The latest pelagic vessel to join the Scottish fleet is the Kings Cross, built for the Buchan and Wiseman families by Karstensens in Skagen, and a string of newbuilds is set to follow it.
Icelandic processor Vinnslustöðin hf. í Vestmannaeyjum (VSV) has opted for blast freezing technology at its pelagic processing plant in the Westmann Islands.
Swan Net Gundry’s 95x51fm design is a proving popular choice for leading Scottish and Irish pelagic vessels.
Vónin’s sales force was boosted on the first of September as Frederik Hansen joined the company, taking responsibility for sales of pelagic fishing gear with Jógvan S. Jacobsen.
‘Some people thought we were mad hanging expensive fishing gear on the ends of pieces of rope,’ said Guðmundur Huginn Guðmundsson, skipper of Icelandic pelagic vessel Huginn VE-55, who pioneered the use of Hampiðjan’s DynIce Warps.
Norway’s Pelagic Association has appointed Mariann Frantsen as its new director.
Westcon Yards signed a contract to build a pelagic trawler for the Tait family’s Klondyke Shipping Company.
Karstensens Skibsværft has signed a contract to build a new 79.75 metre purser/trawler for Norwegian company Peter Hepsø Rederi, with the deal formally signed at Nor-Fishing.
An order has been confirmed for the latest in a series of 63m LOA, 12.80m beam pelagic trawlers from Karstensens Skibsværft in Skagen.
Swedish fishing companies Bristol Fiske AB and Clipperton Fiske AB have merged to form B-C Pelagic AB, and to order a new pelagic vessel from Karstensens Skibsværft, replacing their existing trawlers. The new vessel will have access to both industrial and human consumption quotas.