Fishing has been the lifeblood of Peterhead for 400 years and that’s not about to change any time soon.
Reach back 20 years and there was much excitement about the idea that renewables would kick open the doorway to distributed energy; the notion that power generation would be somehow spread equitably throughout the land and be friendly.
A half a million pound project to support Shetland’s maritime industry to transition to zero-carbon fuels has received government support.
Equinor has launched a study to better understand how fishers can safely operate around and within floating offshore wind farms.
Shell has postponed a 3D seismic survey in the UK North Sea after weighing up the impacts on fishing businesses and the environment.
Scrabster Harbour Trust has reported another successful trading year with record revenues and profits being achieved for the fifth consecutive year.
Scottish fishing boats will double up as unmanned aircraft carriers after a high-tech addition to the services they offer to the offshore energy industry.
The commercial wing of Scotland’s fishing fleet body has passed the 500 mark for the number of different vessels it has used for oil and gas sector work since the beginning of the century. Rules brought in to allow stocks to replenish have restricted the amount of time fishing vessels can spend at sea catching fish, putting the fleet’s future at risk. SFF Services Limited (SFFSL), set up by the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation in 1986, said the work it has helped create has softened the impact of the downtime enforced on crafts.