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Busy time for Fraserburgh fishing fleet

Busy time for Fraserburgh fishing fleet – Our picture here shows a busy scene comprising Fraserburgh’s small boat fishing fleet earlier this week, which appeared to be thriving when Fish Focus visited.This sector focuses on shellfish and will also jig for mackerel during the summer and autumn season when the shoals come close inshore.

Fraserburgh Harbour Commissioners, who determine the strategic aims of the port, are currently looking at investing in new infrastructure and facilities to support not only the fishing sector but renewables and other sectors too.

Writing in this year’s Scottish Seafood Association Yearbook and Diary, Jill Smith of the Harbour Commissioners says: “It is vital that the town and harbour continues to meet the needs of the fishing industry, futureproofing its viability for the future and thus enabling our communities to continue to thrive.”

Fraserburgh Harbour Commissioners have appointed specialist maritime consultants Fisher Associates to prepare a masterplan for the harbour. The masterplan will comprise a strategic framework for the physical development of the harbour over the next 20 years, to support growth in existing markets as well as facilitate access to new business. The harbour and its diverse supply chain are core elements of the economic and social fabric of Fraserburgh.

The masterplan will therefore play a key role in the harbour enhancing the future prosperity and sustainability of the Town, and will include strong stakeholder engagement, and a public consultation on the Draft Masterplan.