Vestmannaey afloat
Vestmannaey afloat at the Vard shipyard. Image: Síldarvinnslan

Vestmannaey afloat

The first of a series of innovative new trawlers being built in Norway for Icelandic companies has been launched at Vard’s Aukra yard. According to Bergur-Huginn fleet manager Guðmundur Alfreðsson,…

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Piriou establishes Côte d’Ivoire shiprepair company
Staff at Piriou Côte d’Ivoire, the latest in the French ship repair and shipbuilding group’s chain of yards serving the fishing and other maritime sectors. Image: Piriou Group

Piriou establishes Côte d’Ivoire shiprepair company

French shipbuilding and repair group Piriou has established itself in Côte d’Ivoire by acquiring a majority stake in Abidjan ship repair facility Marine Industrie Service (MIS), rebranding the company Piriou…

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Peterhead leads the way on Responsible Fishing Ports Scheme
Peterhead Port harbourmaster John Forman was presented with the RFPS certificate by Jimmy Buchan, chair of the Scottish Seafood Association and Seafish board member. Image: Seafish

Peterhead leads the way on Responsible Fishing Ports Scheme

Peterhead leads the way in raising standards as it becomes the first port to receive the new Seafish seafood certification under the Responsible Fishing Ports Scheme (RPFS). Following the successful…

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Attacks on fishing vessels – pirates held
Five pirates are being held and 23 hostages were freed during the response to the first notable instance of piracy in the region since last year. Image: EU NavFor

Attacks on fishing vessels – pirates held

Spanish and Korean fishing vessels encountered pirates while operating off East Africa, and EU NavFor has confirmed that five suspected pirates have are being held and 23 hostages have been…

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Type 23: Love at first sight
Hrafn Sveinbjarnarson's skippers were determined to keep the Type 23 Bluestream doors on board. Image: Thyborøn Trawldoor

Type 23: Love at first sight

It was practically love at first sight when a pair of Thyborøn Type 23 Bluestream doors were delivered to Icelandic factory trawler Hrafn Sveinbjarnarson. Now the test set are on…

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Iceland’s burst of blue whiting landings
Beitir hauling a respectable bag of blue whiting. Image: Síldarvinnslan/Helgi Freyr Ólason

Iceland’s burst of blue whiting landings

The first blue whiting from the Faroese EEZ was landed at Síldavinnslan’s plants before Easter, and so far 12,000 tonnes have been landed – with more on the way. Margrét…

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