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.
A new factory trawler for Norwegian company Prestfjord is taking shape at the Freire yard at Vigo in Spain and is expected to be completed by the end of this month.
The new tuna purse seiner built in Spain for French operator Compagnie Française Thon Océanique (CFTO) has been delivered to Concarneau.
A contract to build three new pelagic fishing vessels has been placed with the Yantar Shipyard at Kaliningrad in Russia, the first time for more than twenty years newbuilds of this type have been ordered from a Russian yard for a customer in Russia.
Canadian company Osprey is building its third factory trawler to a design from Norwegian naval architect Skipsteknisk. The ST-118 design is tailored for activities in areas of sea ice off eastern Canada.
Sølvtrans AS has placed an order with the Kleven yard for a new live fish carrier to be built to a Rolls-Royce NVC 387 design.
The ageing Vietnamese fishing fleet is gradually being rebuilt and a government programme of soft loans, designated Decree 67/ND-CP, fishermen are building boats along 28 coastal provinces from the north to the south of Vietnam, is contributing to fleet renewal.
The Irish fishing community is set to benefit as Skipper Expo Int. Galway creates a new record with 117 companies now confirmed as exhibiting.
The new Immanuel MDV-1 breaks plenty of the accepted rules of how a fishing vessel should look. It was built in a little over a year as a co-operative project by the Padmos and Hoekman shipyards and delivered last summer to Urk owners Klaas Kramer and Hendrik Romkes.
Clogerhead brothers David and Niall Kirwan have taken delivery of the new multi-rig trawler designed by Vestværft to operate on nephrops. Based on a hull constructed at the Riga Shipyard in Latvia and towed to Killybegs in Ireland for completion at Mooney Boats, Audacious is built to freeze its catches at sea.