Seychelles to vaccinate fishing crews
Sapmer purse seiner Belle Isle

Seychelles to vaccinate fishing crews

The Seychelles authorities this week confirmed the implementation of a vaccination plan for all crews of vessels operating in the Seychelles EEZ, including European tuna vessels. The decision that follows…

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Keeping up the pressure on government
Secretary of State George Eustice

Keeping up the pressure on government

As fishing businesses in the UK struggle to survive the combined effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and the pst-Brexit fallout, according to the NFFO, things for the sector are getting…

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Russian Crab put more than 40 million rubles into Covid-19 prevention
The Russian Crab Company has successfully prevented the spread of Covid-19 on board its vessels. Image: Russian Crab Company

Russian Crab put more than 40 million rubles into Covid-19 prevention

Funds were allocated during 2020 for Covid tests for employees, observation facilities for ship crews, providing face masks, medical gloves, protective equipment, disinfectants, thermometers and air disinfection, as well as disinfection of…

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Covid trawler’s skipper pleads guilty
Covid-19 affected the majority of the crew of Júlíus Geirmundsson ÍS-270

Covid trawler’s skipper pleads guilty

The case against the skipper of Icelandic trawler Júlíus Geirmundsson ÍS-270 came to court this week, during which he pleaded guilty to the charges brought against him. During the controversial…

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Covid cripples freezer crew
The majority of the crew of freezer trawler Júlíus Geirmundsson ÍS-270 have tested positive for Covid-19

Covid cripples freezer crew

Icelandic Seamen’s Union SSÍ has criticised the owners of freezer trawler Júlíus Geirmundsson ÍS-270 for their treatment of crewmen when it became apparent that there was an outbreak of Covid-19…

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