Built for West Coast Sea Products, Alcedo BA-77 has been completed by Parkol Marine Engineering to a design by Ian Paton of SC MacAllister. The 33.75 metre LOA, 8.90 metre…
An Anglo-French deal has been struck for 2019, with compromise on both sides resulting in an agreement that rules out conflicts over scallop fisheries in the Baie de Seine this…
A heavy-duty scallop dredge from J Reid Scallop Gear has been tested extensively off the west coast of Scotland before being made available. ‘It’s made from Hardox 600 steel, and…
The Cornwall Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority (IFCA) has successfully prosecuted the skipper and owners of a fishing vessel for offences during two fishing trips in May and June 2018.
There’s nothing unusual about a fishing vessel being lengthened, but one being shortened is something of a rarity. But that’s what happened to French trawler when owners exchanged boats.
Parkol Marine Engineering responded to the upswing in orders for its fishing vessels by establishing a new facility to handle the additional activity, and the Middlesbrough yard has now delivered its first newbuild.
According to Ifremer, the Baie de Seine area has record scallop stocks this year, ready for the opening of the 2018-19 season. The stock in the zone within the 12-mile limit south of the Barfleur-Cap d’Antifer line is estimated to be 63,600 tonnes, compared to 48,600 tonnes in 2017.
The Parkol Marine Engineering yard at Whitby has launched a new scalloper for owners on the Isle of Islay, the first vessel to be completed at the company’s Middlesbrough yard.
Representatives of the French and UK fishing sectors have thrashed out a settlement over the scallop fishery, following several rounds of talks that had initially looked promising, before failing to reach agreement. This belated agreement will see UK scallopers leaving Eastern Channel grounds from midnight on 17th September until midnight on 31st October – applies only to those over 15 metres.
UK fisheries minister George Eustice has made a statement on the breakdown of negotiations over scallop fishing in Baie de Seine, which came to an end when the French negotiators pulled out, citing ‘extortionate’ compensation demands by the UK representatives. George Eustice stated that he has written to French minister Stephane Travert to register his disappointment that no agreement was reached.