Quality pays off
Vónin has developed its own roller clumps. Image: Vónin

Quality pays off

Vónin has seen quite some growth in the Barents Sea fleet that trusts its shrimp gear to deliver the right results. While the company has a long-established reputation for shrimp…

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Royal Greenland’s Avataq sets new record
Royal Greenland’s trawler Avataq has set a record with a 903 tonne landing. Image: Royal Greenland

Royal Greenland’s Avataq sets new record

With 903 tonnes discharged in Sisimiut, the landing by shrimp trawler Avataq is the largest on record in Greenland. ‘It isn’t a surprise that we fished more than the usual…

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FoS certifies Marpesca Group
The Panama-based Marpesca Group has fishing and distribution bases in Ecuador, The US and Spain.Image: FoS

FoS certifies Marpesca Group

Friend of the Sea has announced certification of the Marpesca Group (Grupo Marpesca) for sustainable seafood production practices. Marpesca can now display the Friend of the Sea eco-label on its…

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Gothenburg auction takes a cautious approach
‘We eat a lot of shrimps in Sweden,’ said Gothenburg Fish Auction managing director Roger Thilander. Image: Göteborgs Fiskauktion

Gothenburg auction takes a cautious approach

Prices are down by 15-20% at the Gothenburg auction in Sweden, where business continues as usual – with precautions. According to the auction’s managing director Roger Thilander, nothing has changed…

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Head-on grader breaks new ground for Gulf shrimpers
A new head-on shrimp grader designed by Kerian Machines will allow fishermen to place head-on shrimp on the market at a premium price. Image: Ed Lallo/Lallo Photography

Head-on grader breaks new ground for Gulf shrimpers

Sitting on the frozen plains of North Dakota 50 miles from the Canadian boarder, a family-owned business has been enlisted by Gulf of Mexico fishermen to develop a new method…

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Avataq welcomed home to Greenland
Avataq made a brief call in Nuuk before heading out for a shakedown trip. Image: Royal Greenland

Avataq welcomed home to Greenland

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Greenland's newest and largest fishing vessel, Royal Greenland's trawler Avataq, arrived in Nuuk a few days ago and has already sailed for a short shakedown trip. Avataq was delivered by…

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ICES advises more than double 2020 Barents Sea shrimp quota
ICES has advised that Barents Sea shrimp catches can be significantly increased in 2020. Image: Øystein Paulsen/Havforskningsinstituttet

ICES advises more than double 2020 Barents Sea shrimp quota

ICES has advised that the Barents Sea shrimp fishery should not exceed 150,000 tonnes in 2020, more than double this year’s figure. ‘For 2019, the advice was 70,000 tonnes, so…

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Conflicted Norwegian policy on selective shrimp gear
There are big Norwegian policy on the use of selectivity devices in shrimp fisheries for home and international waters. Image: NOAA

Conflicted Norwegian policy on selective shrimp gear

Issues close to home, a fudged report and a policy designed to deter outsiders are the highlights of a complex situation in which the Norwegian authorities appear to be pursuing…

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Flemish Cap northern shrimp fishery re-opens
The Flemish Cap northern shrimp fishery, closed since 2011, is to be re-opened. Image: NOAA

Flemish Cap northern shrimp fishery re-opens

Following a nine-year moratorium, the condition of the northern shrimp stock on Flemish Cap is judged to have improved with an increase in biomass over the last five years. As…

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