The Nauta Shiprepair Yard in Poland has signed two contracts for building partly outfitted fishing trawlers. Both vessels have been ordered by Danish client, Karstensens Skibsvaerft, and Nauta now has twelve vessels at various states of construction that are being built for Danish, Norwegian, Swedish and UK fishing companies.
Ålesund fisherman Henning Veibust has ordered a new pelagic vessel from Karstensens in Denmark, boosting the yard’s orderbook of pelagic boats to deliver in the next three years to fifteen, and making the yard a clear leader in this field.
With the 2018 almost upon us and people turning their thoughts towards healthy eating New year’s resolutions, Scottish fishermen and processors say now is the perfect time for consumers to put nutritious mackerel and herring onto their weekly menus.
What promises to be the largest and most highly automated pelagic processing factory anywhere in the world is taking shape in the Faroe Islands, and for supplier Skaginn 3X this represents the company’s largest single contract – and possibly the largest for any Icelandic equipment supplier.
The crews of HB Grandi’s pelagic vessels are now ashore for the Christmas break after a couple of weeks of good fishing on blue whiting. According to Víkingur’s skipper Albert Sveinsson, the plan is to be back at sea on the third of January, but as yet it is not certain whether they will be fishing for capelin or blue whiting.
Blue whiting production has begun at HB Grandi’s fishmeal factory in Vopnafjörður after Venus and Víkingur docked with 800 tonnes of blue whiting, while Síldarvinnslan has taken its pelagic vessels off blue whiting for the moment.
The 75 by 20 metre workshops are right by the quayside in Skagen, and work had already begun at the new facility before the formal opening took place earlier this month. This is the first new net loft for many years to open for business in Skagen.
Ownership of the Skagerak Pelagic factory in Skagen, Denmark’s largest herring processor has gone to FF Skagen, which agreed last week to buy the entire shareholding in the company.
The Buchan family has signed a contract with the Karstensens shipyard in Skagen for a new pelagic vessel to be delivered in January 2020, replacing a vessel built in 2008.
What will become Denmark’s largest fishing vessel is on its way from the Crist Shipyard in Poland for fitting out at the Kleven Mykelbust yard in Norway.