HMRC links to VAT & Tax on EU and non EU sales
15 Feb 2021
How to Make your advert stand out
06 Jun 2020
Make sure your FAFB advert stands out add new pictures and video now!

It is more important than ever to login and make sure your advert is displaying the best possible pictures and full clear details of what you have for sale. Adding video links in your advert is easy and really helps potential buyers so make sure your advert is fully at it’s best Remember it costs you nothing to edit your advert and add new pictures and video. It only takes only a few minutes of your time !

Seafish online learning
21 May 2020
Irish Skipper Expo 2020 to be rescheduled due to coronavirus uncertainty
06 Mar 2020

Irish Skipper Expo 2020 to be rescheduled due to coronavirus uncertainty

Mara Media, the organiser of Irish Skipper Expo 2020, has announced that the show originally scheduled for 13 and 14 March in Limerick has been postponed due to uncertainty over the escalation of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and will be rescheduled for a later date.

Hugh Bonner, managing director of Mara Media said: “We regretfully announce that we are postponing next week’s Irish Skipper Expo 2020, but our foremost concern is the health and safety of exhibitors and visitors to the event.

“The advice we have received from Health Service Executive Ireland (HSE) is that while coronavirus in Ireland is still in the containment phase, it is a rapidly evolving situation, and as such, rescheduling the show is the only sensible and pragmatic option.

“This is not a decision we have taken lightly, and we appreciate the difficulties this will cause because of the planning involved in attending the expo, but the wellbeing of exhibitors and visitors is of paramount importance to us. We will be working with our show contractors, and with the wider fishing industry, to put in place a new date which will be announced as soon as possible. We would like to thank our exhibitors for their valued support at this challenging time.”

if the phone number seems to be wrong .Did you include the country code ?
11 Dec 2019
Your phone number is not working !

If you find the phone number listed on FAFB is not Working. Are you remembering to add the country code ? If you are calling or TEXTING Ireland from the UK you need to add +353 in front of the number If you are calling or TEXTING the UK from Ireland. You need to add +44 in front of the number if there is a 0 at the start you will have to omit that The full instructions for making a call to another country are below every phone number listed on FAFB Please read these and carefully follow the instructions, before you decide the number is wrong

Safety Tips Buying or selling
26 Sep 2019
How to sell or buy Safely on line

read full article click here

Advertisers ! Remember to Check for messages stored in your FAFB account
03 Jul 2019

Advertisers ! Remember messages/emails that have been sent to your mail account are also backed up in your FAFB account to make sure you are not missing any email enquiries Log in to your FAFB account, open My FAFB and click “View Enquiries”.

All enquiries to live adverts sent through the contact form are listed here , showing ID number of your advert and the contact details of the person making the enquiry, as well as a copy of the actual enquiry.

This is useful if your email settings are putting some of your emails into your spam folder, or if you can't access your own email system for any reason.

Also to be sure your not missing any enquiries ,tick the box allow text alerts to your mobile this can be found in your personal details , (edit my details )

Video links on FAFB
02 Apr 2019

Rmember on findafishingboat.com you can enhance your advert by adding a video at any time to any paid advert.

Simply upload your short video to youtube, copy and paste the link into your advert (edit advert) then save. Video must be relevant to the boat or product being sold.

Buy and Sell with confidence on FAFB
17 Mar 2019
Buy and sell with confidence on FAFB

With between 5 and 6 million page views every month, FAFB is the best place for fishermen to buy and sell boats, equipment, licences etc. You can trust us to do our very best to provide buyers and sellers with a safe platform. User's details are never shared with third parties. FAFB is an independent website with an exemplary track record and the price of a basic advert has not changed since 1999.

The governments white paper on sustainable fisheries consultation document
05 Sep 2018
Sustainable fisheries consultation document

To read the white paper follow this link

To add your comments follow this link

Consultation closes on 12 th sept so not much time

Post-Brexit fishing plans to be set out by UK government
04 Jul 2018
Governmnents Post brexit fishing plans

Post-Brexit fishing plans to be set out by UK government

Aberdeen 2019
12 Jun 2018
Aberdeen 2019

Welcome to Skipper Expo Int. Aberdeen 2019

Now in its 9th year, Skipper Expo Int. Aberdeen is Scotland’s flagship fisheries show that attracts large numbers of exhibitors and visitors from all over the world.

The show was founded by Mara Media, a publishing and event management company based in Co. Donegal, Ireland.

Mara Media publishes the widely respected ‘The Skipper’ magazine, a monthly publication for the Irish and UK fishing industries. Mara Media had already established Skipper Expo Int. Galway in Ireland back in 2005, and following the success of that event, decided that the Scottish fishing sector would also benefit from an all-encompassing annual fisheries exhibition, which led to their decision to create the Aberdeen show in 2011.

The expo, which is held annually at the Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre, has been so successful that the number of exhibitors has more than doubled since its inception, with there being a truly international flavour. For example, at Skipper Expo Int. Aberdeen 2018, there were around 210 exhibitors from 20 different countries.

The success of the show can be attributed to the fact that the expo is a great place to do business, as well as being the ideal venue for the fishing industry to network and socialise.

Such success is confirmed by the universally positive testimonials from exhibitors and visitors alike. The team at Mara Media has the philosophy of continually consulting with exhibitors and visitors to ensure the show fully meets their requirements.

