A pair of 54 metre longliners built at the Tersan yard in Turkey have been delivered and christened at a ceremony in Gibraltar before heading for the Southern Ocean for the start of the April fishing season.
Based on the latest scientific assessments, the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) Commission has increased the total allowable catch (TAC) for Patagonian toothfish and reduced slightly the mackerel icefish TAC for the season starting on 1 December.
A pair of longliners for Norwegian operator Ervik Havfiske for fishing toothfish are taking shape at the Tersan yard in Turkey.
The new president of the Réunion Regional Committee for Maritime Fisheries and Aquaculture, Bertrand Baillif, argued strongly in favour of measures to benefit all of the island’s fishermen prior to his election, including a ‘Toothfish for all’ slogan.
The Coalition of Legal Toothfish Operators (COLTO) has made a response to an online petition that has called on Amazon in the US to stop selling toothfish, otherwise referred to as Chilean seabass. COLTO states that the petition is inaccurate, misleading and untruthful.
French fishing company Comata has confirmed the order of a new 62.80 metre freezer longliner from Piriou for fishing toothfish in the Southern Ocean.
MSC certification has been awarded to the Crozet fishery for toothfish, which a group of French operators pursue with seven longline vessels. According to Sapmer, the certification is in line with the 2013 certification for the Kerguelen toothfish fishery, recognising the work done by stakeholders to to safeguard resources and ensure a sustainable fishery.
The Nodosa shipyard at Marín in Spain has delivered its latest newbuild for Falkland Islands company Consolidated Fisheries Ltd. The largest single investment ever made by with Falklands capital, the new vessel is designed to catch toothfish inside the islands’ EEZ.
According to reports in the Spanish press, the case against Vidal Armadores, the beneficial owners of a fleet of vessels operating at various times fishing for toothfish in the Southern Ocean collapsed on a point of law.
Sapmer has altered the way it conducts its fishing operations in the Southern Ocean, which has resulted in the recruitment of 35 French crew for its longline fleet.