Latest Fishing news

The NFFO has written to the leaders of political leaders, pressing them to condemn Greenpeace’s most recent publicity stunt in unequivocal terms. Letters have been sent to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Labour party leader Keir Starmer, Liberal Party leader, Ed Davey, secretary of state for the environment George Eustice, fisheries minister Victoria Prentis, and to […] [...]

Norwegian pelagic vessel Hardhaus has been sold to Icelandic fishing company Ísfélagið, ahead of the delivery of the new Hardhaus from the Cemre yard in Turkey. The 68.80 metre Hardhaus was built in 2003 at Fitjar Mek. Verksted. It has a 6120hp Wärtsilä main engine and a 2000 cubic metre capacity in twelve RSW tanks. […] [...]

‘Everyone’s looking for saithe and it’s not easy to find. On the other hand, there’s plenty of every other species, such as golden redfish, cod and haddock, but hardly any saithe to be seen. This has happened before and saithe can be an incredibly elusive species,’ said Jón Frímann Eiríksson, skipper of Brim’s fresher trawler […] [...]

Unlike their previous vessel, the multi-purpose Sulebas which was built seven years ago, Linne and Magnar Lending have opted this time for a dedicated seine netter with the new Sulehav. While Sulebas has capacity for purse seine, fly-shooting and gill net fisheries, with the Sulehav that has been delivered by Thyborøn Skibs & Motor (3XJ) […] [...]

The Isle of Man’s government has responded to reports that it had concluded its own deal with the European Union on access for EU vessels to its waters and market access for its own production, denying that it has entered into any separate negotiation with the European Union in relation to fisheries. ‘The arrangements which […] [...]

In an open letter to fisheries minister Victoria Prentis and her colleagues at DEFRA, South-West FP chief executive Jim Portus has questioned the value of a dialogue with the UK authorities, since they appear to be complicit in failing to act when presented with clear lawbreaking. ‘The Captain of the Greenpeace vessel Esperanza, dumped large […] [...]

A group of UK fishing industry bodies and businesses have written to the Treasury to point out the shortcomings of current tax legislation that result in disincentives to investment in building new, safer, more environmentally friendly fishing vessels. In a letter to Chancellor Rishi Sunak, the Western and South-Western POs, the Scottish Whitefish Producers Association, […] [...]

Nueva Pescanova Group has taken delivery of the new 32 metre Ponta Macalonga, the latest newbuild in the company’s extensive fleet renewal programme taking place in both Mozambique and Namibia. Ponta Macalonga is a freezer beam trawler for shrimp fishing for Nueva Pescanova subsidiary Pescamar in Mozambique. It has been built to incorporate the latest […] [...]

Marco is supplying a new MarVac PC-180 fish pump to Newport Fishing Corporation, part of Frabelle Group, and one of the most important shipowners in Philippines. The new fish pump will be used for fast and safe fish unloading from company’s sardine vessels. The MarVac PC-180 fish pump, with a pumping flow up to 180 […] [...]

Global union federations the IUF and the ITF have welcomed the adoption of the Declaration for Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture at the 34th Session of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations’ (FAO) Committee on Fisheries (COFI), which concluded earlier this month. In particular, the unions welcome the commitment from states to ‘Promote […] [...]