Exmouth Gulf prawns MSC re-certified
Australia’s Exmouth Gulf prawn fishery has been re-certified by the MSC

Exmouth Gulf prawns MSC re-certified

Exmouth Gulf, along with the Shark Bay fishery, are the first Australian prawn fisheries to be certified to the MSC’s rigorous Version 2.01 standard (introduced in 2018). Only four tropical…

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Shrimp grid developed to keep langoustine by-catch
The experimental grid has an opening to allow langoustine to pass through into the codend instead of being filtered out with other by-catches. Image: Liz B. Kolstad Kvalvik, Havforskningsinstituttet 

Shrimp grid developed to keep langoustine by-catch

Norwegian coastal fishermen have since the beginning of this year been required to use a sorting grid when trawling for shrimp, with the disadvantage that they lose a valuable by-catch…

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New trawler for Strandby
New Strandby trawler Jeanne is the result of a collaboration between consultancy ShipCon, the Jobi Værft shipyard and the new boat’s owners

New trawler for Strandby

Jobi Værft in Strandby delivered the new Jeanne FN-462, the latest Danish trawler built to work on langoustine and whitefish on the North Sea, Skagerrak and Kattegat. Jeanne is owned…

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Finding the sweet spot in every tow
Francis Parrott of Notus and Fran West of Seafield Navigation with the Notus Echo at this week’s Skipper Expo in Aberdeen

Finding the sweet spot in every tow

An acoustic detection system developed by Canadian company Notus to enable shrimp trawler skippers to identify where their catches are being caught has been adapted to provide the same advantages…

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Value boost in red prawn extract
Rossi di Mazara is fully utilising heads of the red prawns that its two trawlers catch. Image: Rossi di Mazara

Value boost in red prawn extract

Sicilian fishing company Rossi di Mazara is turning waste into value, fully utilising heads of the red prawns that its two trawlers catch in the Mediterranean. Rossi di Mazara’s two…

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