Longliner sold to Iceland
Aja Aalu has been sold to Iceland and renamed Sólborg

Longliner sold to Iceland

Icelandic fishing company fishing company Útgerðarfé­lag Reykja­vík­ur has acquired a netter/longliner from Greenland. The 34 metre, 9 metre breadth Qaqortoq-registered Aja Aalu was built by Karstensens Skibsværft in Denmark in…

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Shipyard focus at DanFish
Hirtshals harbourmaster Jes Kirketerp Jensen is adamant that taking part in DanFish is essential for the port and its extensive service sector

Shipyard focus at DanFish

The DanFish exhibition, held every second year in the Danish city of Aalborg, has a firmly established place as northern Europe’s primary fishing industry event. It has always had a…

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Flagship police action as EUROPOL hits eel smuggling gangs
The Spanish authorities, including Nature Protection Service SEPRONA have led the way in taking action on smuggling endangered eels. Image: Guardia Civil/SEPRONA

Flagship police action as EUROPOL hits eel smuggling gangs

Speaking at a press conference, representatives of enforcement agencies EUROPOL, the UK National Wildlife Crime Unit and Spain’s Nature Protection Service (SEPRONA) have stated that 15 million endangered eels have…

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Heading for blue whiting
Síldarvinnslan’s pelagic vessel Beitir has sailed for fishing grounds off the east of Iceland to search for blue whiting. Image: Síldarvinnslan

Heading for blue whiting

Síldarvinnslan’s two pelagic vessels are heading back to sea after an extended break. Beitir and Börkur sailed last night after having last landed fish in the middle of May. Back…

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Jail time for second strike offender
The skipper of an Indonesian fishing vessel has been handed jail time in Australia after having been caught fishing illegally a second time. Image: Australian Border Force

Jail time for second strike offender

The skipper of an Indonesian illegal fishing vessel has been convicted of offences under Australia’s fisheries and environment legislation, after being caught in May this year illegally fishing two nautical…

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Combi seiner for northern Norway
The Hammerfest-registered Solvskjær has been built for Leif Jonny Isaksen by Jemar Norpower

Combi seiner for northern Norway

Jemar Norpower in Kristiansund have completed a compact combination fishing boat for Hammerfest skipper Leif Jonny Isaksen, designed for seine netting and pursing. The 12.99 metre, 4.45 metre beam Solvskjær…

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Top salmon producer opts for latest innovation in cage cleaning technology
Mowi in Ireland have opted for cage cleaning technology provided by Norwegian firm MPI (Multi Pump Innovation, using the Racemaster remotely-controlled robot with pressurised water jets to clean marine growth from salmon cages

Top salmon producer opts for latest innovation in cage cleaning technology

In Ireland MOWI has continued in the development project that began in 1979 in Fanad Fisheries in Donegal and has now expanded to include additional sites in Donegal (Lough Swilly,…

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