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‘The last few trips have been like an adventure. There’s been a change on the Westfjords grounds in that, compared to previous summers, there’s a lot of large, good-quality fish on shallow grounds and there appears to be plenty of feed. First the fish were feeding on sandeel and now it’s small herring,’ said skipper […] [...]

The Russian Crab Company reports that in the first half of this year, it has caught 57% of this year quotas with landings of 7400 tonnes by its fleet between January and June. Almost all quotas have been accounted for in the Western Bering Sea and Karaginskaya subzones, where the company’s fleet targets blue king […] [...]

Negotiations between the European Union and the Islamic Republic of Mauritania towards renewing the bilateral agreement on sustainable fisheries have been concluded. This replaces the 2008 agreement, strengthening the political partnership between the EU and Mauritania that has a background of several decades of fisheries co-operation. The new agreement comes after a long negotiation, which […] [...]

Production has come to an end for the summer at the Samherji fish processing plant in the port of Dalvík in the north of Iceland, ending an eventful year of activity since the factory started up in August last year. ‘Over the last year we have had to cope with Covid and all the restrictions […] [...]

One of the series of new trawlers under construction for the Russian Fishery Company hit the water with Russian President Vladimir Putin watching at the Admiralty yard in St Petersburg. The 108 metre Mekanik Sizov is the third in the series of ten such vessels being built for RFC at the yard under the investment […] [...]

The Irish flag has been raised on the new Antarctic at the Karstensens Skibsværft yard in Skagen, with several generations of the McHugh family present for the occasion. The youngest family members, Eamon Óg and Gerard Jr, were in charge of the flag ceremony, supervised by owners and grandparents Teresa and Eamon McHugh.​ Teresa and Eamon […] [...]

Changes are taking place to both demersal and pelagic fishing capacity within fishing companies that are part of Icelandic fishing and processing group Síldarvinnslan. Subsidiary company Bergur ehf, based in the Westman Islands, has contracted to sell 35.38 metre, 1300hp trawler Bergur VE-44 to Grindavík fishing company Vísir. Bergur was built at Karstensen in Denmark […] [...]

Minister of Fisheries Kristján Thór Júlíusson has signed off a regulation to increase the quota allocation to the coastal fishery. The coastal fishery is limited to smaller fishing vessels during the summer months, working solely with hooked gears. Without the addition to the 11,100 tonne quota allocated to the coastal fleet at the beginning of […] [...]

Russian fishing company Norebo has placed orders with the Severnaya (Northern) Shipyard in St Petersburg for a series of four longliners to operate in Far Eastern waters. The 63 metre by 14 metre beam longliners are designed by Nautic Rus and the distinctive inverted Enduro Bow is a feature of their layout. Providing fuller use […] [...]

Italian and US consumers can now find tuna on their supermarket shelves carrying the AENOR Tuna from Responsible Fishing (or APR Standard) label promoted by Spanish tuna operators’ body OPAGAC, now that the Bolton Food, Salica and Atunlo canning companies have certified their production lines and started marketing APR products in these two countries. Products […] [...]