Fishing company West Atlantic, based in Tromsø in northern Norway, has taken delivery of a new Cleopatra 36B longliner from Trefjar in Iceland.
The Armon shipyards have survived Spain’s crippling recession and have managed to remain active through the lean years.
Christened at its home port in La Réunion, the new Cap Kersaint paves the way for the renewal of the French-operated fleet fishing in the French Southern Ocean and Antarctic Territory (TAAF) of Crozet and Kerguelen waters for Patagonian toothfish.
HB Grandi’s new groundfish trawler, designed by naval architect Alfreð Tulinius at Nautic ehf, has been launched at the Celiktrans yard in Turkey.
Vard Holdings has signed a NOK325 million contract for a fourth new trawler for Havisk.
Swedish-Danish fishing company Astrid Fishing is set for its second big investment in only a few years with a new 70 metre pelagic vessel set to join its fleet in December next year.
The order for three new combination trawler/seine netters for owners in Boulogne has finally been announced following a long tendering process.
Korean fishing company Dongwon Industries has added the new Hanara to its fleet of vessels as part of a modernisation programme that has already seen three other new tuna vessels acquired since 2014.
The latest purse seiner in the French tuna fleet, the 77 metre, 1400 cubic metre capacity Gevred, sailed from Concarneau on Wednesday to start fishing off West Africa.
Le Havre fisherman Mickaël Devarieux has taken delivery of a new trawler designed to alternate scalloping and bottom trawling, his third boat and his first newbuild.