Harbour News 28 March–10 April 2018

29 arrivals for the period Whitefish totalled 16,500 boxes from fifteen Scottish trawlers, six Anglo-Spanish long liners and a Portuguese freezer netter. The seasonal Rockall haddock fishery has seen vessels fishing steadily and landing every ten days. Additionally the Scottish fleet has been fishing traditional grounds to the north and west of the Butt of Read More »

Harbour News 5–27 March 2018

46 arrivals for the period Whitefish totalled 14,500 boxes from eleven Scottish trawlers, nine Anglo-Spanish long liners and one Anglo-Spanish netter. The seasonal Rockall haddock fishery is now in full swing with a number of trawlers fishing both on the bank and in deeper water. Boats are reporting reasonably steady fishing of quality haddocks with Read More »

Harbour News 23 January–13 February 2018

27 arrivals for the period Whitefish totalled 2,000 boxes from two Scottish trawl landings and three Anglo-Spanish liners. The Banff-registered Endeavour IV and the Venture III, both owned and run by the Lovie family from Whitehills, landed shots of monkfish, ling and cod from the Shelf Edge. The majority of the Anglo-Spanish fleet continue to Read More »

Harbour News 1–22 January 2018

34 Arrivals for the Period Whitefish totalled 5,500 boxes from four Scottish trawl landings and eight Anglo-Spanish liner/netters. The Inverness-registered Adventurer returned to work on 27 December and landed three lorryloads of monkfish, ling and haddocks for the New Year trip; they followed this up with two further landings of quality groundfish from the Shelf Read More »

Harbour News 14 November-19 December 2017

31 arrivals for the period Whitefish totalled 7800 boxes from eight Scottish trawlers and seven Anglo-Spanish long liners. The Inverness-registered Adventurer made four landings of mainly monkfish and haddocks from Rockall; the boat then headed northwest to fish the shelf edge for the winter months. The Banff-registered Genesis landed twice from the shelf edge, monkfish Read More »

Harbour News 25 October–13 November 2017

14 arrivals for the period   Whitefish totalled 700 boxes from a single Scottish twin rig trawler – the Inverness- registered Adventurer which continues to work at Rockall (pictured) despite occasional appalling weather. Shellfish landings consisted of the regular weekly offshore crabber Our Hazel and several visits from the recently purchased and Kinlochbervie-owned prawn trawler Olivia Read More »

Harbour News 1– 24 October 2017

26 arrivals for the period   Whitefish landing totalled 1600 boxes from one Scottish trawler and 2 Anglo Spanish liners, quiet times as the fleet continue to fish further north. Shellfish effort was mainly crab landings from the offshore creeler Our Hazel, plus a couple of prawn landings from local waters and the efforts of the Read More »

Harbour News 5-30 September 2017

24 arrivals for the period Whitefish landings totalled 1200 boxes from one Scottish trawler and one Spanish liner. As ever at this time of the year the whitefish sector is very quiet with both the Scottish and Anglo- Spanish vessels fishing and landing further to the north and east. Shellfish effort was steady with eight Read More »

Harbour News 28 June–17th July 2017

51 arrivals for the period   Whitefish was once again busy; 12,000 boxes were landed by six Scottish trawlers and eleven Anglo Spanish liners. The Scottish effort continues to concentrate on the Rockall haddock and squid fisheries both of which have exceeded expectations this year. The Anglo fleet are starting to drift away from Ullapool Read More »

Harbour News 13 – 27 June 2017

50 arrivals for the period Whitefish was reasonably busy; 8,400 boxes were landed by five Scottish trawlers and six Anglo-Spanish liners and netters. The Scottish effort concentrated on the dwindling seasonal Rockall squid fishery but was bolstered by the reappearance of haddock on the grounds. The Anglo fleet have had a fantastic spring and early Read More »