An order has been placed with French shipyard Piriou for a new 22.50 metre trawler for Armament Cabaret, with a delivery date in 2019. The newbuild will be registered in St Brieuc and is expected to operate in the Channel and Celtic Sea.
South-West FPO chief executive Jim Portus said that this year’s December Council had turned out to be one of the longer ones, resulting in a mixed bag for South-West and Channel fishermen containing both good fortune and despair.
A pioneering ethical fishmonger business helping to support local fishermen has opened its first hub in Plymouth. Sole of Discretion is launched at Plymouth Fisheries, the second largest fresh fish market in England based within a large, purpose-built complex in Sutton Harbour.
Newhaven fish traders MCB Seafood have set up a scheme to dispose of worn out fishing gear, working with the Global Ghost Gear Initiative and Danish company PlastiX Global.