Harbour News 14 – 28 March 2017
38 arrivals for the period
Whitefish totalled 13,500 boxes from 9 Scottish and 9 Anglo Spanish landings. The Scottish trawlers Atlantic Challenge, Harvest Hope, Adventurer and Aalskere all landed full boat loads of haddock from Rockall. The Peterhead pair trawlers Ocean Harvest and Harvester (pictured) landed good shots of groundfish from waters to the west of the Butt, and the Banff registered Endeavour IV came in with a half landing of haddocks and cod from Bill Bailey’s Bank. With the traditional North Sea haddock grounds pretty barren this spring the larger catchers have headed west in search of richer pickings. Rockall is proving to be a strong fishery with quality fish in large numbers and bigger boats such as Endeavour IV have fished Faroe and Bill Bailey’s Bank with very good returns despite some challenging weather.
Shellfish effort increased with a number of visiting twin rig prawn trawlers fishing locally and landing weekly along with the offshore crabbers plus the efforts of the local prawn fleet.
Non-fishing was restricted to the fishfarm vessels Nitrox and Sally Ann who have been busy replacing the fish cage anchor system at Tannera, the Smit Yare setting up for the forthcoming naval exercise and the survey vessel Proteus working for SSE.
Ullapool Harbour funding summary 2016/17
|Apr – Jun||Health Centre contribution towards the purchase of a bladder scanner|
|Ullapool Community Trust HUB rental|
|UHS technical dept building equipment|
|Jul – Sep||Ullapool Book Festival sponsorship|
|Swim Club equipment and coaching|
|UHS trip to France and Belgium|
|Oct – Dec||Ullapool allotments deer fencing|
|UHS pupil Project Trust|
|Ullapool Museum People and the Sea exhibition|
|Village Hall disabled toilet changing bench|
|UPS Viking trip to Orkney|
|Jan – Mar||Isle Martin Trust powerboat training|
|Noel Hawkins (SWT) pupil exchange|
|UPS outdoor classroom|
|Alasdair Boyce local film maker|
The 2017/18 harbour funding opens on the 1st April 2017 with applications assessed by the Trustees quarterly thereafter.