Good start to 2016

Ejner Thomassen is normally a cheerful fisherman, but the news in January a year ago that the Kattegat sole quota had been cut by 42% due to insufficient data was painful, especially as the fish were practically queuing up to come over the rail.

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Innovative Dutch rulebreaker

The new Immanuel MDV-1 breaks plenty of the accepted rules of how a fishing vessel should look. It was built in a little over a year as a co-operative project by the Padmos and Hoekman shipyards and delivered last summer to Urk owners Klaas Kramer and Hendrik Romkes.

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