|There has been a steady decline
in the fishing industry on The Tyne as in the UK generally.
Once, large trawler fleets from all over Europe landed fish here, but now the only visitors are during the prawn season. North Shields is reportedly the biggest prawn port on the East coast
|Typical modern fishing boats.
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|Twin hulled boats|
|Many Scottish boats do not fish at weekends
and tie-up at Royal Quays marina.
These pictures show a few examples
and the amount of 'gear'
that these boats carry.