Bobby Polson and the owners of the Shetland pelagic vessel Serene have placed an order for a new vessel.
The Skipper Expo in Aberdeen got off to a flying start yesterday, the largest Skipper exhibition in Aberdeen to date. The Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre buzzed with activity, buoyed up by a vocal Fishing for Leave and a meeting attended by Fisheries Minister George Eustice.
After selling his industrial vessel recently, Hanstholm skipper Kim Johansen is going to have to adjust to a new way of working now that he has ordered a new boat from Polish yard Stcznia Parseta.
Cherbourg’s first new trawler for more than twenty years has been ordered by David and Sophie Leroy of Armement Cherbourgois.
There’s no shortage of activity at the Bredgaard Bådeværft yard at Sakskøbing in Denmark, which yesterday craned its latest newbuilding into the water.
A flow of second-hand French trawlers to Ireland has boosted business for French winch manufacturer Bopp as it finds itself with a new market on its doorstep.
The MEST Shipyard in the Faroe Islands has contracted to build catamarans for aquaculture company Bakkafrost, with the first to be delivered in January 2017.
For a nation with just 2040 square kilometres of land across several islands, Mauritius has a huge Exclusive Economic Zone of more than 2.30 million square kilometres. The challenge of patrolling this vast area of the Indian Ocean has been made more manageable with the delivery of the final five of ten Fast Interceptor Boats designed and built by the Indian Government-owned M/s Goa Shipyard Ltd.
The need to be able to work more weather, plus a confidence in the future of the fishing industry are behind the decision by Skagen skipper Christian Pilegaard to order a new shrimp trawler.
The Nauta Shipyard in Poland has launched the partly outfitted hull of a new 78 metre LOA, 15 metre beam pelagic vessel to be completed in Denmark for Scottish owners.