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The Flowline system developed by Norwegian company Cflow is expected to have a significant impact on transport of live fish. Flowline is a result of close co-operation with Astorplast AS in Fosnavåg. The goal was to find solutions for bettering transport of live fish by creating a safer and more gentle way of handling the […] [...]

Fire took hold in the fishroom of freezer trawler Baffin Bay while alongside in Vigo early yesterday morning and by evening the extent of the damage made it clear that the trawler is beyond saving. The fire is believed to be connected to welding work being done on board. Despite the presence of three harbour […] [...]

Icelandic fishing vessel operators’ federation SFS is offering to fund capelin survey work between now and the end of the year to the tune of ISK65,000,000 (€418,000) to establish the state of the capelin stock ahead of the coming winter season. Capelin surveys have been fraught in the past, taking place at the most difficult […] [...]

The lack of effective international quota sharing agreements is cited as the reason for the Marine Stewardship Council’s decision to suspend MSC certification for blue whiting and Atlanto-Scandian herring fisheries from 30th December. A year ago, certification for NE Atlantic mackerel was suspended with the same justifiction. This latest suspension affects eight certificates covering EU, […] [...]

Fishing for blue whiting in Faroese waters hasn’t been big hauls and short trips for the Icelandic pelagic fleet in recent weeks. In the last few days Síldarvinnslan’s plant has taken delivery of landings from Bjarni Ólafsson, Beitir and Börkur, while both of Brim’s pelagic vessels, Venus and Víkingur have been landing to the company’s […] [...]

A new seiner for Norwegian company Havbør AS has been launched at the Özata Shipyard in Turkey. Built to a design by NSK Ship Design, Vikanøy is optimised for low fuel consumption and high operating efficiency, as well as for a versatile operating pattern that takes in purse seining for herring and mackerel, and seine […] [...]

Fishing company Síldarvinnslan has made a donation of equipment to local technical college Verkmenntaskóli Austurlands to support training in refrigeration technology. The package of includes equipment to identify leaks, a scale for refrigerants, a vacuum pump, an extraction pump and measuring equipment. According to lecturers Hafliði Hinriksson and Arnar Guðmundsson, Síldarvinnslan’s donation will be put […] [...]

Following the transition of the UK’s Fisheries Bill in to law as the 2020 Fisheries Act, Scotland’s Fisheries Secretary Fergus Ewing has warned that nothing in this legislation can compensate for the loss of seafood markets in the EU and the ensuing wider damage that it will cause to coastal communities. ‘While this Act will […] [...]

Since the 1960s, a series of dramatic environmental changes have occurred in the Black Sea, putting at risk the survival of living marine resources. Black Sea countries have united to tackle this grave situation and achieve sustainable fisheries in the region. On World Fisheries Day last week, FAO’s General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) […] [...]

A fishing company in the Russian far east is the first in the Madagan region to order a highly modern factory vessel, placing the order with Tersan yard, and with the substantially ice reinforced vessel to be designed by Skipsteknisk. The new pelagic trawler for the Pacific Fishery Company CO, LTD (Tikhrybcom CO, LTD) is […] [...]