Steerable trawl doors from Icelandic company Polar Fishing Gear look likely to become available later this year as the first full-scale sea trials carried out last month were highly successful.
Polar Fishing Gear has celebrated ten years of its Hydro-wing trawl doors, as in March 2006 a 12 square metre pair of Mars doors went on board Ísfélag’s Snorri Sturluson for fishing redfish and later that same year a pair was supplied to Sjólaskip for its operations off West Africa.
Faroese fishing gear manufacturer Vónin has made an entrance to the trawl door business with pelagic and demersal models that were introduced at the company’s Vónin Day at the Nordic House in Tórshavn with a hundred and fifty vessel owners, skippers, mates and deck bosses present.
Shark Bay Seafoods of South Fremantle in Australia recently installed a Notus Trawlmaster on its deep-water triple rig trawler. The skipper and fleet manager have seen an immediate payback for the system.
Danish trawler Malle L-153 has switched its old bottom doors for a larger pair of flying doors, and has seen better catches with the new rig.
For Seafood Scotland last night, the highlight of the Scottish Restaurant Awards 2013 was the presentation to the Fish People Café in Glasgow, winner of the ‘Best Seafood Restaurant of the Year’ category.
The largest ever delegation of Scottish seafood companies is heading to China next week in a bid to cement existing relationships and attract new business at the China Fisheries & Seafood Expo in Dalian, which runs from 6-8th November.