Canada announces gear retrieval initiative
Canada’s Sustainable Fisheries Solutions and Retrieval Support Contribution Program will provide up to $8.3 million towards retrieving and disposing of harmful ghost gear

Canada announces gear retrieval initiative

In a concrete effort to address the challenge of plastic pollution, Darren Fisher, MP for Dartmouth-Cole Harbour and Andy Fillmore, MP for Halifax, have announced a new gear retrieval contribution…

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One new vessel delivered, another one’s keel laid
Leninets is the first of the three Skipskompetanse-designed SK-3101R multi-purpose fishing vessels built at Yantar. Image: USC

One new vessel delivered, another one’s keel laid

The Yantar Shipyard has handed over multi-purpose fishing vessel Leninets to its owners, the VI Lenin Collective Farm (RK Lenina), ahead of the new vessel’s delivery trip which will take…

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Karstensens delivers Odd Lundberg
Odd Lundberg is the latest pelagic vessel to be delivered by Karstensens Skibsværft

Karstensens delivers Odd Lundberg

It’s a fishing company that goes back more than a century. In 1918 Søren Lundberg bought a quarter share in 56-foot fishing boat Harpun and within a few years was…

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France and Belgium ban pulse fishing
France and Belgium have both legislated ahead of the electrical fishing phase-out to outlaw pulse fishing in their 12-mile zones

France and Belgium ban pulse fishing

Both France and Belgium have pre-empted the phasing out of electric fishing in the North Sea by introducing prohibitions on electric fishing in their national waters. In France the ban…

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Mackerel moving fast
Síldarvinnslan's pelagic vessel Börkur. Image: Síldarvinnslan

Mackerel moving fast

Icelandic fishing company Síldarvinnslan’s Börkur landed 1200 tonnes of mackerel to the production plant this week, while the other company’s other vessels Beitir and Bjarni Ólafsson are and sea and…

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