The death of a minke whale after a dramatic rescue attempt sparked a row about “ghost” fishing gear yesterday.
A long-running dispute over access to a historic Aberdeen harbour has escalated even further, with a landowner installing new obstacles along its boundary.
Campaigners fighting for a night watchman at Macduff Harbour believe their case has been strengthened after two boats broke free overnight.
A group of Aberdeen fishermen who lost a court case last year have been hit with a legal fee bill of around £45,000 – just days after their cherished vessels were destroyed in a malicious fire.
Residents living in Macduff helped make sure youngsters living in Africa away had some festive cheer over Christmas.
Calls have been made to ensure the safety of people visiting a historic Aberdeen harbour after motorists have been spotted turning dangerously close to the water.
Royal Navy warships are now closer to flanking north-east fishing vessels into disputed French waters after high-level talks failed to resolve an explosive “war” over scallops.
French fishermen hurled flares and rocks at a north-east trawler as a bitter dispute over shellfish turned violent.
A keen angler has urged others to do their bit to clean up the North Sea.
The north-east fish processing industry could be relocated to Poland after Brexit, a trade expert has warned.
Politicians have held crisis talks with government officials calling for changes to immigration rules for fishermen and fruit pickers to help protect both industries.
A north-east couple’s dream of providing shelter to fishermen from across the world has moved a step closer.
Thieves have stolen nearly £10,000 worth of lobster creels from Buckie - leaving fishermen facing “financial meltdown”.
Fishermen are calling on divers, kayakers, rock fishers and other Cove harbour users to back their legal challenge for access on the site.
Scottish Secretary David Mundell will visit north-east Scotland today to meet fishermen in Peterhead and businesses in Aberdeen.
Ukip will take back Scottish waters from Spanish fishermen, according to its Scottish leader David Coburn.
Fishermen embroiled in a battle with a landowner at a historic harbour who is stopping them parking their boats have run up a legal bill into tens of thousands of pounds.
A group of Aberdeen fishermen battling a landowner have vowed to continue their fight as the conflict enters its third year.
Nicola Sturgeon has said "nobody should be surprised" if the Tories "sold out" Scottish fishermen as part of their Brexit deal.
A group of fishermen are stranded after their boat broke down in the north-east.
This is the moment a group of Russian fishermen discovered an extra passenger in their nets - a huge sea lion.
Concerns have been raised that a huge £250million floating windfarm off the north-east coast could pose a hazard for fishermen.
Beatboxing and heritage fishing are coming together in a new way. The dramatic tales of herring trawlermen are taking on a modern sound which comes from international beatboxer and sound artist Jason Singh.
Moray's fishing communities came close to sinking the region's campain to remain in the European Union on Thursday. Residents in Buckie, Lossiemouth, Burghead, Hopeman and Cullen helped secure the area's Leave group 49.9% of the popular vote. The area's Remain effort trimuphed by just 122 votes, with 24,114 ballots to Leave's 23,992 - the closest margin of victory recorded in the UK. (NOTE: THIS IS SURELY LIKELY TO STAY THE CASE??) Prior to Thursday's referendum, Moray had been tipped as the Scottish region most likely to back cutting ties with Brussels. As the night wore on, the prospect of the area breaking from the trend established across the country grew increasingly likely. Members of Moray's SNP group, which had urged residents to register a Remain vote, were visibly relieved when the outcome was declared. Paul Briggs, who led the region's anti-EU drive, said that some polling stations in Lossiemouth showed a two to one swing in favour of Leave. Mr Briggs said that the result "made a massive statement" and emphasised the need for the European Union to revise certain policies. He said: "Our elected representatives need to look at this and take heed. "Things obviously need to improve for people in Moray's fishing communities, they are clearly unhappy with the UK's position within the EU." Moray MSP Richard Lochhead acknowledged that the EU's common fisheries policy had caused unrest among Moray residents who make their living at sea, and cited it as a prime cause for the close result. The policy places a ban on discard and includes “landing” rules, whereby catches have to be kept on board, landed and counted against fishing quotas. It has been attacked by fishermen, who say the scheme has devastated their trade by forcing them to dump billions of dead fish. Mr Briggs claimed that Moray's military community also played a large role in ensuring the outcome was so finely balanced. He said: "Forces families at RAF Lossiemouth and the Kinloss Barracks just want out of the EU. "We visited the RAF base in the week, and that was definitely the feeling. "They don't like the idea of other countries having any influence on the UK's armed forces. "They voted out by a big margin at some of the stations."
More than 10,000 people have signed a petition calling on Aberdeen City Council to help save a traditional fishing community in a harbour south of the city.
A plastic surgeon has failed to comply with a council order to clear a "farcical" blockade from one of the north-east's oldest docks.
Plans to freeze the cost of fishing along one of Aberdeenshire's largest rivers have been backed by Garioch councillors after one of the poorest seasons in years.
Generations of fishermen gathered in a coastal Moray village yesterday to discuss tough times ahead for the industry and to reflect on past glories.
The landowner of an historic Aberdeen harbour who laid down an "eyesore" barricade to prevent fishermen from accessing their boats has dumped more stones and rocks in their way.
A determined fishermen spent 30 minutes reeling in a 3.5ft river monster from the depths of a north-east burn.
Fishermen will down their nets next week to help clear a north-east beach of litter.
A trio of veteran north-east shipbuilders have completed a seven-year labour of love to construct what may be the last fishing vessel of its kind.