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Winners of Fishing News Technical Innovation Award for Lobster Pod


Errin Todd


June 14, 2016


We are proud winners of the Technical innovation Award which was voted for by Fishing News readers and the industry.

We know Lobster Pod is innovative and unique but having the vote and confidence of the shellfish fishing industry is awesome.  We were joint winners with Square Beam Trawl in the Technical Innovation category.  The Awards were held in the Aberdeen Treetops Hilton on May 26th. Simon Rimmer, TV chef and presenter of Sunday Brunch and restaurateur, hosted the awards.  Errin, Keith and Laura were there to represent our team.  We had fantastic company at our table including Alex Fisher, Editor of Coast magazine and Jo from Visit Scotland.  We also got to finally meet Magnus from Fishbox in person, a fellow Scottish EDGE alumni.

The winners of the Fishing News Awards are:

James Locker, Our Lass – Demersal Fisherman of the year

John Affleck, Shellfish Fisherman of the year

Flatfish Ltd – Fish Processor of the year

The Old Boathouse, Amble – Coastal Fish Restaurant of the year

Andrew ‘Andra’ Tait (1938-2016) – Outstanding Contribution


and SquareBeam Trawl, Brixham Trawl Gear – Technical Innovation of the year

NFFO: Robert Greenwood Fishing Safety Officer – Safety Award of the year

Guardian Angell LK 272 – Boat of the year

Brixham – Port of the year

Harry Simper, Silver Harvest IH 311 & Ian Shearer, Courageous LK 470 – joint winners of Young Fishermen of the year

Billy Hughes, Pittenweem – Lifetime Achievement.

It was a fantastic night and we were delighted to join the other winners and finalists to celebrate.  A special mention goes to our friend and fellow Fifer, Billy Hughes and huge congratulations on receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award which was well deserved.  It was a very positive evening and the start of a very exciting week for our team as the Skipper Expo started the next day in Aberdeen.  Well done to all of the organisers especially Dave Linkie and Rachel Graham and the Award sponsors Peterhead Port Authority, Gael Force, Seafish, Coast magazine, Box Pool Solutions, Sunderland Marine and Fishing News.

So, another piece of glassware to add to our trophy cabinet.  We’re so chuffed and hope we can do the industry proud by continuing to listen to them and innovate to improve the quality and sustainability of our world class seafood and help our clients to be efficient and profitable.

If you would like more information on what the Lobster Pod could do for you please call Tel 01383 820685 and ask for Errin or Keith.

Best Fishes,



Sea-E-O and Flounder

Errin, Keith and Laura with the Fishing News Award

Errin, Keith and Laura with the Fishing News Award

Errin with TV chef Simon Rimmer

Errin with TV chef Simon Rimmer