Seabed protection brings benefits for Hastings’ fishing fleet

Protection for the seabed from Hastings Pier to Beachy Head will bring benefits for Hastings’ fishing fleet says the local MP. A newly designated Marine Conservation Zone (MCZ) will cover an area of 195km2 and ensures protected marine species are not destroyed or disrupted by harmful fishing methods. The Hastings Fishing Fleet is comprised of […]

The best one yet! Herring Festival is huge success.

Visitors and stallholders to the Herring Fair held on The Stade open space at the weekend say it was the best one yet. Thousands of people flocked to the event that was organised by Hastings Borough Council (HBC) to help support the local fishing industry and also to encourage more people to visit the town […]

Brexit – Securing a fair deal for local fishermen

With Brexit negotiations reaching a crucial stage today Hastings’ MP Amber Rudd, has called on the Government to stand ‘shoulder-to-shoulder’ with the UK fishing industry. Under current arrangements set out in the EU’s Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), there has been significant pressure on fishing businesses across the UK, says Ms Rudd, many of which have […]

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 […]

Riders on the storm! We salute the men and women of Hastings lifeboat station

When the Richard and Caroline Colton arrived in Hastings on Saturday local people turned out in force to welcome the town’s brand new Shannon class lifeboat. It’s been three decades since Hastings has had a new lifeboat. When the Mersey Class Sealink Endeavour came to Hastings 30 years ago who would have guessed then that it would go on […]

Hastings’ new Shannon class lifeboat welcomed to its new home

The Richard and Caroline Colton arrived in Hastings yesterday the town’s brand new Shannon class lifeboat. Crowds of people flocked to the beach to see the new hi-tech lifeboat arrive after it had gone through extensive trials since July and the local lifeboat crew have undergone extensive training with the new craft. The Shannon is the latest […]

Marina plans were ‘nothing more than a concept’

While many people celebrated the news that the Hastings Harbour Quarter Company has withdrawn its proposal for a harbour and marina complex at the eastern end of Hastings’ seafront the story might not have reached its end – yet! Writing in his monthly report for Hastings Borough Council (HBC), council leader Peter Chowney says: “The […]

Harbour and marina plan is dead!

Hastings Green Party hopes its strong campaign opposing the proposed marina and harbour plan for Hastings Old Town may have influenced the decision by the scheme’s backers to withdraw its plans. Hastings Green Party yesterday welcomed the news that the proposal to build a huge marina complex and hundreds of new homes on a platform […]