16th April 2024

    The evolution of the whitefish industry took a further step last week, with Peterhead Port Authority (PPA) confirming that it is seeking views on changes to the traditional shout auction that still operates in the fishmarket, potentially with the introduction…

  • Plymouth PFD initiative saving lives globally

    Plymouth PFD initiative saving lives globally

    26th October 2023

    It is said that from small acorns big oaks grow. Nothing could be truer of the Plymouth City Council (PCC) PFD and personal locater beacon (PLB) scheme rolled out by Councillor Tudor Evans OBE. Looe RNLI coxswain and fishermen’s safety…

  • Plymouth fishermen left in limbo due to lock gate delays

    Plymouth fishermen left in limbo due to lock gate delays

    25th October 2023

    Frustrations are mounting in both the catching and processing sectors in Lymouth as the long-planned work on the lock gates at the entrance to Sutton Harbour continues, with no sign of the promised mitigations and compensation that were agreed in…

  • Concern as Plymouth work set to start

    Concern as Plymouth work set to start

    15th August 2023

    The long-planned £3m repair and maintenance project for Plymouth’s lock gates, being managed by the Environment Agency (EA), is continuing to create huge uncertainty amongst the Plymouth fishing industry, with many fearing that the work will permanently damage the harbour’s…

  • Scalloper crew save 31 lives in Channel rescue

    Scalloper crew save 31 lives in Channel rescue

    20th December 2022

    The crew of a Plymouth-based scalloper helped save the lives of 31 people whose dinghy started sinking while attempting to cross the Channel last week, reports Paul Scott. Four people died, and a total of 39 were rescued, after a…

  • ‘Talk to us’: Plymouth fishers seek solutions on harbour plans

    ‘Talk to us’: Plymouth fishers seek solutions on harbour plans

    3rd August 2022

    Fishermen in Plymouth have accused the Environment Agency (EA) of failing to consult them on the harbour development proposals announced last month. “Sutton Harbour Group have started holding quarterly meetings with harbour users, a welcome development,” Rodney Anderson of the…

  • Major harbour works to start in Plymouth

    Major harbour works to start in Plymouth

    25th July 2022

    The Environment Agency (EA) says it is working to support the Plymouth fleet ahead of major work on the city’s lock gates, reports Paul Scott. Scheduled to take place from mid-September until early April 2023, the work, carried out by…

  • Training charity launches sustainable fishing boat

    Training charity launches sustainable fishing boat

    17th September 2021

    Plymouth charity Greenhook Fishing has launched the first of its sustainable fishing vessels from its boatyard. Greenhook Fishing has been established to provide training and full-time employment in the boatbuilding, fishing and related industries. It works primarily, but not exclusively,…

  • New Issue: Fishing News 24.09.20

    New Issue: Fishing News 24.09.20

    22nd September 2020

      – Prawn sector needs help – New-look Beryl fishes her first trip – DEFRA: Supertrawlers ‘don’t damage seabed in MPAs’ – High stakes in Brexit talks – French vessel detained at Plymouth – Industry views needed on fishing vessel…

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