• Strong landings value for Peterhead

    Strong landings value for Peterhead

    20th October 2016

    Catches totalling 110,000t with a value of £109m were landed at Peterhead in the first eight months of this year, reports David Linkie. The level of landings from January until the end of July increased 28% by value and 14% in tonnage, from £85.9m and 96,680t, to total…

  • Grimsby hosts Scottish skippers on Seafish supply chain visit

    Grimsby hosts Scottish skippers on Seafish supply chain visit

    23rd March 2016

    A group of nine whitefish skippers and processors for north-east Scotland spent an intensive two days in Grimsby last week, during which contacts between the UK’s main landing and processing centres were further strengthened, reports David Linkie. Arranged by Julie…

  • New whitefish trawler for Westray

    27th January 2016

    Westray skipper Tommy Tulloch is scheduled to take delivery of a new 28m single-rig whitefish trawler in September 2017. To be built by Vestværftet ApS at Hvide Sande, Denmark, skipper Tommy Tulloch’s new command will be the first new whitefish…

  • Double record for Shetland whitefish landings

    6th January 2016

    Records tumbled at Shetland’s last whitefish market of 2015, when the highest yearly landings, and most boxes in a single week in modern times, were recorded, reports David Linkie. Above: The Burra seine-netter Radiant Star landing some of the whitefish into…

  • Landing obligation can’t work – Newlyn skipper David Stevens

    29th December 2015

    Three years of the Catch Quota Trial (CQT), documenting catches, trialling selectivity gears and reducing all quota discards to just 2%, is about to come to an end, as, while the UK, Denmark and Norway were willing to allow the necessary quota uplift to remain in place, other…

  • Boat of the Week 05.11.15 – Guiding Light III BD 1

    Boat of the Week 05.11.15 – Guiding Light III BD 1

    9th November 2015

    Each week we’ll be bringing you our pick of Boat of the Week taken from Fishing News. Every image has been photographed by editor David Linkie while at sea. Name: Guiding Light III BD 1 LOA: 14.98m Built: Barclay Curle…


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