Okeanrybflot orders second factory trawler
Okeanrybflot has ordered a second ST-191L factory trawler, for deliver in mid-2020. Image: Skipsteknisk

Okeanrybflot orders second factory trawler

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Russian fishing company Okeanrybflot has placed an order for a second Skipsteknisk-designed factory trawler, to be built to the same ST-191L design as a first vessel which is planned to…

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Crabber crews stay dry and warm
JSC Arcticservice’s crabber was fitted with a drying room by Pronomar in collaboration with Ünoks Industrial Stainless Steel Equipments. Image: Pronomar

Crabber crews stay dry and warm

Two years ago, a crab fishing vessel was delivered by Tersan Shipyards to Russian fishing company JSC Arcticservice, and this crabber has now been active in Russian waters for some…

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Time to work, sonar tells squid fishermen
King Philip was fitted with Wesmar sonar and bow thruster when it was built. Image: Wesmar

Time to work, sonar tells squid fishermen

The owner of a Monterey California fleet uses his Wesmar to fish for squid, sardines, anchovy, and mackerel. ‘We have a hundred times more efficiency using Wesmar sonar. Without it…

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Deadline looming for lifejacket funding
Owners of UK-registered vessels have until the end of the month to apply for a refund against the cost of PLB-equipped lifejackets. Image: Survitec

Deadline looming for lifejacket funding

Lifesaving equipment specialist Survitec is encouraging owners of UK-registered commercial fishing vessels to take part in a scheme to improve safety and eliminate predictable fatalities across the fishing industry. Applications…

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Red tape threatens to close down Irish pelagic fishing and processing
The SFPA weighing at the point of landing system has implications for any vessel landing in an Irish port

Red tape threatens to close down Irish pelagic fishing and processing


The decision by Ireland’s Sea Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA) to recently select Killybegs pelagic trawler Genesis to undergo a random but highly controversial type of ‘weighing at point of landing’…

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New dates for Irish Skipper Expo 2020

The Irish Skipper Expo 2020 will now take place on 4-5th September in Limerick

New dates for Irish Skipper Expo 2020


Irish Skipper Expo 2020 has been rescheduled to take place on 4-5th September at the UL Sport Arena in Limerick, following its earlier postponement due to uncertainty over the escalation…

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Westman Islands netting season in full swing
Netters Kap II and Brynjólfur have been fishing well for Vinnslustöðin this winter. Image: Vinnslustöðin

Westman Islands netting season in full swing

Netters Kap II and Brynjólfur, owned by Westman Islands company Vinnslustöðin, have been fishing well close to home this winter, with the bulk of catches going for saltfish production. Since…

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Brussels Seafood Expo postponed
This year’s Brussels Seafood Expo Global has been postponed, with a new 2020 date to be announced later this month

Brussels Seafood Expo postponed

Organisers of this year’s Seafood Expo Global and Seafood Processing Global in Brussels have announced that the event, the largest seafood industry exhibition of its kind, is postponed. According to…

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Better catches – despite tough winter
Samherji’s trawler Björgúlfur EA-312. Image: Thorgeir Baldursson

Better catches – despite tough winter

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In spite of wild weather and poor working conditions, Samherji’s four fresher trawlers have landed more fish for the first two months of 2020 than they did in the same…

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Marco supplies Far East fishing vessels
Marco’s Powerdavit SK-230 purse seine davit minimises wear on purse wires. Image: Marco

Marco supplies Far East fishing vessels

Marco has supplied new equipment for fishing vessels in Taiwan and China as the company continues to expand into the Asian market. A Powerdavit SK-230 purse seine davit has been…

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