On board the Kirkella trawler landing fish in Hull for the first time in a decade

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 8 Oct 2018

Photos have given a glimpse inside the first trawler to land fish in Hull for more than a decade.

The Kirkella, owned by UK Fisheries, will land millions of fish and chip portions in King George Dock every four to six weeks.

The first catch of around 700 tonnes of cod and haddock from the North Atlantic has already been delivered into the Port of Hull.

UK Fisheries’ chief executive said the landmark was proof that the industry was “well and truly back” in Hull.

Jane Sandell said: “British distant-water fishing has a bright future, which is why we have invested in our new multi-million pound fishing vessel – Kirkella.

“The fishing industry was once the largest employer in Hull and this is a real vote of confidence from UK Fisheries that it’s well and truly back.

“We are proud to have operated from the Port of Hull many years ago, so it’s fantastic that we’re able to come back with such confidence – and such a beautiful vessel.”

Take a look at the photo gallery above of inside the floating fish factory which is making waves in Hull.

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