Too big and too many
Dutch-owned seine netters under Dutch, French and UK flags alongside in Boulogne

Too big and too many

Boulogne trawler skipper Olivier Leprêtre has sounded a warning over the continuing fishing activity of the Dutch-owned seine netting fleet operating in the Eastern Channel and southern North Sea. ‘They…

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Fishing family looks to the future
Jonge Johannes LT-295 heading in to Scheveningen after the first fishing trials. Image: Willem den Heijer

Fishing family looks to the future

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There’s a learning process ahead for the crew of new trawler/seiner Jonge Johannes LT-295, delivered by Maaskant Shipyards to brothers Rense and Johannes de Boer. ‘We’re not fly-shooting fishermen. We’re…

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Technology meets tradition in innovative seine netter
20.99 metre seine netter Ben Hur has been built by GOT Skogsøy. Image: GOT

Technology meets tradition in innovative seine netter

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New seine netter Ben Hur was christened yesterday at the quayside in Senjahopen in Norway, delivered by GOT Skogsøy to Tommy Andre Nilsen and his family. A four-year design process…

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Unique longliner/seine netter for Norwegian company
Atlantic has been designed by Skipsteknisk to alternate longlining and seine netting. Image: Atlantic Longline

Unique longliner/seine netter for Norwegian company

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A relaxation in Norwegian regulations allowing a wider choice of fishing methods made it possible for the owners of new longliner Atlantic to include capacity for seine netting in the…

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Nodosa delivers Good Hope
Good Hope has been delivered Nodosa to the Urk-based Osprey Fish Group. Image: Nodosa

Nodosa delivers Good Hope

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Twin-rigger/fly-shooter Good Hope LH-357 has been delivered to the Urk-based Osprey Fish Group, the fifth and final delivery in this series of new vessels that began with Henk Senior LH-356…

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Iceland’s seine netters vindicated
Iceland's seine netters have been vindicated by a government report on seine net fishing

Iceland’s seine netters vindicated

A long process that began almost a decade ago when then-Fisheries Minister Jón Bjarnason excluded seine netters from coastal fishing grounds has come to an end, with the seine netters’…

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Third of series of five delivered by Nodosa
Neeltje PD-141 on sea trials. Image: Nodosa

Third of series of five delivered by Nodosa

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The Nodosa yard at Marín on Spain has delivered Neeltje PD-141, the third of a a series of five seine netter/twin-rig trawlers for the Urk-based Osprey Fish Group. Built to…

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Danish Parliament agrees on low-impact fishing scheme
Incentives are being made available under Denmark’s coastal fishing scheme for low-impact gears such as static nets and seine nets

Danish Parliament agrees on low-impact fishing scheme

An agreement has been reached by a broad majority of the Danish Parliament on a coastal fishing scheme which offers advantages for fishing with low-impact gear such as static nets…

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Seiner pair for Norwegian company
Havfjord and Havvon are to be delivered to Carl Aamodt and his partners in early 2021. Image: Karstensens Skibsværft

Seiner pair for Norwegian company

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Norwegian fisherman Carl Aamodt and his partners have ordered a pair of 36 metre seine netters from Karstensens Skibsværft The design of the identical seine netters have been reached through…

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Bredgaard delivers Iceland’s largest GRP fishing vessel
Built at Bredgaard Boats in Denmark, Bárður is Iceland's largest GRP fishing vessel

Bredgaard delivers Iceland’s largest GRP fishing vessel

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It was coincidence that took Icelandic fisherman Pétur Pétursson to the Bredgaard Boats yard in Denmark when he was looking to replace his 15 metre netter, and the result is…

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