Heavy penalties for pollution violations
Violations of waste discharge and bilge waste retention were discovered during a routine boarding, and resulted in $500,000 penalties for the owners and management of New Bedford scalloper Vila Nova do Corvo II. Image: USCG

Heavy penalties for pollution violations

The owners, managers and skipper of a New Bedford fishing vessel have been handed penalties totalling more than half a million US dollars for infringements of pollution legislation. The New…

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Flyer provides lift in Channel fishery
Vónin’s Flyer provides headline lift – the faster the tow, the more lift is generated

Flyer provides lift in Channel fishery

Vónin’s Flyer, a headline lift device designed to replace trawl floats, has is becoming increasingly popular, most recently on an English trawler. St Austell trawler Copious FH-145 has been using…

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1100 tonne trip for Vigri
HB Grandi’s freezer trawler Vigri RE-71

1100 tonne trip for Vigri

‘There has been good fishing over a wide area. There’s certainly less cod on the Westfjords grounds than there has been, but the cod will be back even though they’ve…

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Egersund Ísland – back to IceFish in 2020
Egersund Ísland’s is one of Iceland’s main suppliers of pelagic trawls and purse seines, and has been increasingly expanding into serving the growing aquaculture sector in Iceland. Image: Egersund Ísland

Egersund Ísland – back to IceFish in 2020

‘We won the prize for the best stand in the exhibition in 2017, so we’ll certainly be back next time,’ said Egersund Ísland’s sales manager Benedikt Ernir Stefánsson. Closely linked…

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BIM – Supporting Safety at Sea
Grant aid of up to 50% of course fees and learner support costs are available for individuals working in the Irish fishing sector. Image: BIM

BIM – Supporting Safety at Sea

Since its introduction in 2001, over 8000 members of the Irish fishing sector have completed BIM basic safety training and have been issued safety cards. Moreover, almost 2000 Bord Iascaigh…

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Özata Shipyard starts cutting steel for new Vikanøy
The Özata Shipyard in Turkey has started cutting plates for new Norwegian seiner Vikanøy. Image: Özata Shipyard

Özata Shipyard starts cutting steel for new Vikanøy

The steel cutting ceremony marking the commencement of work on new Norwegian purse seiner/seine netter Vikanøy has taken place at the Özata Shipyard in Turkey, with the first steel cut…

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ISSF’s 2019 snapshot of tuna purse seine fleets
 The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) has issued an updated snapshot of large-scale tuna purse seine fishing fleets report as of June 2019

ISSF’s 2019 snapshot of tuna purse seine fleets

The total number of large purse seine vessels, calculated based on data from the five tuna RFMOs, has dropped from 1871 in 2018 to 1843 today, mainly due to the removal…

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Good fishing, fine mackerel
HB Grandi's pelagic vessel Víkingur

Good fishing, fine mackerel

HB Grandi’s pelagic vessel Víkingur is in port in Vopnafjörður after completing its trip with 770 tonnes on board. According to skipper Albert Sveinsson, fishing has been mainly good over…

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