Commissioner questioned on pulse gear evidence
Dutch MEPs plan to re-open the debate on pulse fishing

Commissioner questioned on pulse gear evidence

According to Dutch MEP Peter van Dalen, scientific reports published by ICES make it clear that pulse trawling has a significantly lower impact on the environment than conventional beam trawling.…

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Hampiðjan buys into Jackson Trawls
Hampiðjan has agreed to acquire an 80% stake in Peterhead fishing gear supplier Jackson Trawls. Image: Jackson Trawls

Hampiðjan buys into Jackson Trawls

Icelandic fishing gear group Hampiðjan has struck an agreement to acquire an 80% holding in Scottish companies Jackson Trawls and Jackson Offshore Supply. Jackson Trawls was established in Peterhead by…

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SNG’s Fast Flow brailer breakthrough
Staff at Swan Net Gundry at work in the company’s Killybegs net loft. Image: Swan Net Gundry

SNG’s Fast Flow brailer breakthrough

After years of careful design, model trials, actual construction and then fishing trails at sea, Swan Net Gunrdry’s Fast Flow brailer has gone from just one or two boats ‘trying…

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Vónin supplies Avataq’s shrimp gear
Avataq is the second of two new Skipsteknisk-designed trawlers built at Astilleros de Murueta for Royal Greenland. Image: Vónin

Vónin supplies Avataq’s shrimp gear

Royal Greenland’s brand new trawler Avataq, designed by Skipsteknisk and built at the Murueta shipyard in Spain, stopped in the Faroe Islands before heading for Greenland. Designed to focus on…

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Tank trips a key event for Hampiðjan
Hampiðjan’s longstanding tradition of flume tank sessions with customers remain a key event in the company’s calendar. Image: Hampiðjan

Tank trips a key event for Hampiðjan

Hampiðan’s sessions at the flume tank in Hirtshals, which have become a longstanding December tradition, are becoming increasingly important, said Hampiðjan Iceland managing director Jón Oddur Davíðsson during the latest…

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Lightning fibre-optic link to the fishing gear
Hampiðjan has developed a headline sounder cable with fibre-optic data transfer capacity. Image: Hampiðjan

Lightning fibre-optic link to the fishing gear

Fishing gear group Hampiðjan aims to enable a new generation of fishing gear technology with its DynIce Optical Data cable. This brings fibre-optic speed to the data transfer from headline…

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Flyer provides lift in Channel fishery
Vónin’s Flyer provides headline lift – the faster the tow, the more lift is generated

Flyer provides lift in Channel fishery

Vónin’s Flyer, a headline lift device designed to replace trawl floats, has is becoming increasingly popular, most recently on an English trawler. St Austell trawler Copious FH-145 has been using…

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Innovative trawl technology approved for NZ inshore fisheries
Snapper inside the Modular Harvesting System during technology testing. Image: PSH

Innovative trawl technology approved for NZ inshore fisheries

Fisheries New Zealand has approved the use of the Precision Seafood Harvesting (PSH) Modular Harvest System (MHS) in North Island inshore fisheries for snapper, tarakihi, trevally, red gurnard, and John…

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Fishing gear gurus hold international trawl gear training course
This year’s International Training Course in Trawl Technology will be held at the end of October at the flume tank in St Johns

Fishing gear gurus hold international trawl gear training course

The International Training Course in Trawl Technology that takes place every second year has been announced for the end of October, and for the first time this will be held…

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