A coalition of fishermen’s organisations has publicly sent an open letter to the Senegalese president, protesting at the expected return of Russian fishing vessels to their waters as a fisheries protocol is being negotiated between Senegal and Russia.
One of the UK-flagged pelagic vessels operated by Dutch fishing company Vrolijk is switching from the UK to the French flag.
Thyborøn skipper Finn Christensen has sold his industrial trawler to replace it with a newer vessel, ready for the sprat season that starts at the end of January.
The Faroese pelagic fleet has now caught all of its 2016 quotas, and Vónin trawl gear featured heavily in the fleet’s catching patterns this year.
Síldarvinnslan’s pelagic vessels have finished on Icelandic summer-spawning herring after a difficult season and the two have now switched to blue whiting, following the example of HB Grandi’s pelagic boats that are already fishing in Faroese waters.
Orders for electric winch systems for two pelagic vessels on order at the Karstensen yard in Skagen have gone to Rapp Marine.
The Simek yard’s first newbuild fishing vessel since 2008 has been launched and christened last week. In recent years the yard at Flekkefjord in southern Norway has focused on the oil and gas industry, but with the downturn in that sector, Simek has returned to its roots in fishing.
Dutch fishing company Parlevliet en van der Plas has ended its troubled Australian operation.
A new 800 square metre purse seine hotel was opened a few days ago by Cosmos Trawl in Hirtshals. It has space for eight of the largest purse seines and practically the entire space has been booked for the next ten years.
Neskaupstaður company Síldarvinnslan has had a busy few months since the start of the mackerel season in mid-July. This season’s landings have totalled close to 69,000 tonnes.