The Zamakona Shipyard in northern Spain has been contracted to build a new pelagic vessel for Shetland owners.
After landing 450 tonnes of top-quality mackerel caught around the Westmann Islands, skipper Jón Axelsson said that the next stop is Greenland.
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.
While HB Grandi’s pelagic vessels have already made an early start on this year’s mackerel season after fishing well on blue whiting in the spring and early summer, the Síldarvinnslan vessels are still on blue whiting.
Newbuilding Division of Nauta Shiprepair Yard has begun construction of a partly outfitted fishing vessel B-131 with a steel cutting ceremony held on July 4th. The ceremony was attended by representatives of the client, the shipowner and classification society.