With two factory longliners already under construction for Virma, part of the Karelian Fishing Group, the Northern Shipyard in St Petersburg has signed a contract to deliver a third 59 metre vessel.
The new Seacon-designed combined netter/longliner has been built at Stadyard in Raudberg for Averøy company Kenfish II, and is an SC21 design from Seacon.
Australian Longline, based at Hobart in Tasmania, has placed an order for a new factory longliner for delivery in 2020.
Piriou has delivered two new longliners to New Caledonia company Navimon, a subsidiary of Sem Sodil, as the first in a series of new vessels.
Trefjar has delivered a new autoliner to a customer in north-western Iceland. The 30gt Cleopatra 46B has been completed for Útgerðarfélagið Thórsberg, based in Tálknafjörður.
An ice-class longliner designed for fishing toothfish in the Southern Ocean has been built at Piriou’s Vietnamese shipyard for French fishing company Comata. The new longliner was christened in La Réunion and will start fishing in French Southern and Antartic Territories.
Australian Longline is the first Australian company to join GSSI partnership as a Funding Partner, and the company is a longline operator fishing for Patagonian and Antarctic toothfish within Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries.
The Northern Shipyard (Severnaya Verf) in St Petersburg has begun construction of a new freezer longliner for Akhangelsk company Globus. The new vessel is part of a series of new longliners for Russian owners, designed by Norwegian company Marin Teknikk.
Fishing company Kambur, based at Hafnarfjörður in Iceland, has taken delivery of a new Cleopatra 46B dedicated longliner from Trefjar. The new fully shelterdecked boat replaces an older vessel of the same name.
For the second time, longline equipment manufacturer Mustad and fishing company Ervik Havfiske are taking the opportunity to sign a major agreement at the Nor-Fishing exhibition.