News The Hull-based trawler, the Gaul, which sank in 1974. Tests are being carried out to discover whether human remains found in Russia are those of missing sailors from the trawler that went down in the Barents Sea off Norway with the loss of 36 men

Reason for FV Gaul's demise remains subject of speculation although official 2004 inquiry ruled out conspiracy theories

Spanish forced to stop fishing

Spanish trawlers ceased fishing in disputed north Atlantic waters off the coast of Newfoundland yesterday, after Canadian fisheries officials took action against one of the vessels.

Canada enjoys moral glow over `illegal' trawler arrest

Fisheries/ debate widens

Spanish trawler's `illegal' net found

As Canada and the EU held talks yesterday in Brussels in an attempt to resolve their bitter fishing dispute, Ottawa continued to press its case against the Spanish trawler at the centre of it, claiming that a net recovered from the bottom of the Atlantic proved that the Estai, had violated international law.

EU points finger at Canada in fish war fish finger war

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Five hurt in Scottish avalanche

Five people were injured, three seriously, when an avalanche hit a climbing party in a gully in the Cairngorms near Glenmore Lodge.

Footsteps in lava and ice

Following the trail of Auden and MacNeice in the 1930s, two young poets set out on an epic journey. Glyn Maxwell chronicles a new Icelandic saga

Captain Nasty's penalty claws : Fishing Lines

GOD moves in mysterious ways, and one of the oddest was how He gave a psychotic Mevagissey trawler skipper his come-uppance for breaking my line. The picturesque Cornish port has a narrow harbour entrance with a lighthouse at its southernmost poin t. It's a prime fishing spot where you can catch everything from bass and mackerel to red bream and conger eels, even sea trout and salmon.

How the pullets discovered a miracle cure for zombiehood : Country Matt ers

The purchase of 10 pullets may not sound an epoch-making event - but in fact it has proved of consuming interest.

The empty oceans The world's fish stocks are nearing annihilation. Geoffrey Lean says we were wa rned in 1833, but took no notice

If you stood at the bar of The Swordfish or The Dolphin in Newlyn 30 years ago you could tell when the boats were returning - by the singing. Every dusk the sound of fishermen's voices, raised in song, drifted into the two pubs on the harbour-fro nt of the Cornish village as the fleet chugged homewards laden with hake, whiting, mackerel and plaice. Old-timers swear that it could be heard across the waves when the boats were still five miles from port.

Trawler arrested

AN Anglo-Spanish trawler was arrested by a Royal Navy fishery protection vessel for suspected breaches of fishing regulations, a Navy spokeswoman said. Officials from HMS Anglesey boarded the trawler Blenheim in the Channel.

Angling for peace

CIBOURE - French tuna fishermen urged the European Union to arbitrate their dispute with Spanish fishermen and said those who fired at two French trawlers in the Bay of Biscay on Thursday should lose their fishing licences. AFP

RADIO / Past caring: Robert Hanks deconstructs R4's history coverage

History is all in the past these days, which probably sounds obvious. What I mean is that nowadays you don't get any history, not on the BBC; just current affairs dressed up. Take That's History (Radio 4, Saturday) - an infuriating title because it implies a rounded view of its subject when the programme actually suffers from tunnel vision. The past is regarded as a preparation for the present, and every item has some sort of modern spin put on it.

Navy in firing line over new in-shore shooting range: Trawler incident adds to the fears of fishing communities opposed to planned 30-mile military exercise area. Peter Dunn reports

NAVY commanders are going to have to get past the formidable figure of Esther Chesterfield if they are to achieve their ambition to open a new 30-mile in-shore shooting range along the south Cornish coast.
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