France Pélagique, the fishing company established thirty years ago by Concarneau fishing operator Antoine Dhelemmes and Dutch trawler owner Cornelis Vrolijk, has moved from its Paris base.
The company has moved into the offices on the Concarneau quayside that were previously those of Armement Dhellemmes, reports Le Telegramme. Armement Dhellemmes sold its trawlers some years ago to Scapêche, while retaining those groundfish vessels that had been converted to operate as seine netters.
France Pélagique operates several large freezer trawlers, registered in Fécamp, which target mainly markerel, herring, blue whiting and sardine.
It remains to be seen whether or not this signals new activities for France Pélagique with the shift of its base from Paris to Brittany, but a new director for the company has been appointed.
Yves Guirriec, who has been the managing director of the fishing port of Lorient for many years, is taking up his new post shortly to manage France Pélagique in Concarneau.