900 tonnes of herring unloaded in Hull as city’s fish industry booms
The boss of a fishing company says he hopes more landings will be possible in Hull after two of the firm’s trawlers arrived in the port to discharge their catch.
Between them, sister vessels Wiron 5 and Wiron 6 will unload 900 tonnes of herring over the next few days at the city’s Alexandra Dock. It’s the first time the two Hull-registered trawlers have discharged in Hull side by side and is the culmination of extensive planning by owners North Atlantic Fishing Company, which has an office in Hessle Road.
Hull-registered trawler Wiron 5 (Image: North Atlantic Fishing Company)
Managing director Phil Haslam said:
“It just made sense to see if we could make it happen here in Hull where the vessels are registered. Previously, they have landed catches in Plymouth and the Netherlands.
“It has taken us about 12 months to sort things out and make it possible because we have had to effectively start from scratch. It has involved arranging the berths with Associated British Ports to getting the right dockside facilities in place to handle two vessels like this and then making sure we have access to a nearby cold store.” . . .
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