Tromsø fishing company West Atlantic has taken delivery of a new Cleopatra 36B autoliner. The new boat has been built by Icelandic boatbuilder Trefjar, designed to comply Norwegian regulations.
The Stadyard shipyard at Måløy in Norway has signed a contract with Averøy company Kenfish II to build a combination freezer gillnetter/longliner for delivery in June 2018.
Iceland’s National Association of Small Boat Owners (NASBO) has pushed hard for the coastal fishing scheme that was implemented in 2009 to be given more flexibility, and claims that following elections earlier this year, there is a groundswell of support for this.
Renewal of the Spanish fleet is in progress, and the Nodosa yard is building for both local and overseas fishing companies.
Vaagland Båtbyggeri is to build a new longliner for Seir AS, based at Grytastranda in western Norway.
Pingtan Marine Enterprise, based in the People's Republic of China is deploying four tuna longline vessels to fish in international waters in the Pacific.
The Simek shipyard has signed a contract to build a 55 metre combination netter and longliner for a Godøy owner.
Icelandic fishing gear supplier Ísfell has been supplying Mustad Autoline systems to Greenland this year, since taking over the dealership for Mustad last year.
Seattle fishing company Blue North has taken delivery of its new longliner Blue North.
Construction of the two new longliners to be built for Norwegian fishing company Ervik Havfiske’s subsidiaries has been contracted to the Tersan shipyard in Turkey.