It’s Herring Fair this weekend and we’ve got the detail of the whole programme

Hastings’ fishermen have been catching herring off local shores since the 1600s and this weekend sees a celebration of the ‘silver darling of the sea’ as Hastings Herring Fair gets underway. Organised by Hastings Borough Council (HBC), this will be the seventh annual Hastings Herring Fair and is taking place at the Stade Open Space […]

Hastings Fish delivers ‘amazing and informative’ day

Hastings Fish brand held a Discovery Day at the Stade last week for visiting regional chefs. The chefs toured the area and visited local fishmongers. Then, they went to the Hastings fish market to see the Hastings catch processed for sale. To finish the visit, the chefs had a masterclass in fish cutting at the […]

It’s vital that fishermen are part of shaping their future says MP

It’s essential that local fisherman play a part in determining the future shape of their industry according to local MP Amber Rudd. She was speaking after a meeting in Hastings yesterday afternoon attended by Environment Secretary Michael Gove, who sat down with local fisherman and tried to allay some of the fears they had over […]

Defying the odds – grit and determination run in the family

It’s just over two months until Mark Little will be leading a team paddling across the channel in a bid to raise cash to help a very special little girl. Four-year-old Elsie-Rose Nugent suffers from spinal muscular atrophy, a progressive disease that leads to muscle weakness and loss of movement. But little Elsie has spent […]

Remembering the legacy of Biddy The Tubman

Nottingham woman Sue Church is spearheading a campaign to have a blue plaque erected in Hastings in memory of the legendary Biddy The Tubman. This Pathe newsreel footage of Biddy in action probably better explains his ‘act’ than words ever could.  Sue says: “As Hastings Borough Council no longer funds these Blue Plaques, it looks […]

European investment to help local fishing industry

Up to £1m is being made available to the local fishing industry from the EU in the form of grants from the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund. The cash is intended for projects that support the local fishery and follows on from a previous round of funding called Fisheries Local Action Groups or FLAG 1 that […]


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