The Lerwick-based Zephyr Fishing Company has signed a contract with Larsnes Mekansiske Verksted for a new pelagic vessel to be built to a Skipsteknisk ST-125 design.
The Karstensens yard’s latest delivery is a 70m pelagic vessel for Fraserburgh owners with a history going back more than a century. Grateful FR-249 replaces the 64 metre Forever Grateful, which was sold in 2016 and is now fishing as Trygvason for its Norwegian owners.
After landing 450 tonnes of top-quality mackerel caught around the Westmann Islands, skipper Jón Axelsson said that the next stop is Greenland.
The Zamakona Shipyard in northern Spain has been contracted to build a new pelagic vessel for Shetland owners.
Hampiðjan technical adviser Sæmundur Árnason has spent three weeks at sea on board Murmansk Trawl Fleet’s catcher-processor Mekhanik Kovtun to keep a close eye on the gear during the trawler’s first trip with a new set of gear for targeting mackerel.
The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s Menhaden Management Board has reviewed the results of the 2017 assessment and concluded that the resource is healthy.
The spell of bad weather that passed over Iceland last week has dropped away, and the fleet is back at sea but not finding it easy to find mackerel scattered by the storms.
Good news for Danish fishermen as the Brisling Box off Denmark’s west coast is open as of today (29th July).
The third generation of Norwegian fishing company Odd Lundberg AS have selected deck machinery from Rapp Marine for their new vessel.
One of Síldarvinnslan’s pelagic vessels yesterday docked in Neskaupstaður with 2200 tonnes of blue whiting on board, most of it caught in Icelandic waters.