Scottish end-of-the-year mackerel fishery successfully completed
The traditional end-of-the year mackerel fishery has now finished, with the Scottish fleet reporting good catches of high-quality fish.
Most of the mackerel were taken between Shetland and the North-east Scottish coast, with there being good demand for landings from both home and export markets.
The last vessel to finish the fishery was the new Resolute, skippered by Alexander and Matthew West. The 69.8m vessel was recently completed by Astilleros Balenciaga shipyard in Spain, and is the latest example of the investment by Scottish skippers in ensuring the pelagic fleet is equipped with the latest state-of-the art craft.