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Zamakona To Build A New Midwater Pelagic Trawler For Shetland

Zamakona To Build A New Midwater Pelagic Trawler For Shetland

Zamakona Yards and Fiskebas Fishing Co Ltd (Shetland, UK) have agreed the construction of a new 69,60 m Midwater Pelagic Trawler. The vessel will replace the present M/V ANTARCTIC II (LK145) built in 2004 and based in Lerwick. The new trawler will be built entirely at...

“Help Map Ireland’s Marine Life”

“Help Map Ireland’s Marine Life”

Call out to the public to play a role in documenting fish species in Irish waters   With World Fisheries Day (Nov 21st) this weekend, the Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA), the sea-fisheries regulator, is asking the public and particularly those in the fishing...

Scottish Government welcomes improvements for langoustine sector

Scottish Government welcomes improvements for langoustine sector

The Scottish Government has published its response to the Scottish Nephrops Working Group report, which it commissioned to help the nephrops (langoustine) sector identify and deal with the challenges brought on from coronavirus and Brexit. The Scottish Government...

Regional

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...

Europe

Kingfisher launches fishing restrictions mapping website

Kingfisher launches fishing restrictions mapping website

New online service helps fishermen navigate commercial fishing gear restrictions in UK waters The Kingfisher team at Seafish, the public body that supports the UK seafood industry, have launched a new Fishing Restrictions mapping service fishermen. This free service...

International

Zamakona To Build A New Midwater Pelagic Trawler For Shetland

Zamakona To Build A New Midwater Pelagic Trawler For Shetland

Zamakona Yards and Fiskebas Fishing Co Ltd (Shetland, UK) have agreed the construction of a new 69,60 m Midwater Pelagic Trawler. The vessel will replace the present M/V ANTARCTIC II (LK145) built in 2004 and based in Lerwick. The new trawler will be built entirely at...

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Calling for Help

Calling for Help

Frankie Horne RNLI Fishing Safety Manager Fishermen all over the UK and Ireland have an unwritten rule to help each other in times of need or distress. They tend only to call for help from others as a last resort. I am sure this will continue for years to come....

Irish Skipper Expo

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13 & 14 May 2022

English Skipper Expo

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