Heavy weather hits Iceland
Smáey heading in to the Westman Islands. Image: Síldarvinnslan/Guðmundur Alfreðsson

Heavy weather hits Iceland

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After a tough January with an apparently endless string of low-pressure systems making their way across the Atlantic, Iceland is again set to be battered by a few more days…

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KFO supports Barnier’s commitment to fisheries
The KFO has welcomed Michel Barnier’s commitment to fisheries. Image: EU Commission

KFO supports Barnier’s commitment to fisheries

The EU's draft negotiating blueprint for Brexit trade talks has been welcomed by the Killybegs Fisheries Organisation (KFO), which sees it as offering tangible hope to the Irish industry after…

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Five crabber contract for Russian yard
The series of 62 metre crabbers has been ordered from the Krasnoe Sormovo shipyard. Image: USC

Five crabber contract for Russian yard

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A contract for five 62 metre crabbing vessels to be built for fishing in Atlantic waters has been signed by the Krasnoye Sormovo Plant (part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation)…

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Shetland fishermen’s concerns over sustainability approach
Shetland Fishermen’s Association has raised concerns over methodologies for assessing sustainability. Image: Shetland Fishermen

Shetland fishermen’s concerns over sustainability approach

Serious doubts have been raised about the way systems for the sustainability of fish stocks is assessed. According to an expert paper produced by the Shetland Fishermen’s Association, arbitrary targets…

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Royal Greenland halibut initiative means year-round employment
Royal Greenland’s Paamiut factory can now provide year-round employment for its staff. Image: Royal Greenland/Jan Jørgensen

Royal Greenland halibut initiative means year-round employment

A new initiative at Royal Greenland’s plant in Paamiut to produce fillets from Greenland halibut provides 35 year-round jobs. The Paamiut factory was rebuilt last autumn, when a production line…

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Drone surveillance to enhance fisheries control
Drones are being phased in to support fisheries monitoring. Image: EFCA

Drone surveillance to enhance fisheries control

The European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) has been closely cooperating with the European Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA) to support enhanced fisheries control by providing additional surveillance capacity from a remotely…

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Vyborg launches third Arkhangelsk trawler
White Sea is the third in the series of trawlers being built at the Vyborg Shipyard for Arkhangelsk Trawl Fleet. Image: United Shipbuilding Corporation

Vyborg launches third Arkhangelsk trawler

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The third of a series of four new trawlers for Arkhangelsk Trawl Fleet JSC has been launched at the Vyborg Shipyard. White Sea’s keel was laid in May 2018 and…

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Piriou family relinquishes control of shipyard group
The Piriou yard in Concarneau was established in 1965 as a repair yard, before expanding into newbuildings and later into other sectors

Piriou family relinquishes control of shipyard group

Significant changes have taken place at the Concarneau-based Piriou Group, with Pascal and Jacques Piriou selling their stake, and taking it out of the hands of the family that established…

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The CatchApp: what do fishermen really think?
According to the Coastal PO, the new CatchApp is generating nothing but complaints from users. Image: Coastal PO

The CatchApp: what do fishermen really think?

The Coastal PO is calling all UK under 10 metre fishermen to register their experience of using the new CatchApp for logging catches. ‘We have received only complaints and have…

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