Marco power block for Marpesca Group
Marco is supplying a PB-64 power block to Marpesca Group’s Pescatún-1. Image: Marco

Marco power block for Marpesca Group

Marco is to supply a new PB-64 power block to the Marpesca Group, one of Panama's fishing largest companies. This power block, to be installed on board tuna purse seiner…

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Fishing nets become fashion
The Saretu initiative aims to recycle and make use of lost, abandoned or worn out fishing gear. Image: Bermeo Tuna World Capital Association

Fishing nets become fashion

An initiative to make use of lost, abandoned or end-of-life fishing gear brings together the Bermeo Tuna World Capital Association in collaboration with fishing company Echebastar, the AZTI technology centre…

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Pacifical honours Kiribati tuna observer Eritara Aati Kaierua
Observer Eritara Aati Kaierua from Kiribati lost his life while working on board of Taiwanese purse seiner Win Far No. 636. Image: Facebook/Taiwan Ships Watchers

Pacifical honours Kiribati tuna observer Eritara Aati Kaierua

Tuna company Pacifical PNA has announced the death of observer Eritara Aati Kaierua from Kiribati, while working on board of Taiwanese purse seiner Win Far No. 636. ‘On news of…

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Marco supplies Far East fishing vessels
Marco’s Powerdavit SK-230 purse seine davit minimises wear on purse wires. Image: Marco

Marco supplies Far East fishing vessels

Marco has supplied new equipment for fishing vessels in Taiwan and China as the company continues to expand into the Asian market. A Powerdavit SK-230 purse seine davit has been…

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Marco deck gear for Dongwon purse seiner
New Dongwon purse seiner Bonami has been fitted with the latest Marco deck equipment technology. Image: Marco

Marco deck gear for Dongwon purse seiner

Marco has supplied a full package of deck equipment for Dongwon’s new purse seiner Bonami, delivered by the Daesun yard at Busan in Korea. As in previous installations carried out…

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ISSF Releases New Non-Entangling and Biodegradable FADs Guide
The ISSF The ISSF Non-Entangling and Biodegradable FADs Guide lays out best practice in FAD design using biodegradable materials

ISSF Releases New Non-Entangling and Biodegradable FADs Guide

Aimed at fishermen, RFMOs, governments and vessel owners, the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) has published a best-practices guide – based on years of ISSF scientific research and fleet collaboration…

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ISSF’s 2019 snapshot of tuna purse seine fleets
 The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) has issued an updated snapshot of large-scale tuna purse seine fishing fleets report as of June 2019

ISSF’s 2019 snapshot of tuna purse seine fleets

The total number of large purse seine vessels, calculated based on data from the five tuna RFMOs, has dropped from 1871 in 2018 to 1843 today, mainly due to the removal…

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