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.
Fiskevegn and Mustad Autoline, both internationally recognised names in the longline industry, have agreed to strengthen their co-operation. This follows the purchase of Vetrhus Holding AS (now Mustad Sealine AS) earlier this year by Mustad Autoline, through which Mustad Autoline acquired 50% of the shares in Fiskevegn.
The Severnaya (Northern) Shipyard in St Petersburg has celebrated the keel laying of the first of a series of longliners for owners in the Karelia region of Russia. This is the first of two vessels for the Virma fishing company and the handover is in 2020.
Longline and auto baiting system designers and manufacturers Fiskevegn A/S in Norway have recently been selected by Australia’s Austral Fisheries to produce a 62,000-hook BFG autoline system for the firm’s new 66.90 metre vessel Cape Arkona which will be delivered in April 2020.
Icelandic boatbuilder Trefjar has delivered a new Cleopatra to skipper/owner Steinar Sandnes who fishes from Napp in the Lofoten Islands.
Naval architect Skipstkompetanse and Måløy shipyard Båtbygg have contracted to build an innovative multi-purpose fishing vessel for Australian operator Austral Fisheries.