Huge herring spawning grounds off Gairloch
27 Mar 2018
Herring spawning grounds found

Huge herring spawning grounds found read more

get your free copy of Quay issues from Seafish
06 Mar 2017
Quay issues

Quay Issues is a FREE magazine for the fishing industry and tells some of the stories unearthed during the Seafish annual Fleet Survey.

get your free copy here

New government rules issued on bass fishing
21 Feb 2017
Free magazine from Seafish
19 Feb 2017
Get the new quayissues magazine now for free

Quay issues free magazine from seafish click here

By 2019 the disposal of fish at sea will be banned
27 Jan 2017
BBC Article

The fishing industry has been opposed to the "inflexible" way in which the discard ban has been implemented under the Common Fisheries Policy. They say the regulations are the problem rather than monitoring.

Chief Executive of the Scottish Fisherermen's Federation Bertie Armstrong said: "Everybody's on the same side with reducing discards as far as physically possible it's just a question of getting the rules right which is a work in progress. "Cameras, frankly, are a little side show and the presence of absence of them will not solve of fail to solve the problem." Quota incentives for other species still exist under the scheme even though the incentive for North Sea cod has ended. By 2019, the disposal of all fish at sea will be banned. READ BBC Article

Fisheries research pamphlets
03 Dec 2016
Fisheries reasearch

[Scottish Fisheries Information Pamphlet No. 25 2004] (http://www.gov.scot/uploads/documents/fishing%20gear.pdf)

Covers most common types of commercial fishing

Fishtubs are eligible for EMFF grant funding
09 Sep 2016
EMFF Funded DRAWM Fishtubs

DRAWM Fishtubs aboard the LILY LOLA

DRAWM Fishtubs General Manager Kieran Ward commented ahead of the Skipper exhibition in Bournemouth, “It’s great to hear that the DRAWM fishtubs are proving such a huge success in the industry. The quality of the tubs is driving repeat sales and customers continue to be pleasantly surprised at the affordable prices”. Its also great to see the fishermen getting EMFF grant funding for fishtubs and other items. That’s what it is there for.”

Paul Fitch, skipper of the LILY LOLA from Harwich in England received 80% funding under the grant scheme through the MMO. “I got a 310Ltr and two of the 100Ltr hinged lid tubs from DRAWM Fishtubs. I use them for keeping the fish fresh with slush ice and also for keeping ice. Because my boat is Under 12 metres and I don’t tow any static gear, I was eligible for the higher rate of funding. Well pleased”

Shetland Fisherman, Kevin Sutherland CONCORD applied for funding through Marine Scotland. “I needed 4 off 310Ltr fishtubs for my boat. I was aware that fishtubs are eligible for EMFF grant funding so I phoned Kieran Ward at DRAWM Fishtubs and got some information as to how to apply. I applied in June and received approval for 80% funding in August. There is a bit of work to do to supply all the information for the application, but overall I think it is worth it” Insulated fishtubs are recognised to contribute towards improving quality and are eligible for European Maritime Fisheries Funding (EMFF). Contact: Website; EMail: sales@drawm.com; Tel: 02838 570001

Best coastal marine conservation
05 Sep 2016

Making news in today's Daily I is the findings from World Atlas regarding global marine conservation. With pollution of the seas being a major contributor to the negative impact on marine life a big effort is being made to raise awareness among the general public about the importance of our seas. Marine ecosystems rely on a delicate balance between the natural world and the industries that make a living from the seas; sadly the two are not always in harmony and the results can have a devastating impact on the environment. Fish, in particular, are highly susceptible to water pollution and contaminants in the sea can radically alter fish stocks as a result of adverse impacts on breeding and fatalities. However, it is the overall picture of marine health that matters and it's interesting to see just how the geography stacks up with respect to coastal conservation.

World Atlas conducted a survey of countries across the globe to assess the action being taken to preserve their coastal waters and the findings make for interesting reading. Of the top twelve countries listed, the UK is notably absent but eight of our European counterparts come out very well, including France, Norway and Germany. Clearly there are discrepancies to be held into account with the amount of coastline required to be under protection with Norway having 25,148km and Germany having just one tenth of that figure.

The list below shows the country followed by the proportion of its coastline that is under protection:

  1. Monaco (100%)
  2. Slovenia (985%)
  3. Ecuador (75.7%)
  4. Germany (64.8%)
  5. France (62.9%)
  6. Norway (60.7%)
  7. The Netherlands (57.7%)
  8. New Caledonia (56.6%)
  9. Belgium (56.1%)
  10. Poland (52.7%)
  11. Australia (48.5%)
  12. Guinea-Bissau (45.9%)

The headlines look good for Australia but there is clearly more work to be done both across Europe and beyond to tackle the concerns of coastal conservation.

Salmon Fishing in South Western Australia
01 Apr 2013
Fisheries in New South Wales, Australia
27 Mar 2013
Fishing update from Victoria, Australia
22 Mar 2013
Tuna cowboys in Southern Ocean
08 Mar 2013
Read this article about our tour of the ports of South Australia and watch the award winning video of the tuna cowboys in action.

Click here to read the Tuna Cowboys article

Abalone Fishing WA
11 Feb 2013
Dont send money to anyone you can't verify
05 Aug 2012

Despite having warnings posted all through our website stating clearly that:

You should not send money to anyone that you can't verify as genuine

sadly, I'm still getting emails from people who are ignoring this advice.

Scammers and petty thieves are are out there and, yes, they sound genuine on the phone. That's how they are able to operate.

There is very little point telling us that you have ignored our advice and have now lost money.