Trawl selectivity for Skagerak and Kattegat
New selectivity rules apply to Swedish vessels fishing in the Skagerak and Kattegat. Image: Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management

Trawl selectivity for Skagerak and Kattegat

New rules are now being introduced in the Skagerak and Kattegat, requiring more selective gear for langoustine and groundfish fisheries ‘This will reduce the pressure on the heavily exposed cod…

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Geir: New longliner christened in Ålesund
Geir ready for delivery at Vaagland Båtbyggeri. Image: Vaagland Båtbyggeri

Geir: New longliner christened in Ålesund

Built by Vaagland Båtbyggeri to a Skipsteknisk ST-156 XL design for owners HP Holmeset, the new 63 metre, 13.50 metre breadth Geir was christened in Ålesund this week. The latest…

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Zero-contact delivery for Calvert at Turkish yard
Calvert has been delivered to its Ocean Choice International crew under strict Covid-19 precautions. Image: Tersan

Zero-contact delivery for Calvert at Turkish yard

With freezer trawler Calvert ready to be delivered to Canadian owner Ocean Choice International, a series of extraordinary measures had to be taken to comply with Covid-19 restrictions. The 74…

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Recycling ghost gear in Thailand
The Norwegian Retailers’ Environment Fund is funding ghost net disposal in Thailand. Image: EJF

Recycling ghost gear in Thailand

The Net Free Seas project – run by the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) and funded by the Norwegian Retailers’ Environment Fund – is aiming to rid Thailand’s waters of deadly…

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Three-beamer Alphatron electronics package
Alphatron Marine South is supplying complete navigation and communication packages for three new Belgian beam trawlers

Three-beamer Alphatron electronics package

Electronics specialist Alphatron Marine South is to supply complete navigation and communications setups for three new beam trawlers under construction for Belgian owners. The last new beamer built to operate…

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Nor-Fishing goes digital
The 60th anniversary Nor-Fishing should have been taking place this year – but a digital event takes its place

Nor-Fishing goes digital

This August should have seen the 60th anniversary of the Nor-Fishing exhibition taking place in Trondheim – until Covid-19 forced the event’s cancellation, and for a variety of reasons the…

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Fuel-efficient cray catcher
Dongara Marine has delivered 22.40 metre lobster catcher Force of Nature to skipper Dave Perham in Western Australia

Fuel-efficient cray catcher

Dave Perham has plenty of experience in Australia’s Western Rock Lobster fishery, and has taken delivery of a new lobster boat from Dongara Marine that’s proven to have much lower…

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EU biodiversity strategy ignores achievements in fisheries management
Is this the European Commission’s vision for community waters?

EU biodiversity strategy ignores achievements in fisheries management

The European Commission has unveiled today its proposal for an EU Biodiversity strategy calling for urgent action to protect nature in the EU and worldwide – but EU fishermen oppose…

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Co-operation frees hijacked fishing vessel
FCWC raised the alarm after Hai Lu Feng 11 failed to respond. Image: FCWC

Co-operation frees hijacked fishing vessel

A joint operation by authorities in west African nations has resulted in the arrest of ten hijackers and 18 crew of a hijacked fishing vessel being set free. The alert…

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