The facts about the fishing and investor on St Helena.

fishing vessel

This is a discussion that talks about one of St Helena’s richest assets which is fishing. PQ trading St Helena has been endorsed as the preferred investor to undergo fish processing on St Helena. Some of the local community and local fishers are not happy with the proposal offered, they have vocally expressed their views […]

Island wide petition to sort out fishing business

St Helena’s Commercial Fisherman’s Association (SHCFA) has decided that it is now time to launch an Island wide petition with the intention of overturning and terminating the current process involving PQ Trading (SHG’s preferred investor to process fish on St Helena) and to call for an open and transparent process that ensures the security of […]

Fishing directors ‘declined council talks’ as vessel lay idle

MV Extractor

A lack of public information about the future of St Helena’s first offshore fishing vessel has been called “extremely disturbing” by a councillor – after months without a single fish being caught. Public funds helped to pay for the MFV Extractor, which began landing large catches from the sea mounts around the island soon after arriving […]

Net saving? Ascension no-fishing zone could cost £3m – or not

Creating one of the world’s biggest marine protection zones around Ascension Island could cost the UK about £3 million a year – at a Conservative estimate. The conservationist estimate, on the other hand, is only £400,000 a year. Click the pic to see a gallery of Ascension marine life Celebrities and academics have joined with […]

Trevor O Thomas: a tribute from a friend

Trevor Thomas

Trevor Otto Thomas did not hesitate when the call came to go to the aid of a yacht crew, drifting rudderless in heavy seas, far out into the ocean. He helped save their lives. Three months later, no one was able to save Trevor’s life. He was found dead a few hours after being reported missing […]

Fishing vessel MV Extractor

MV Extractor

St Helena’s first island-owned offshore fishing vessel arrived on the island on 19 April 2014, with friends and family of her crew waiting to welcome them ashore. Bruce Salt photographed the vessel’s arrival, a round-the-island trip, and the return from the first fishing expedition. Click on any of the thumbnails to see a slideshow of […]

How to catch a very big fish, the St Helena way

The following video may not be of the best quality but if you’ve never seen St Helenians pole-fishing for tuna, it’s certainly an eye-opener. The ending may come as a surprise. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKnUFgeHScE

Expert quit island three days after drink-drive ban

Fisheries adviser Mark Brumbill was convicted of drink-driving only three days before leaving St Helena without serving out his contract, it has been confirmed. St Helena Government reported that “serious threats” had been made against his family when it announced his departure – but made no mention of the court case. There has since been […]

‘Threats’ blamed as family quits island (amended text)

(This story has been amended in the light of emerging information that suggests that the unspecified threats against Mark Brumbill may well not relate to his work with the fishing industry) The expert brought in to build up St Helena’s fishery has left the island abruptly after allegedly receiving “serious personal threats”, including to his […]