The organisation representing the majority of English, Welsh and Northern Ireland fishermen, the NFFO, has launched a scathing attack on fisheries minister George Eustice following his decision to transfer 1500 tonnes of quota from the Humberside PO to Scotland.
Vaagland Båtbyggeri is to build a new longliner for Seir AS, based at Grytastranda in western Norway.
Independent fisheries scientist Jón Kristjánsson has criticised the Icelandic Marine Research Institute and its 20% catch rule.
Cherbourg fishing company owner Sophie Leroy-Le Barbenchon has been made a knight of the Order of Maritime Merit at a ceremony held in the port’s fish auction. It’s a rare honour, and a female recipient is even rarer, but she is not someone who has ever been far from salt water.
Trefjar has delivered a new Cleopatra to Finmark skipper and owner Per Birger Persen.
Thyborøn skipper Tamme Bolt has taken his twin-rigger/fly-shooter Aaltje Postma L-757 to the Karstensen yard in Skagen for an extensive refit that includes adding six metres to its length.
Icelandic fishing and processing company HB Grandi has donated five million ISK (approx. €42,000) to the relief fund currently managed by UNICEF in Iceland to alleviate the humanitarian situation in Nigeria and its neighbouring countries where more than 200 children die each day from malnutrition.
Danish companies Intech International A/S and DSI A/S have sold more than a hundred vertical plate freezers systems with automatic unloading and quotations for 70 more units have been given.
Norway and the Faroe Islands have reached agreement on reciprocal fishing rights for 2017, with the Faroes getting an increased cod quota in Norwegian waters and in return Norway gets a higher mackerel quota in the Faroese EEZ.
Thyborøn skipper Finn Christensen has sold his industrial trawler to replace it with a newer vessel, ready for the sprat season that starts at the end of January.