New evidence in Freshwater Five appeal
The crew of crabber Galwad-Y-Mor received sentences ranging from 14 to 24 years. Image: Trawlerphotos

New evidence in Freshwater Five appeal

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It’s nine years since the crew of Isle of Wight crabber Galwad-Y-Mor found themselves caught up in a police operation to track a smuggling ring, with the fishermen identified as…

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Fine fishing for saithe on home grounds

The seasonal fishing off the south-west of Iceland has been excellent and HB Grandi’s fresher trawlers have been making good landings. The emphasis has been on fishing good-quality spring season saithe, and this has been going well this trip, according to Viðey’s skipper Kristján Gíslason.

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Lüderitz: The City Born from the Sea

Spanish-headquartered fishing group Pescanova has showcased its corporate social responsibility work in Namibia with the screening of the documentary film The City Born from the Sea, detailing the growth of the fishing town of Lüderitz and focusing on the career of Nelago Kwedhi, Namibia’s first female trawler skipper.

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Electronic Monitoring: A Culture of Co-operation or Surveillance?

As the UK government is poised to extend the use of vessel monitoring systems (VMS) across the inshore fleet in England, recent experience with electronic monitoring systems (EMS) illustrates two very different trajectories for fisheries management, and the NFFO has examined the situation to set out the complexities of electronic monitoring of fishing vessels and the pitfalls that have to be avoided.

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EUFA: Ready to discuss a future

After an eventful week around the Brexit process, the European Fisheries Alliance (EUFA) has welcomed the decision by the House of Common to rule out a no-deal Brexit and continue efforts towards an orderly departure from the European Union by calling for an extension of article 50.

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Baltic trawler’s keel laid at Kaliningrad yard

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Construction is underway of a new trawler for fishing pelagic species in the Baltic at the Interfarm Construction Base at Svetly in Kaliningrad using design and engineering work carried out by local company Adomat, which previously managed the reconstruction of another local vessel, Kapitan Lobanov.

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World’s largest hybrid fishing boat reaches home

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A new generation hybrid fishing vessel for owners in Norway has reached home in Lofoten after a delivery trip from Croatia. It isn’t going to sea right away, as the catch handling deck is being fitted by a local contractor.

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Pelagic Association’s capelin questions

Pelagisk Forening, representing Norwegian pelagic operators, has raised a number of questions concerning the uncertainty surrounding capelin fishing, stating that as so often before, what the fishermen see is not the same as researchers observe.

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