Westman Islands nephrops fishery underway
Langoustine processing is in progress at VSV’s factory in the Westman Islands

Westman Islands nephrops fishery underway

The fishery for nephrops (langoustine) off the south of Iceland is a shadow of what it once was, but this year’s modest fishery has got off to a good start.…

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Scotland supports prawn sector
Langoustine (nephrops) are a vitally important export species for Scotland’s fishing industry

Scotland supports prawn sector

A new resilience group has been granted £1 million funding to support Scotland’s langoustine (nephrops) sector through the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  The Scottish Nephrops Working Group will investigate the scale…

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​UK POs look forward to nephrops fishery and market recovery
POs have voiced their concern that some operators are supplying nephrops at prices that can be seen as undermining the market’s pre-existing price structures

​UK POs look forward to nephrops fishery and market recovery

According to a statement by a group of nine UK Fish Producer Organisations, the slump in demand for nephrops due to the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated an already precarious over-supply…

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Good news and bad for Danish fishing
The Danish Fishermen’s Association has advised ending nephrops fishing due to the fall in demand

Good news and bad for Danish fishing

With the demand dropping and cold stores filling up, the Danish Fishermen’s Association (DFPO) has recommended that direct fishing for nephrops should stop. ‘Due to the coronavirus crisis, the European…

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Amethyst heads for home
New Banff twin-rigger Amethyst has been delivered by Mooney Boats in Kilybegs. Image: Mooney Boats

Amethyst heads for home

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After a minor technical hitch delayed the departure of the new Amethyst BF-19 from its builder in Killybegs skipper/owner Ralston Johnston and his crew were delighted to be finally on…

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