The keel-laying ceremony for the third and fourth of the new Murmanseld 2 trawlers to be built at the Pella yard in St Petersburg has been held a few days before Christmas. The formal ceremony for the first and second trawlers in the series had already taken place in September.
What promises to be the largest and most highly automated pelagic processing factory anywhere in the world is taking shape in the Faroe Islands, and for supplier Skaginn 3X this represents the company’s largest single contract – and possibly the largest for any Icelandic equipment supplier.
The International Labour Organisation's project helps free fishermen from debt bondage and supports livelihoods. Fisherman Kristin Weyanathabaln has another demanding day ahead, as he sets out fishing off the coast of northern Sri Lanka.
The third of HB Grandi’s new fresher trawlers has arrived in Iceland, bringing to an end the long series of newbuilds for the company, all of them delivered by the Celiktrans yard in Turkey.
The largest Russian farm for breeding white Pacific ‘Russian’ shrimp has opened in the village of Kollontai in the Kaluga region south-west of Moscow. Pacific white shrimp are traditionally called ‘royal’ for their size and delicate taste. LLC Russian Shrimp is the only producer of natural Pacific (royal) shrimp in the country, using broodstock imported from Brazil, Indonesia and the US.
2017 has been an eventful year for Icelandic fishing company Vísir, based at Grindavík on the south coast, from where it operates its fleet of longliners.
Norwegian naval architect Marin Teknikk has broken into the Russian market with contracts with three Russian companies for four modern longline vessels to be built at Severnaya Verf (Northern Shipyard) in St Petersburg, with deliveries taking place over a three-year period.
Jemar Norpower has delivered a new 43ft Malo fishing boat to owners in the north of Norway, with the yard’s staff putting in overtime to complete the new boat two weeks ahead of schedule so owner Johnny Henriksen was able to sail it home before Christmas.
The Seawork International exhibition will celebrate its 21st edition as the ‘go to’ meeting place for the European commercial marine sector when it takes place in Southampton in July next year.
The crews of HB Grandi’s pelagic vessels are now ashore for the Christmas break after a couple of weeks of good fishing on blue whiting. According to Víkingur’s skipper Albert Sveinsson, the plan is to be back at sea on the third of January, but as yet it is not certain whether they will be fishing for capelin or blue whiting.