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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.

Westman Islands fishing company Vinnslustöðin has added a pelagic vessel to its fleet. It becomes Gullberg VE-292 name, a familiar name and number in the Islands, and several of the company’s older vessels have been renamed. Previously Gardar, Gullberg was built in 1998 as Serene. Images: VSV Pelagic vessel Kap VE-4 becomes Sighvatur Bjarnason VE-81, taking the name and registration of a vessel that had long been a part of the company fleet before being sold recently – and named after one of the Islands’ most successful fishermen who subsequently managed Vinnslustöðin for many years. Kap II has now been… [...]

A world-first on Western Australia’s southern coastline is being celebrated as a game-changing innovation for abalone, which is now formally recognised as a Wild Enhanced Fishery, meeting the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) standard. The concept of ocean-ranching was established when Western Australian company Rare Foods Australia developed a model to combine the sustainability and environmental benefits of aquaculture with the market appeal and premium pricing of wild-catch fisheries. The result is a 413-hectare underwater ocean ranch in the nutrient-rich waters of Flinders Bay near Augusta, which is home to hundreds of thousands of greenlip abalone, which are hand-planted to grow… [...]

MEPs will this week vote on a proposal to make available financial compensation for the EU fisheries and aquaculture sectors following the extensive disruption caused by Russia’s war against Ukraine. Under the draft legislation, member states will be able to use the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) to support EU fisheries operators, producer organisations and aquaculture business whose activities have been jeopardised by the war and whose economic viability is endangered by trade and supply chain disruption. According to MEPs, the processing sector would also benefit. Compensation would cover not only losses of income but also additional costs these… [...]

NOAA has proposed new measures aimed at illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing. These changes address two key tools, the US Moratorium Protection Act and the international Port States Measures Agreement. The measures would enhance NOAA’s abilities to combat IUU fishing activities and counter forced labour in the seafood supply chain. The agency will seek public comment on the rule once it’s published. The proposed rule would strengthen NOAA’s ability to address IUU fishing activities when implementing the US Moratorium Protection Act. This is a key engagement tool NOAA uses to identify, consult with, and certify nations and entities whose fishing vessels… [...]

Latest Fishing News

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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.