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Ardent  INS127

Captain: Scott McPherson

Home port: Peterhead

What we catch: We fish for mainly demersal species such as MSC cod, MSC haddock, whiting, MSC saithe, hake but also catch a mixture of ground fish such as anglerfish (monkfish), ling, lemon sole, plaice and megrim. At certain times of the year, mostly during the summer months, we catch wolffish, which we call catfish here in Scotland, and pollock which we call lythe. 

Vessel: The vessel Ardent is 24-metres in length and works pair trawl fishing gear along with partner vessel Arcturus, INS167. We normally work with a crew of 7 or 8 onboard Ardent.

From a proud lineage of fishermen... I am the skipper of Ardent and part owner along with my father.  We come from a long line of a fishing heritage with fathers, grandfathers and great grandfathers who also worked in this great industry many years before us.