Norway’s record-breaking July
Norwegian seafood exports saw a record month of July this year

Norway’s record-breaking July

Down 6% in volume, but up 11% in value terms compared to the same period in 2018, last month Norwegian seafood exports hit the strongest month of July to date.…

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Canada invests in clean technology
The government of Canada has announced nearly $620,000 in federal funding from the Fisheries and Aquaculture Clean Technology Adoption Program (FACTAP) to support clean economic growth in the Gaspe peninsula and Magdalen Islands

Canada invests in clean technology

The Government of Canada is helping Quebec fisheries and aquaculture businesses improve environmental sustainability and business results, and investments in clean technology for fish harvesters and aquaculture farms in Quebec…

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New man in charge at MMO
The new MMO chief executive officer is Tom McCormack, who joins the organisation from the Departmen tof Work and Pensions

New man in charge at MMO

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) has announced the appointment of Tom McCormack CBE as its new Chief Executive Officer. He joins the MMO from the Department of Work and Pensions,…

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Pilots complete record pickup trip
Longyearbyen pilot Elling Carlsen has completed a 480 nautical mile round trip to pick up pilots from Hinlopen, where Northguider was lost last winter. Image: Port of Longyearbyen

Pilots complete record pickup trip

Pilots from the Port of Longyearbyen in Svalbard are back at home after probably the longest pilot pickup trip to have been carried out anywhere. Pilot Elling Carlsen and the…

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Irish rope-grown mussels get MSC blue label
BIM CEO Jim O’Toole with Jo Pollett of MSC UK and Ireland and mussel farmer Michael Mulloy of Blackshell Farm Ltd. Image: Julien Behal Photography

Irish rope-grown mussels get MSC blue label

The Irish rope grown mussel fishery has achieved Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification. Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), Ireland’s seafood development agency, is the holder of this latest MSC certificate. The state…

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Cemre starts work on Irish Sisters
Staff at the Cemre Shipyard and from Atlantic Dawn Group as cutting steel for one of the company’s new pelagic trawlers gets underway. Image: Cemre Shipyard

Cemre starts work on Irish Sisters

The Cemre Shipyard in Turkey has started cutting steel for new pelagic trawler Leila, one of a pair being built for Irish fishing company Atlantic Dawn. The pair of trawlers…

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D-Day for new fish farm landing craft
Damen Shipyards and Coastal Workboats Scotland have delivered LUV 1608 Lady Rebecca for Loch Duart. Image: Damen Shipyards

D-Day for new fish farm landing craft

On 26th July, Damen Shipyards Group and Coastal Workboats Scotland unveiled a new vessel for the aquaculture ​industry at Oban in Scotland. The unveiling of the new Damen Landing Utility…

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