New Falklands joint venture
Robin M Lee is one of the trawlers operated by new Falklands joint venture operator Polar Seafish Ltd. Image: FIFCA

New Falklands joint venture

Established fishing companies Seaview and Seafish are forming a new venture with their Spanish partners. New company Polar Seafish Ltd merges Polar Ltd and Nova Seafish Ltd, both of which…

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Nodosa delivers Falcon for Falklands
Falcon is the latest new trawler for the Falklands squid fishery. Image: Nodosa

Nodosa delivers Falcon for Falklands

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Designed by the Nodosa Shipyard’s own naval architects in co-operation with the Stanley-registered Falcon’s owners, the new trawler has a 75 metres overall length with a 14 metre beam, and…

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Pingtan sends ten new jiggers to international waters
Ten new jiggers owned by Pingtan Marine Enterprise are heading for international waters. Image: Pingtan Marine Enterprise

Pingtan sends ten new jiggers to international waters

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Chinese fishing company Pingtan Marine Enterprise has announced that its ten new squid jigging vessels have left the port of Shidao in Weihai and are heading for fishing areas in…

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Nodosa launches latest Falklands trawler
Falklands trawler Falcon is expected to be ready for next year’s loligo season. Image: Nodosa

Nodosa launches latest Falklands trawler

The Nodosa Shipyard at Marín in Spain has launched the latest newbuild for the Falkland Islands. The 75 metre LOA, 14 metre breadth Falcon is being built for the Petrel…

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USA leads in sustainable squid
Seafresh USA’s Atlantic Queen landing in Galilee, Rhode Island. Image: SeaFresh USA

USA leads in sustainable squid

A pair of companies based on the US east coast have been awarded MSC certification for their squid fishery. Seafreeze Limited and Sea Fresh USA both have vessels fishing for…

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Time to work, sonar tells squid fishermen
King Philip was fitted with Wesmar sonar and bow thruster when it was built. Image: Wesmar

Time to work, sonar tells squid fishermen

The owner of a Monterey California fleet uses his Wesmar to fish for squid, sardines, anchovy, and mackerel. ‘We have a hundred times more efficiency using Wesmar sonar. Without it…

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Squid show on F3X multibeam sounder
The WASSP F3X screen with backscatter with squid showing in the sounder and as water column targets. Image: WASSP

Squid show on F3X multibeam sounder

One of the Vigo-based trawlers fishing for squid in Falkland Islands waters is seeing the benefits of having a WASSP F3X multibeam sonar on board. The 83 metre trawler went…

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