Kilkeel boat builders' boost

Simon Rimmer
TWO Kilkeel boat-makers are among the finalists in the ‘Best New Boat of the Year' category in the Fishing News Awards, resurrected after eight years and which celebrate the men and women who work long hours in often extremely difficult conditions to put healthy and sustainable food on our tables. Raymond and Samuel Patterson, along with G Smyth Boats, are both in the running for the prize. Other Northern Ireland nominees across the other categories include Dick James, the long-standing chief executive of the NI Fish Producers' Organisation, who is nominated for the Lifetime Achievement Awa[...]

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