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Fishing gear company Cosmos Trawl, which has a history in the Danish port of Skagen that can be traced back to 1879, is continuing that long relationship by leasing land in the new port extension to build a new net loft. The company’s current facilities on Havnevagtvej have simply become too small. As fishing vessels […] [...]

The Balearic Government joined the celebration of International Rural Women’s Day on 15th of October by organising the first Day of the Equality Plan of the Balearic Islands. The primary sector is represented by women in the agricultural, livestock, fishing and agri-food sectors. Of all the sub-sectors, according to the Balearic Government’s figures, it is […] [...]

Greenlandic pelagic vessel Polar Amaroq is searching for capelin deep north west of Iceland. According to mate Ólafur Sigurðsson, they have been working close to the Greenland-Iceland line, without seeing a great deal of capelin so far, with just dust to be seen on the sounders. ‘There are two million tonnes of out there, so […] [...]

The Scottish Pelagic Sustainability Group (SPSG) has expressed its ‘deep disappointment’ at a statement issued by Young’s via the North Atlantic Pelagic Advocacy Group (NAPA) concerning the ongoing negotiations between coastal states over mackerel, Atlanto-Scandian herring and blue whiting for 2022. ‘In this statement, Young’s appear to be making no differential on sourcing from those […] [...]

A French industry delegation has presented its grievances over the ongoing situation with the UK to Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevicius and Vice-President of the European Commission Maros Sefcovic. France’s Minister of the Sea Annick Girardin, the President of the National Committee for Fisheries (CNPMEM) Gérard Romiti and the presidents of the regional fisheries committees of Hauts-de-France, […] [...]

This week the coastal states with interests in the North-East Atlantic’s pelagic fisheries are meeting in London. The aim is supposed to be to reach agreement on the sustainable exploitation of mackerel, blue whiting and Atlanto-Scandian herring that migrate through both national and international waters. This year’s fisheries on these stocks are marked by agreement […] [...]

Killybegs company SeaQuest Systems had a successful time at this year’s DanFish exhibition, coming away with a list of orders for new vessels being built in Denmark. ‘We had already confirmed an order for the new Christina S that has been ordered from Karstensens, and we have five more orders for crane and pump packages […] [...]

Organisers of the Messe Bremen seafood fair due to be held 13th-15th February next year are reporting a strong interest in the first face-to-face industry event of its kind for two years. Every two years, Messe Bremen’s Fish International event reflects current hot topics in the international fish industry. Right now, the focus is on […] [...]

Working through a series of online negotiation meetings, Norway and Russia have reached a fisheries agreement for 2022. This is Norway’s most important bilateral fisheries agreement. ‘The agreement entered into with Russia gives both the Norwegian and the Russian fishing industry a strong basis for sustainable and profitable fisheries in 2022,’ said Minister of Fisheries […] [...]

The latest vessel to join the aquaculture industry is the 73.40 metre LOA by 16.45 metre beam Bakkanes, which has been commissioned to operate for Faroese fish farming group Bakkafrost, operating mainly on sites in Scotland. The former oil industry supply vessel Viking Athene has been converted at the Mest Shipyard in Skála and renamed […] [...]