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Italian fishing industry body Federpesca has condemned the actions of a Libyan Coastguard patrol that fired on Italian fishing vessels this week, with one Italian crewman injured. Italian naval vessels attended the scene to keep the Libyan and Italian vessels apart in an area that has seen increasing clashes taking place in recent years. Last […] [...]

Brim’s factory trawler Höfrungur III AK-250 has docked after a 27 day trip across grounds south and west of Iceland, and skipper Haraldur Árnason and his crew found themselves on the run from haddock for most of the trip as quotas to cover any haddock by-catch are tight. ‘We’ve done well. We had a green […] [...]

The fishery for nephrops (langoustine) off the south of Iceland is a shadow of what it once was, but this year’s modest fishery has got off to a good start. ‘The season has started better than we had dared to hope and it’s encouraging to see there are some small langoustine in the catch. The […] [...]

A bizarre tit-for-tat exchange has escalated in recent days over fishing access to waters around Jersey, culminating in a couple of British patrol vessels being stationed off St Helier. Initially, France’s Minister for the Sea Annick Girardin commented that she was appalled that Jersey had issued 41 licences to French vessels to operate in Jersey’s […] [...]

Following Baader’s acquisition of a majority stake in Skaginn 3X, the company’s service division has been significantly strengthened. Svanur Thór Sigurðsson has been appointed as Skaginn 3X’s new service manager and Róbert Sigfússon, who has been in charge of the service department for a long time, will take over as service specialist for the Icelandic […] [...]

Planned changes to the MSC certification of North East Arctic haddock caught under the oversight of Norwegian industry body Norges Fiskarlag, came into effect on 26th of April, while its North East Arctic cod certification has been temporarily extended up to maximum six more months, the Marine Stewardship Council has confirmed. Previous MSC certifications included […] [...]

The Vigo-based Nueva Pescanova Group aims to consolidate its presence in Peru with the construction of a new 8000 square metre factory, which will begin operating by the end of 2021. A €7 million investment, the new production plant will mainly process cephalopods such as shortfin squid, fish such as mahi and processed fish such […] [...]

The announcement of the new 800 tonne shiplift for the port of Lorient has been welcomed by Patrice Le Fel, president of the Interprofession du Port de Lorient (IPL), the umbrella organisation that brings together around sixty shipbuilding and repair companies in and around the port area. This is seen as greta news for all […] [...]

As Michel Dagorn, who has managed Saint Malo fishing gear company Morgère for the last decade is set to retire last this year, the company is set for some big changes. As Michel steps down in the autumn, he will be succeeded by new managing director Pascal Reverseau, who brings both a technical and a […] [...]

The Russian Fishery Company’s (RFC) Russian Pollock processing plant built in the Primorsky Territory received the certificate of compliance with the MSC standards. The products of the plant can carry the MSC logo, indicating that fishing and processing processes are in full compliance with environmental standards and meet international quality standards. ‘The entire production chain […] [...]