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.
The springtime blue whiting fishery that takes place west of the British Isles is notorious for the strains it places on fishing gear.
Icelandic pelagic vessel Börkur has landed purse seine-caught mackerel for the first time, with 630 tonnes of mackerel caught in international waters 280 nautical miles offshore, and close to the Faroese line.
This isn’t the first time Vónin has outgrown its home, managing director Hjalmar Petersen said. The company built a net loft for demersal production in Tórshavn in 2005, as well as in Greenland and Lithuania in 2014 – now it’s time for Vónin’s headquarters to follow.
A new Gunnar Langva will join the Norwegian fleet in 2019. This is a replacement for the 2003-built vessel of the same name and the owners have gone back to the same yard and designer for their new purse seiner/pelagic trawler.
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.