Hampidjan buys Vónin

Icelandic fishing gear group Hampiðjan is reported to have acquired a controlling stake in Faroese company P/F Vón, the parent company of Faroese fishing gear group Vónin.

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Quin-Sea sale approved

The sale of Quin-Sea Fisheries to Royal Greenland has been approved by the government of Newfoundland and Labrador. The Fish Processing Licensing Board recommended that the take-over could go ahead and this has been accepted by Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Steve Crocker.

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Pernille-Kim sold

Danish fishing company Hametner in Thyborøn has sold its trawler Pernille-Kim R-500 to another Thyborøn company, according to owner John-Anker Hametner.

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Mark Amay II sold to Iceland

Irish trawler Mark Amay II has been sold to new owners in Iceland. The purchasers are shrimp processing company Dögun hf in Sauðárkrókur who took delivery of the boat last week and it docked in Iceland at the weekend.

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Óli á Stað becomes Sandfell

Based in eastern Iceland, Hjálmar ehf has purchased longliner Óli á Stað GK-99 from Grindavík company Stakkavík, along with a 1164 tonne quota in the hooked fishing permit system, and in exchange Hjálmar’s parent company Loðnuvinnslan has parted with a 200 tonne quota in the main quota system.

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Deadly trash

Marine pollution has been in the news recently, as the World Economic Forum published a report estimating that by 2050 there will be more plastic waste than fish in the oceans. This comes as no surprise to skipper Max Christensen of Danish fishing boat Jamik K-148, who sent us this clip.

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