A world-class fisheries industrial area is to be established at Dqum in the Sultanate of Oman. This will incorporate the largest fishing harbour in the country once it is complete at the end of a two and a half year construction period.
The highlight of the year in England’s south-west is the Newlyn Fish Festival, taking place today on the last Bank Holiday of the summer under what is promised to be blazing sunshine.
Pete Bromley, harbourmaster at Plymouth’s Sutton Harbour, and Mat Bailey from Brixham Trawler Agents are involved in the Responsible Fishing Ports Scheme, currently being established by the British Ports Association and modelled closely on the Seafish Responsible Fishing Scheme.
Marine Harvest Scotland, working in partnership with Fusion Marine, has over the last four years recycled more than a kilometre of flotation pipe from old salmon pens for use in the construction of marine access pontoons for their farm sites.
BlueFish has joined forces with Comptoirs de la Mer, the French chain of suppliers to the fishing and leisure boating sectors, to promote a campaign for clean beaches and clean seas.
Skagen remains the top Danish fishing port, according to figures for last year, with 5884 landings worth DKK 900 million in 2015.
Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, Hunter Tootoo, has announced that the Government of Canada is about to invest $289 million in small craft harbours across the country in 2016 – 2017.
A new net loft is due to start taking shape at Neskaupstaður in eastern Iceland.
Demand for fish is growing, according to François Allard at Lorient fish processor Allard Marée, who said that a move to larger premises is overdue.
France’s top fishing port in value terms but training behind Boulogne in tonnage, Lorient’s fishing sector is being energetically promoted by the port and local authorities, as well as by the dozens of companies that rely on the fishing business for the livelihoods.