Anti-supertrawler demo planned for Concarneau
Small-scale fishing groups are planning a symbolic 'funeral for coastal fishing' for 25th September

Anti-supertrawler demo planned for Concarneau

French small-scale fishing organisation Association Pleine Mer is among the groups organising a demonstration timed for 1100 on 25th September, to be held in Concarneau outside the offices of France…

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Astrid designed for long-distance operation
Swedish fishing company Rederiet Astrid Fiskeri is looking ahead to changing operating patterns with its new vessel. Image: Karstensens Skibsværft

Astrid designed for long-distance operation

It was only a few years ago that Rederiet Astrid Fiskeri took delivery of pelagic vessel Astrid, but a new vessel is already on the way and its design anticipates…

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Cleopatra pair for Norway
Emmy being put through its paces before being shipped to Norway. Image: Trefjar

Cleopatra pair for Norway

Trefjar in Hafnarfjörður has completed a pair of almost identical Cleopatra 31 fishing boats for owners in Norway. Emmy has been built for Alsvåg fisherman Trygve  Magnus Johnsen and I…

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First new coastal trawler for Russia
Vympel is the first coastal trawler built under Russia’s investment quotas programme. Image: Vympel Shipyard

First new coastal trawler for Russia

Following successful sea trials, Murmansk company Karelryba PTF has taken delivery of a new coastal fishing trawler built in Nizhny Novgorod. Vympel is a 36.18 metre trawler with a 9…

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New blood at Ekkó
Sigurbjörn Svavarsson has joined Ekkó. Image: Ekkó Toghlerar

New blood at Ekkó

Former fleet manager Sigurbjörn Svavarsson has joined Icelandic trawl door producer Ekkó and steps in as the chairman of the company’s board. ‘I’m joining the company to support this revolutionary…

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Pingtan sends ten new jiggers to international waters
Ten new jiggers owned by Pingtan Marine Enterprise are heading for international waters. Image: Pingtan Marine Enterprise

Pingtan sends ten new jiggers to international waters

Chinese fishing company Pingtan Marine Enterprise has announced that its ten new squid jigging vessels have left the port of Shidao in Weihai and are heading for fishing areas in…

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Australian tuna sector short of crew
Pandemic restrictions are preventing overseas workers from joining the Australian tuna industry. Image: Tuna Australia

Australian tuna sector short of crew

The Australian tuna longline industry, valued at A50 million dollars, is under threat from a staffing shortage on boats, according to industry body Tuna Australia. Tuna Australia member Heidi Walker,…

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Steady fishing on mixed fish
Brim’s freezer trawler Vigri landing in Reykjavík

Steady fishing on mixed fish

Brim’s freezer trawler Vigri is fishing on the Hali grounds west of Iceland and according to skipper Árni Gunnólfsson, there’s steady fishing there for mixed fish. ‘We’ve been here for…

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