Parkol delivers west coast scalloper
Alcedo BA-77 arriving in Whitby from the Parkol fabrication yard on Teesside. Image: Parkol

Parkol delivers west coast scalloper

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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…

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Baie de Seine Scallops Wars ruled out for this year
A return to the ScallopWars that broke out last year between UK and French fishermen has been averted as an Accord for 2019 has been agreed

Baie de Seine Scallops Wars ruled out for this year

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…

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Heavy-duty dredge – made for hard ground
J Reid’s heavy-duty scallop dredges have been developed to cope with hard grounds off the west of Scotland

Heavy-duty dredge – made for hard ground

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…

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Baie de Seine’s record scallop stocks

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.

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Last-minute agreement reached on scallops

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.

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UK minister comments on scallop debacle

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.

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