An acoustic detection system developed by Canadian company Notus to enable shrimp trawler skippers to identify where their catches are being caught has been adapted to provide the same advantages…
Arie de Visser spent last week trawling for langoustines and after five days at sea, the crew of four docked in Den Oever. Once the catch had been landed, Arie de Visser took the time to answer six questions for EMK’s Michel Verschoor.
A planned reduction for the third quarter of this year to the catch limit for nephrops in the North Sea, including the Farne Deeps, has been cancelled following new scientific evidence having been made available.
The catch limit for nephrops in the Farne Deeps has been cut for the third quarter of 2018 to help protect stocks, according to the Marine Management Organisation. The reduction is from 20 tonnes per vessel to 4 tonnes, while the planned fourth quarter catch limit of 20 tonnes remains unchanged.
Danish trawler Bolette has changed hands and gone to Sweden where it will be fishing for langoustine off the Danish and Swedish coasts. Thorsminde owner John Christensen said that he had not planned to sell the boat right away, as it is a year until the new Pia Glanz will be delivered by Vestværftet, but he did not want to miss the opportunity when an offer came from Swedish company Gifico Fiskeri.
A study carried out on behalf of the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) and Scottish Fishermen’s Organisation (SFO) has concluded that Scottish prawn trawlers no less competitive than the creel fleet, undermining the case for a major transfer of quota.
Peter Husth and Svend-Erik Andersen have placed an order for a new 24m LOA by 7.60m trawler to be built at Strandby in the north of Denmark. It replaces an older vessel with a new one of the same length, but an extra two metres of beam.
The Chantier Glehen yard at Douarnenez in Brittany has completed a new coastal trawler, built to a Coprexma design.
A new GRP-hulled trawler for owners in Lorient in western France has been built by the Chantier Naval Croisicais yard and was launched yesterday.
The Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management (SwAM) is in the process of developing a new system of allocating quotas that is planned to be in place from the 1st of January next year. Now out for consultation, responses must be submitted to the agency by 18th November.