Two Rolls-Royce-designed stern trawlers have contracted to be built by the Freire Shipyard in Spain for Greenland companies Qajaq Trawl and the other by Polar Seafood.
A German-flagged Eurocutter has undergone a refit in Urk, carried out by TCD, the technical division of Visserij Coöperatie Urk (VCU), with a group of local sub-contractors.
A shrimp trawl with a shorter belly filters out smaller shrimp more effectively, according to Norwegian research.
The need to be able to work more weather, plus a confidence in the future of the fishing industry are behind the decision by Skagen skipper Christian Pilegaard to order a new shrimp trawler.
In February and March Optimar Stette sold fish handling factories worth NoK240 million, an all-time high sales record for the company and a great start to 2016.
Polar Fishing Gear has supplied several sets of its Neptune trawl doors to Australian customers for shrimp fishing, in a galvanised finish instead of the usual paint-job.
Coldwater Prawns of Norway AS has completed a Friend of the Sea renewal audit for cold water prawns (shrimp/ Pandalus borealis). Products can continue to display the international sustainability seal of approval.
Canadian company Osprey is building its third factory trawler to a design from Norwegian naval architect Skipsteknisk. The ST-118 design is tailored for activities in areas of sea ice off eastern Canada.
Canadian processing company Quin-Sea Fisheries has been bought by Royal Greenland in a deal that sees a majority shareholding acquired to begin with, and the entire shareholding will be transferred to Royal Greenland in the coming years.