Tributes paid to “visionary” skipper and head of north-east fishing dynasty

andrew tait passing tributeThe head of a north-east fishing dynasty has been described as “visionary” who helped shape the modern industry after losing his brave battle with illness. Andrew Tait skippered his family’s vessels for four decades before becoming an ambassador and champion for the fleet. The 77-year-old – who was known to family and friends as “Andra” – was chairman of the Scottish Pelagic Fishermen’s Association (SPFA) for six years and spent almost his entire working life as one of its directors. And – along with brothers Willie and Robert – their pioneering decision to invest heavily in large purse-seine vessels to fish for herring and mackerel reaped huge dividends. Read the article here 08:44

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