Pierre Karleskind elected as new Fisheries Committee Chair
Pierre Karleskind is the new Chair of the European Parliament’s Fisheries Committee. Image: © European Union 2020/Vincent van Doornick

Pierre Karleskind elected as new Fisheries Committee Chair

The European Parliament’s Fisheries PECH Committee members have elected their new Chair, following the departure of the former Chair due to the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. Oceanographer Pierre Karleskind…

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Hampiðjan buys into Jackson Trawls
Hampiðjan has agreed to acquire an 80% stake in Peterhead fishing gear supplier Jackson Trawls. Image: Jackson Trawls

Hampiðjan buys into Jackson Trawls

Icelandic fishing gear group Hampiðjan has struck an agreement to acquire an 80% holding in Scottish companies Jackson Trawls and Jackson Offshore Supply. Jackson Trawls was established in Peterhead by…

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Freire Shipyard launches Belgica research ship
New research vessel Belgica has been floated off at the Freire yard and will be delivered later this year. Image: Freire

Freire Shipyard launches Belgica research ship

Built for the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS), the Ministry of Defence and the Belgian Science Policy Office (BELSPO), research vessel Belgica has been launched at the Freire…

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First crabber for Russian company
Zenit has been built for JSC Arktikservis. Image: Marine Engineering Bureau

First crabber for Russian company

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Russian fishing company JSC Arktikservis has taken delivery of crabbing vessel Zenit, built in Turkey to an ST-184 AS design and documentation developed by Skipsteknisk and the Marine Engineering Bureau.…

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Foil technology for fishing catamarans
Martinez is completing Deux Frères VI with a high-lift foil. Image: Martinez

Foil technology for fishing catamarans

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The Martinez Shipyard at Saint Cyprien in the south of France is about to complete a series of four multi-purpose catamaran fishing vessels. The series of 18 metre boats is…

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Efficient drying at Skipper Expo in Limerick
Pronomar will be welcoming visitors to stand #​128 at the Skipper Expo Limerick. Image: Pronomar

Efficient drying at Skipper Expo in Limerick

Pronomar is looking forward to the first edition of the Skipper Expo in Limerick. With their innovative drying systems, Pronomar is witnessing a growing interest in drying solutions for oil…

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Marco deck gear for Dongwon purse seiner
New Dongwon purse seiner Bonami has been fitted with the latest Marco deck equipment technology. Image: Marco

Marco deck gear for Dongwon purse seiner

Marco has supplied a full package of deck equipment for Dongwon’s new purse seiner Bonami, delivered by the Daesun yard at Busan in Korea. As in previous installations carried out…

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Catch App under fire

The controversy over the Catch App rolled out by the UK authorities for small-scale fishermen to declare landing figures continues. According to the MMO, improvements have been made to the…

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Newlyn’s new Crystal Sea
Newlyn twin-rigger Crystal Sea has been built at Macduff for the Stevens family. Image: Macduff Shipyards

Newlyn’s new Crystal Sea

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The new Crystal Sea SS-118, built for David Stevens and his sons David and Alec, is an all-Macduff build; developed by Macduff Ship Design from the yard’s 24 metre model,…

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Head-on grader breaks new ground for Gulf shrimpers
A new head-on shrimp grader designed by Kerian Machines will allow fishermen to place head-on shrimp on the market at a premium price. Image: Ed Lallo/Lallo Photography

Head-on grader breaks new ground for Gulf shrimpers

Sitting on the frozen plains of North Dakota 50 miles from the Canadian boarder, a family-owned business has been enlisted by Gulf of Mexico fishermen to develop a new method…

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