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Big drop in Buckie Harbour fish landings


By Alan Beresford

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THERE was a big drop in fish landings at Buckie Harbour in the run-up to the May holiday weekend.

Buckie Harbour fish landings were down considerably last week. Picture: Daniel Forsyth
Buckie Harbour fish landings were down considerably last week. Picture: Daniel Forsyth

Five vessels landed a total of 183 boxes of fish, prawns and squid compared to 503 the week before. As with last week, no bags of clams were brought ashore.

The vessels bringing their catches ashore at Buckie were: Our May; Lee-Rose II; Boy Sam; Lily Oak VI; Crystal Stream.

There was more activity on the cargo front with two boats tying up over the course of the week.

First in on April 26 was the MV Celtica Hav (Bahamas) which imported 1633.56 tonnes of malt from Mistley before sailing light to the North Sea for orders two days later.

April 28 also saw the Dutch-registered MV Peak Bergen arrive light from Kirkwall and export pre-assembled units (127.85 tonnes to Peterhead the same day.


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