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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.

Norwegian pelagic vessels operating in Icelandic waters to catch capelin under the agreements relating to this stock are at a disadvantage, according to vessel operators’ federation Fiskebåt, which has written to the Minister of Fisheries to point out that it sees this as an unfair situation. Fiskebåt points out that there is a limit on the number of Norwegian vessels participating at any one time, that for them the season is short, as they vessels can only fish for capelin north of 64°30’N – plus they are restricted to fishing only with purse seine gear. This is a restriction that… [...]

The blue whiting fishery that takes place west of Ireland and Scotland in the spring is know for tight concentrations of fish, often resulting in big bags after short tows. Researchers at the Norwegian Institute of Marine Research have been examining the performance of trawl gear, and by placing 10-15 sensors on the trawls of five fishing vessels have been tracking how gear handles during a tow, as they look for ways of preventing codends from bursting under the pressure of the fish inside. Researcher Ólafur Arnar Ingólfsson. Image: Havforskningsinstituttet. Main image: Dagfinn Lilleng/Fiskeridirektoratet There is heavy fishing at this… [...]

Moving into the third year of cancelled trade fairs and exhibitions, one of Marel’s sales people took it upon himself to go to his customers. One client got an outdoor demonstration of the Marel processing systems. Image: Marel Dennis Vos covers areas of Germany, Austria and Italy, and he decided to hit the road in the autumn of 2021, knowing that he needed to come up with something creative to give customers the opportunity to see some of Marel’s newest fish processing hardware. He loaded a pinboner, slicer and skinning machine into a truck and set off on a private… [...]

Mikael Thinghuus has agreed with the board of directors to step down as Royal Greenland’s CEO this coming summer, eleven years after taking over a company that at the time was in crisis. ‘My time at Royal Greenland has been one of the highlights of my life,’ said Mikael Thinghuus, who turns 60 this year. ‘I have very much enjoyed working on this, partly because producing healthy food of outstanding quality has real meaning, partly because Royal Greenland is so absolutely crucial to Greenlandic society and self-government, and partly because Royal Greenland both in Greenland and elsewhere is a leading… [...]

Latest Fishing News

Keep a close eye on the industry with our daily updates. The fishing industry is developing rapidly
all the time, with innovations reaching the market all the time. We track and monitor these developments and bring them to you as they happen to keep you updated. We’re also watching the industry’s steadily evolving politics with the constant demands for fishing to be greener and cleaner – keeping track of the industry landscape as it changes.
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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.