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.
Two mackerel landings close together mean that HB Grandi’s Vopnafjördur factory will be kept busy this Bank Holiday weekend.
If you’re anywhere near Hirtshals, take the opportunity to look over the new Beinur tomorrow. The new pelagic vessel will be open from 1400 to 1700 tomorrow (Sunday 24th July) and the Danish Pelagic PO, which has its offices over the Cosmos Trawl net loft overlooking the quay, will be offering refreshments to visitors.
Gerda Maria was the breakthrough to the Norwegian market, Jógvan S Jacobsen at Vónin’s pelagic division said. During the winter of 2014, the Norwegian pelagic vessel was fishing for capelin in Icelandic waters, landing some of its trips in Fuglafjørður.