Crab venture for Yantar shipyard and JSC Phoenix
The Yantar yard and a Kamchatka fishing company are exploring the options for building five crabbing vessels for the Russian Far East. Image: Yantar

Crab venture for Yantar shipyard and JSC Phoenix

The Kaliningrad-based Yantar Shipyard and Petropavlovsk-Kamchatka fishing company JSC Phoenix have signed an agreement on the possible construction of a series of crab vessels. The two companies have agreed to…

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Fishing well close to home
HB Grandi’s fresher trawler Viðey. Image: HB Grandi

Fishing well close to home

HB Grandi’s fresher trawler Viðey docked in Reykjavík yesterday morning, a day ahead of schedule. The reason? Excellent fishing on the company trawlers’ home grounds. According to skipper Jóhannes Ellert…

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Dutch pulse trawlers switch to twin-rigging
UK-flagged pulse trawler Northern Joy H-225 has switched to twin-rigging. Image: Willem den Heijer

Dutch pulse trawlers switch to twin-rigging

Dutch pulse trawlers have been facing very poor catches since the end of last year, and they believe that prevailing northerly winds have caused changes to the seabed which affects…

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Finding the sweet spot in every tow
Francis Parrott of Notus and Fran West of Seafield Navigation with the Notus Echo at this week’s Skipper Expo in Aberdeen

Finding the sweet spot in every tow

An acoustic detection system developed by Canadian company Notus to enable shrimp trawler skippers to identify where their catches are being caught has been adapted to provide the same advantages…

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Slow fishing on dispersed blue whiting
Víkingur is coming to the end of its trip and skipper Albert Sveinsson hopes to get in one more before the Seamen’s Day layover. Image: HB Grandi

Slow fishing on dispersed blue whiting

As fishing for blue whiting in Faroese waters has slowed down, some pelagic vessels have landed and not gone back, while others are continuing to work on dispersed fish. The…

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ICES mackerel advice doubled

ICES has reviewed its advice for the 2019 mackerel fishery and doubled its recommendation for the overall catch

ICES mackerel advice doubled


ICES has revised its advice for the mackerel fishery, with a figure more than double its original advice. In the light of its findings, the ICES recommendation goes from 318,000…

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2019 quality award goes to longliner O. Husby
O. Husby has been awarded Norges Råfisklag’s prize for outstanding catch quality. Image: O. Husby Fiskebåtrederi AS

2019 quality award goes to longliner O. Husby

Freezer autoliner O. Husby has been named the Norwegian company landing outstanding quality fish by Norges Råfisklag at its annual meeting. O. Husby has consistently delivered top quality fish that…

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Spanish tuna fleet kick-starts full MSC process
‘This is the largest tuna fleet in the world to apply for MSC certification on this scale which shows OPAGAC’s commitment to sustainable practice and fisheries management,’ said Lloyd’s Register Fisheries Manager Polly Burns. Image: OPAGAC

Spanish tuna fleet kick-starts full MSC process

The Spanish tuna fleet has begun the process to assess all its fisheries to the MSC Standard for sustainable fishing, including operations in the the Pacific, Indian and Atlantic oceans,…

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