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


Date Applicant
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.