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Trawlermen star casts an internet
Amity crew members featured in the TV series Trawlermen
Jimmy Buchan's fishing crew from Peterhead won many fans
A star of the BBC television series Trawlermen has started a blog so people can still follow his fishing crew's lives at sea.

Jimmy Buchan is the skipper of the Peterhead trawler Amity II, one of the boats featured in the recent series.

He said: "This blog is a way of extending the interest and giving the public a further insight into the life of a working fisherman."

The skipper's blog can be followed a www.seafish.org

'Interest phenomenal'

The series attracted millions of viewers, many of whom expressed admiration for the bravery of the crews.

Speaking from his boat about his blog, Mr Buchan said: "The interest in the local fishermen and our boats since the programme aired has been phenomenal and overwhelmingly positive.

"People are constantly recognising me and asking how the business is doing and if there will be another series of the programme."

The week-long programme followed crews fishing out of Peterhead as they trawled the harsh North Sea.

The Scottish Fishermen's Federation (SFF) said it had brought home the crucial and dangerous job.

One viewer told the SFF: "Our fishermen are some of the bravest blokes in the world."




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