Norway’s Ministry of Fisheries aims to boost shrimp fisheries in the Barents Sea and Minister Per Sandberg has announced that proposals are sought for ways to make this a reality.
New shrimper Sajoni was christened at the Skagen quayside at the end of last year, and in proper Danish style, built for Henrik Terpet and Brian Sørensen to fish for shrimp and freeze on board. It replaces their older vessel that has served them well for the last five years.
The largest Russian farm for breeding white Pacific ‘Russian’ shrimp has opened in the village of Kollontai in the Kaluga region south-west of Moscow. Pacific white shrimp are traditionally called ‘royal’ for their size and delicate taste. LLC Russian Shrimp is the only producer of natural Pacific (royal) shrimp in the country, using broodstock imported from Brazil, Indonesia and the US.
TCD, the technical arm of Urk Fishermen’s Co-operative VCU is building its first trawler, a shrimper for Texel fisherman Erik Kalf, with keel laid in October and the steelwork contracted to neighbouring company De Flux.
Greenlandic shrimp trawler Akamalik tows a pair of Vónin 2014 shrimp trawls spread with a pair of the new Storm trawl doors from the same company and skipper Jógvan Tróndarson reports that he is satisfied with the way the gear performs.
The third trawler built to a Skipstekisk design for Canadian company MV Osprey Ltd is due to be named at the Tersan shipyard tomorrow.
NAFO’s advice for 2018 is for a 105,000 tonne shrimp fishery off West Greenland, while the recommendation for East Greenland shrimp remains unchanged at 2000 tonnes.
The Norwegian government is clearing the way for dispensations for fishroom capacity restrictions for shrimpers.
A new seine netter/trawler built in Poland for Norwegian owners is the latest development for a family-run fishing company in the north of Norway.
A deck load of shrimp is not something you are generally prepared for. Just ask Buddy King of the 78-foot Pacific Hooker fishing from Brookings, Oregon, who has been using Wesmar’s new dual stabilised beam HD860-60kHz sonar in the shrimp fishery off the California, Oregon, and Washington coasts.