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The galleries bring you an overview of posts from across community sites for seamless access to what’s going on in the fishing industry right now, alongside our continuous newsfeed. Trawlerphotos covers the entire North Atlantic region with daily updates.

Canada’s Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard Joyce Murray has announced that Fisheries and Oceans Canada has launched a third call for proposals under the Ghost Gear Fund. The Department will provide up to $10 million in funding under this latest call for proposals, and at least 10% of the funding will go towards projects that are led by Indigenous organisations and communities. ‘Through Budget 2022, the Government of Canada is investing an additional $10 million into the Ghost Gear Fund, so we can continue doing great work with industry and partners to clean our oceans. Ghost… [...]

A partnership between marine scientists and fishermen in England’s South West has resulted in a new environmentally friendly method for fishing scallops using innovative illuminated pots which have been dubbed ‘scallop discos’. Most commercial scallop harvesting is carried out using dredges, seen as a high-impact method. This new approach paves the way for a new low-impact inshore fishery which could reduce the effects of scallop dredges. Scientists from bycatch prevention technology specialist Fishtek Marine developed this while trialling PotLights which are small underwater lights used to attract crab and lobster to pots. These were invented by the Devon-based company to… [...]

A report by the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) claims that migrant fishermen working on UK vessels are vulnerable to systematic labour exploitation as the Government refuses close loopholes in its immigration rules – while the Scottish Fishermen’ Federation states that it ‘contains much that fishing industry representatives do not recognise.’ According to the ITF, vessel operators are able to use the Seafarers’ Transit Visa to bring migrant workers from outside Europe to the UK, enabling some to exploit fishermen’s fears over their immigration status to make them work long hours for as little as £3 an hour – significantly… [...]

A memorandum of understanding has been signed between salmon producer Arnarlax and the Vesturbyggð municipality in western Iceland for the construction of a 10,000 square metre, 80,000-tonne capacity salmon processing plant. This would be a high-tech facility, planned for Vatnseyri in Patreksfjörður, and the plant is expected to generate around a hundred jobs in the region. ‘I’m very satisfied with this breakthrough agreement with Vesturbyggð,’ commented Arnarlax CEO Bjorn Hembre. ‘This first step enables us to initiate formal licensing applications and the design and preparation work for a high-tech processing facility in Patreksfjörður that will generate many valuable jobs. This… [...]

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New Vessels

We keep track of new fishing vessels from all over Europe and around the world, in line with the major optimisation of fisheries that has taken place in recent years. We follow shipyards and designers around the world to keep you updated on newbuilds in the fishing industry.