This video is a compilation
of footage recorded at sea by fishermen working aboard trawlers
and purse/seine vessels from the early 1970s right up to the
modern day fishing vessels working in 1999
It shows the industry
in all seasons and weather conditions and includes shooting
and hauling the fishing gear, fish handling systems, gutting
the fish and working in the hold. There are also spectacular
shots of vessels in roughweather.
Fishing vessels working
the traditional North Sea fishing grounds as well as the deep
water Atlantic grounds to the West of Scotland are included.
The difference between
the early footage, which was recorded on cine film, compared
to the footage of the brand new modern vessels clearly shows
how the fishing industry has progressed over the last 30 years.
Vessels and ports around
Scotland and the North of England feature in the tape; from
areas such as the North East of Scotland, including Peterhead
and Fraserburgh; up to Shetland and Orkney; as well as vessels
from Whitby in the North of England. Many other vessels from
ports around the UK and abroad are also shown.
The tape is made up from
the following footage:
CINE FILM COMPILATION. EARLY 1970s
includes various vessels, mainly form the North East of Scotland,
both fishing and in port. Shown is the launching of the Celestial
Dawn, BF 215 in Macduff. Other vessels are: Heritage,
Ambassador, Surveillance, Lunar Bow and
Quo Vadis. Stornoway, North Shields and the Isle of
Man are shown as well as fishing boats in the Caledonian Canal.
STEADFAST II , FR 443 (1989)
trawler, fishing close to various oil and gas platforms in
the North Sea, including the Hutton, Cormorant, Magnus and
Brent platforms. The Fraserburgh trawler Polaris is
also shown in rough weather, as well as a short clip onboard
the Steadfast III in a Force 11 gale.
SEDULOUS, FR 443 (1996)
purser filmed fishing and transferring fish from other vessels.
Also showing various other pursers from around the UK at the
fishing grounds, including: Challenge, Fiskebas, Altaire,
Taits, Marbella, Omega and Christina S. The
Sedulous is also filmed landing in Lerwick, Shetland and
on another occasion being boarded by fisheries officers from
the Fisheries Protection vessel Sulisker.
BE READY, LK 377 (1998)
trawler is shown while pair trawling with the Donvale II.
FR 112 (1998/9)
trawler filmed while fishing in the North Sea, also including
a large amount of footage of other fishing boats from the
surrounding area, including: Carol M, Sophie Louise, Maggie
M, Auriga III and Rebecca, as well as many more
IV , FR 443 (1999)
in the various fishing grounds around Scotland, including
the deep water Atlantic grounds. Many other Scottish trawlers
are also shown, including: John Scott, Nordfjorder, Endeavour,
Vandal, Sunlight, Emma Jayne, Keila, Arkh Angell, Fairway,
Boy Andrew, Orkney Reiver, Crystal River, Harvest Reaper,
Westro, Norlan and Mizpah, plus many others. The
Steadfast IV is also shown landing in Lochinver and
later being boarded by fisheries officers from the Fisheries
Protection vessel Norna.
TIME ALMOST TWO HOURS (118 MINS)