No more suffering in an open boat – after three years diving from a miniscule RIB we are now the proud owners of a new fishing boat. Complete with stove, sea berths and plenty of deck space, she may be small, but to our divers she’s luxury! A traditional clinker-built fishing boat, Helanda was built in 1974 by Orkneymen who know a thing or two about bad weather. In fact her design heritage is ancient – the first clinker boats to be seen around the Hebrides were the Viking long ships. Unlike the Viking long ships she will not be pillaging our shores, however – on the contrary, she uses less fuel than the RIB, and will enable us to continue our low-impact dive fishing with a greater degree of comfort and safety.
The Ethical Shellfish Company has achieved ‘Approved Supplier’ status with the Sustainable Restaurant Association. We are delighted to have passed their stringent checks and join the other sustainable businesses that meet with their approval.
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