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1st January 2023


Celeste a Beneteau 35.1 from 1999 is our home just now

      we are visiting our Aus family Damian Micky and Cosmo

26th October 2022

The Sea farers Charity Movie MCA Inspection requirements

The Seafarers’ Charity has funded a new information film to help fishers meet new MCA inspection standards. Click here In partnership with the National Federation of Fishermen's…

S&P Blair Engineering for the Fishing Industry
3rd September 2022

S&P BLAIR Engineering

The engineering company S&P Blair has been manufacturing equipment from Dunbar since 1933 when the Company was established by the founder Peter Blair.

Blair formed the company when he…

25th June 2022

FAL Propellers-Supply and Repair

F A L Propellers have been serving the marine industry for over 50 years. During this time the skilled workforce has repaired over 34,000 propellers, from fishing vessels, work boats, oil…

10th January 2022


Add the FAFB ICON to your iPhone

One click and your on the site

This is just a reminder that this facility is available

Just open FAFB on your phone Tap the save button as shown Remember to…

7th January 2022

How to add a shortcut to FAFB on your Samsung mobile

Follow these steps to add an FAFB icon to your Home screen.

30th December 2021

Seafish ID cards

Seagoing training certificates ID cards and certificates are available to fishing industry workers who have completed training. Find out how to order new or replacement certificates Mandatory…

29th November 2020

Trawl net monitors - a brief introduction

Trawl net monitors have been developed by various companies for many years.

Over the years the technology has improved - battery life has been extended and the functions have been improved,…

11th August 2020


Sikaflex a short explanation

Sikaflex Is known as the worlds leading construction and Industrial adhesive

Sikaflex is widely used in the marine environment

Founded By Kasper Winkler in Baar…

16th June 2020

A marine survey

Are you wondering how you can decide on your next boat and progress the sale?

Or are you wanting to endorse your boat for sale advert with a recent marine survey?

A full marine survey or a…

12th May 2020

Seine netting revisited

Drone footage of the salmon on Parry beach2020

Seine fishing is a method of catching fish using a net that is hung vertically from a rope and used to haul catch from the water. The top is…

15th April 2020

What is AIS?A simple explanation of how it works and how everyone can access it

AIS a simple explanation

AIS Automatic Identification System was mandatory for vessels over 300 GT in 2002 Now all fishing vessels 15m and over must have one installed

Over the years two…

28th March 2020

Navigating Lateral and Cardinal Marks

Navigating the channels, seas and waterways of the world can be a tricky business but ever since man took to the seas there has been a correlative system of piloting aids; from the fire and…

27th March 2020

Kelvin Diesel Marine Engines: A brief history

Founded in 1904 as the Bergius Car and Engine Company, Kelvin Diesels is a Scottish manufacturer of marine engines that are widely used in commercial fishing vessels and small tugboats. The…

21st March 2020

A Few Knots & Hitches That Everyone Should Know

For some people, this may be second nature . But you’d be surprised just how many people we’ve come across who still haven’t got to grips with tying some basic but essential…

5th February 2020

A Guide to Basic Diesel Engine Maintenance

Diesel engines are relatively straightforward to maintain and if you can cover the basics on a regular basis then you can be sure to prevent costly mechanical failures that could leave you,…

17th December 2019

Fishing Trawlers: The basics

Also known as draggers, a trawler is a commercial fishing vessel which is designed to pull (or drag) a trawl net behind it to catch fish. The net is known as the trawl and can be deployed at…

Demersal trawl selectivity trials
6th November 2019

Landing Obligation trawl gear trials

Since February 2017 a fishing industry led collaborative project, aimed at eliminating the capture of juvenile and non-commercial fish species, has been underway. The Northern Ireland Gear…

5th November 2019

Marine electronics explained: Depth/Echo Sounders/fishfinders

Depth sounders (or echo sounders) are a type of SONAR system used in marine navigation to determine the depth of the water or to locate and visualize objects beneath the waves. They are used…

5th September 2019

A short history of fishing boats

A history of trawling.

The United Kingdom has an affinity for the sea and its history of fishing is an essential part of our culture as an island nation. From the development of early coastal…

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