Investing in engineering

Vónin has acquired Danish engineering and design company Volu Ventis. Based in Silkeborg, Volu Ventis and its managing director Søren Hjørt have a long background in the energy and green…

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New factory, new director for Morgère
Current Morgère director Michel Dagorn (left) with Pascal Reverseau. Image: Ouest-France

New factory, new director for Morgère

As Michel Dagorn, who has managed Saint Malo fishing gear company Morgère for the last decade is set to retire last this year, the company is set for some big…

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DTU Aqua appoints professor of fishing gear innovation
Ludvig Ahm Krag on Powell Island during a research trip on board a krill trawler at the Antarctic. The krill fishery here is one of the most technologically advanced fisheries in the world. Image: Bjørn Arne Krafft.

DTU Aqua appoints professor of fishing gear innovation

Ludvig Ahm Krag has been appointed Professor at DTU, where he heads the fisheries technology research group, replacing his title of senior researcher with the title of Professor of Fishing…

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Honningsvåg gear supplier changes hands
Carl Stahl’s net loft and supply outlet in Honningsvåg has been acquired by Mustad Autoline and Egersund Group. Image: Mustad Autoline

Honningsvåg gear supplier changes hands

Mustad Autoline and Egersund Group have joined forces to acquire both the fishing gear outlet and the net loft run by Carl Stahl AS in the northern Norwegian port of…

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Mustad Autoline’s branch in Iceland
Sigurður Óli Thórleifsson is running Mustad Autoline ehf in Iceland. Image: Mustad Autoline

Mustad Autoline’s branch in Iceland

Mustad Autoline has established a new branch in Iceland, located in the south coast fishing port of Grindavík, home to much of the country’s longline fleet. Mustad Autoline’s intention by…

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Frøystad AS sets up in Honningsvåg
Hallgeir Frøystadvåg and Vidar Danielsen, who is managing the Frøystad AS branch in Honningsvåg. Image: Frøystad AS

Frøystad AS sets up in Honningsvåg

Fishing gear supplier Frøystad AS has extended its network along the Norwegian coast with a new department established in Honningsvåg with Vidar Danielsen managing it and handling sales. ‘By setting…

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Warp tensioning pays off
Zephyr works with conventional steel wire warps, which were spooled onto the winch drums under constant tension. Image: MMG

Warp tensioning pays off

A fixed tension winch is used by Norwegian fishing gear company Selstad when delivering new warps, and spooling wire or Dyneema on board under a constant tension increases stability and…

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Giving the headline a lift with the Flyer
The Flyer is easily clipped to the headline of the trawl when needed

Giving the headline a lift with the Flyer

Lee West came across Vónin’s Flyer on the internet, and decided it was worth a try as a way of getting more headline height. He works the 14 metre Copious…

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Frøystad focuses on seine netting
Roy Arnfinn Olsen, general manager of new fishing gear company Frøystad Finnsnes AS, with Per Frøystad and reels of Frøystad seine rope. Image: Frøystad AS

Frøystad focuses on seine netting

Norwegian fishing gear supplier Frøystad AS is dividing its activities, establishing a separate company in Finnsnes which will focus on seine net gear while also supplying a range of items…

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Vónin’s Zenith reaches for height
Vónin’s Zenith trawl reaches for more height than the conventional Bacalao trawls. Image: Vónin

Vónin’s Zenith reaches for height

Vónin's new groundfish trawl has already shown some promising results on saithe, haddock and redfish. Vónin’s Bacalao trawls have been a longstanding part of the company’s gear inventory, and while…

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