A Platform Support Vessel that was sold more than a year ago to an unnamed buyer has now been delivered to Zamakona Yards in Pasajes. Once it has been converted for its new role, owners Luntos Co Ltd plan to operate the vessel as a crab catcher with capacity to work as a floating processor for pelagic species.
A former training vessel has been given a new lease of life and switched to commercial fishing in the Russian Far East, delivering its first 275 tonne landing of mackerel and ivasi sardine to the port of Vladivostok.
Russian fishing company Stalactite, part of the Marfish group, has invested in a major refit of one of its fishing vessels for fishing in the Baltic.
Clearwater Seafoods has taken delivery of its newest vessel, a dedicated clam dredger delivered by the Astander yard in Spain, the result of an extensive conversion. The new clam catcher arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia last week.
Brittany company Armement à la pêche artisanale de Keroman (APAK), based in Lorient is putting substantial investment into fishing, with new vessels and plans for a new processing plant in the port area.
A refit was long overdue and the chance to give Brixham scalloper van Dijck a facelift and a set of new deck equipment has come after a tough few years for skipper and owner Drew McLeod.
Thyborøn trawler/seine netter Aaltje Postma has been delivered to its owners following a major refit at the Karstensens yard in Skagen which included adding six metres to its length.
As part of its Sustainable Fishing 2025 commitment, French fisheries group Scapêche has announced the establishment of a new fishing company, Scapak (Société Centrale de l’ Armement de la Pêche Artisanale de Keroman), and in investment worth €1.20 million in a trawler that has been converted to operate as a seine netter.
A Le Guilvinec langoustine trawler has emerged from the Lorient yard run by Piriou Naval Services (PNS) looking as good as new after an extensive overhaul and refit.
Freezer trawler Blængur sailed from Neskaupstaður yesterday after an extensive refit.