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North Sea trawlers face crackdown on black economy

THE Government moved yesterday to crack down on "black fish" - the vast tonnages of cod, haddock and other species caught over and above quotas which are jeopardising North Sea stocks. Ministers intend to bring in a new system where large trawlers can only land their catch at named fishing ports during certain times of day.

Shipwreck blamed on open hatches

A failure to close several hatches on the Sapphire trawler, which sank last year with the loss of four lives, was partly to blame for the tragedy, investigators revealed yesterday.

Raging winds storm across the nation

Winds ripped off rooftops, tore down powerlines, uprooted trees and flooded homes, as gales swept across the country. Forecasters warned last night that the worst was yet to come. Clare Garner reports

Espionage mystery as riddle of sunken trawler unravels

An `unsinkable' trawler went down 23 years ago with all 36 hands on board in mysterious circumstances. Colin Brown, Chief Political Correspondent, reports that the Government will pay for an underwater survey which could solve the enigma of the Gaul.

Cod defy the doomsayers

After years of warnings about a collapse in North Sea cod stocks due to over-exploitation, the waters around Britain are teeming with a bumper crop of young fish. What's going on, asks Environment Correspondent Nicholas Schoon.

Trawler wreck raised

The raised wreck of the trawler Sapphire arrived in Peterhead harbour last night, bringing the agony of the families of the four men lost when she sank a step closer to being ended.

Letter: Beards good and bad

Sir: Nicholas Schoon's defence of beardies (11 November) seems to miss the point that some people look good wearing a beard, others do not.

Football: Case of pounds 45,000 on an Icelandic trawler

Perhaps the most remarkable story to emerge from the report is the transfer that is alleged to have concluded with the payment of pounds 45,000 brought in a fishing box by an Icelandic trawler for a rendezvous in Hull.

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I couldn't honestly recommend it as a revision aid for A-level students studying The Plague or The Outsider, but Albert Camus, What's the Score? (Lyric Hammersmith) does set the record straight on one thing. Long before Eric Cantona was muttering about trawlers and seagulls, France had invented the footballing philosopher. When he wasn't keeping company with Jean Paul Sartre, Camus was keeping goal for Algiers. In Nick Whitfield's one-man show for New Lads, the number one shirt has been passed to Alex, a Camus-obsessed Sunday league footballer. He prides himself on being the world's only existentialist goalie.

Moves to end hostilities in Euro fish quota war

Agreement to end hostilities over fish "quota hopping" could be finalised within weeks, the Government indicated yesterday, after British ministers held talks in Brussels with Emma Bonino, the Fisheries Commissioner.

Election '97 : Britain likely to be net loser in EU fishery deal

The Government looks set to be outmanoeuvred today when EU ministers impose huge fleet cuts on Britain without providing any commitment to outlawing quota-hopping in negotiations on a new EU treaty. After months of deadlock a majority of the 15 fisheries ministers is expected to back fleet cuts of up to 20 per cent under controversial long- term plans to save endangered stocks.

Cruel sea claims two fishermen

Coastguards searching for the three-man crew of a missing trawler recovered two bodies yesterday. The deaths came as an inquiry was launched into the disappearance of another fishing boat; the search for which was delayed for several hours after a mix-up over distress signals.

Skipper drowns as trawlers collide

Irish marine authorities last night issued a detention order on a British registered Spanish vessel involved in a daylight collision on Sunday with an Irish trawler, whose skipper was drowned.

Trawler skipper walks free

Joseph O'Connor, the operator of a trawler which sank with the loss of its six-crew, walked free yesterday after the Court of Appeal quashed his three-year sentence for manslaughter.
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