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Shetland Lives: A lifetime at sea

Shetland Lives: A lifetime at sea

By: Chloe Irvine Retired skippers John Arthur Irvine and Willie Williamson have more than 100 years of fishing between them. Both played a key role in progressing Whalsay’s pelagic fishing industry to what it is today. Here they share some of their stories with Chloe...

Fishing vessel Nicola Faith recovered from seabed

Fishing vessel Nicola Faith recovered from seabed

The wreck of sunken fishing vessel Nicola Faith, which went missing off the coast of Colwyn Bay on 27 January, has been raised from the seabed by the Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB). The vessel will be transported to a secure location for further...

NFFO Training Trust offers Grants worth £100,000

NFFO Training Trust offers Grants worth £100,000

The NFFO Training Trust, the charity arm of the National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations, has announced that it will be offering grants worth a total of £100,000 to support training and safety in the fishing industry. Training Trust Chairman, Bob Casson said:...

Lobster Turns The Tide For UK Fishing Port

Lobster Turns The Tide For UK Fishing Port

Work is underway on an ambitious five-year plan that will see Bridlington take full advantage of its position as the largest lobster port in the UK and Europe, boosting the town’s tourist trade and enhancing its reputation for supplying world-class seafood. In 2019,...