Norwegian sales organisation Sildelaget reports that there has been good fishing on blue whiting off St Kilda, but other pelagic landings have been slow.
Havyard Ship Technology in Norway has signed a contract for a new pelagic trawler to be built for French company France Pélagique, with an option for a second vessel.
Following its boost to mackerel quotas for 2017, Iceland has also increased this year’s blue whiting quota.
Vónin has finalised plans to build a new net loft in Fuglafjørður and CEO Hjalmar Petersen has signed a contract for the new building to be erected with construction company J&K Petersen.
Norwegian fishing company H Østervold AS is reported to have signed a contract for a new 80.30 metre LOA by 17 metre beam pelagic vessel to be built at the Western Marine Shipyard Ltd in Bangladesh.
Norwegian pelagic vessel Vestviking has been rigged with a set of Vónin fishing gear and has done well on blue whiting in spite of its modest engine power.
Karstensens Skibsværft in Skagen has announced the order of a new pelagic vessel for owners in Norway to be delivered in February 2019, with the Polish-built hull to be delivered to the yard in mid-2018 for fitting out.
The number of Icelandic pelagic vessels going to Faroese fishing gear supplier Vónin for their gear continues, with the eighth Icelandic customer for one of Vónin’s Capto trawls calling in yesterday.
Only a few months ago it was announced that Norwegian fishmeal and fish oil producer would increase its stake in Shetland Catch to a 75% holding, and now the owners of Shetland Catch have stated that a deal has been done to secure the company’s future.
The Shetland Islands-based Research Fishing Compay has signed a contract for a new pelagic vessel to be delivered in late 2018.