The Russian Longline Fishery Association (LFA) has signed contracts with certifier Marine Certification for the MSC assessment for their two fisheries in the Russian Far East, Pacific cod and Pacific halibut.
Ervik Havfiske’s longliner Frøyanes has set a record with an 880 tonne trip
The EU places stringent requirements on its own member vessels, while there is consistent light touch monitoring of other fleets that export products to the European Union, according to Emilio Martinez, director general of Espaderos del Atlantico, representing a group of Spanish longline vessels.
The first of a new under 12 metre design of GRP fishing boat has been delivered by Trefjar in Iceland to Tálknafjördur owner Gudjón Indridason.
French Shipbuilding group Piriou has delivered a new freezer longliner to Cap Bourbon, designed for operating under the tough conditions of the French Southern and Antarctic Territories, including around Kerguelen and Crozet Islands.