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Every year staff from fishing gear manufacturer Hampiðjan and their families join in a beach clean-up session, and this year’s effort highlighted some of the changes in the way fishing gears are discarded or lost. The Hampiðjan team and volunteers from Seeds, along with Tómas Knútsson and his Blue Army this year chose the remote […] [...]

Siglufjörður fishing company Rammi has placed an order for a new fresher trawler to be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2023. The 48 metre LOA, 14 metre beam trawler has been designed by Nautic and features the distinctive inverted EnduroBow arrangement that has already been a success for a number of trawlers that have […] [...]

A major fire at the Langeland Laks facility of land-based salmon farming operation Atlantic Sapphire is a further blow to the company, in addition to difficulties earlier this year when its share value tumbled 60%. The news of the fire at the facility in Hvide Sande on the Danish west coast, in which virtually the […] [...]

The publication of the Blue Food Assessment (BFA), stating that the demand for blue foods is set to double over the next thirty years, sends a strong and powerful message to policy makers that they must act now, if future generations are to benefit from what has been termed the blue food revolution. The report […] [...]

Successful trials of a new GPS tracking system has seen drifting ghost nets retrieved from the Torres Strait under the Australian Government’s $14.8 million Ghost Nets Initiative, as CSIRO research uncovers more about the ways lost and discarded fishing gear circulates in Northern Australian waters. Minister for the Environment Sussan Ley said the trial of […] [...]

The board of the Shetland Shellfish Management Organisation (SSMO), which is legally obliged to manage Shetland’s commercial inshore shellfish fisheries in a sustainable way, has condemned a “tiny minority” of individuals for trying to undermine its activities. Directors of the Shetland Shellfish Management Organisation (SSMO), which was established by the Shetland Islands Regulated Fishery (Scotland) […] [...]

The new seine netter/trawler Stødig being built at Karstensens Skibsværft for Norwegian fishing company Asbjørn Selsbane AS is to be fitted with a versatile factory deck for handling whitefish, shrimp, calanus and crab. The deal was signed with PE Bjørdal which will supply the design factory design, the Bjørdal Automation System, factory equipment and installation […] [...]

Nearly two-thirds of Europeans have fish on their menu several times per month, according to the latest Eurobarometer on EU consumer habits regarding fishery and aquaculture products. The pandemic does not seem to have affected significantly the consumption of seafood within the EU, although a slight decrease (down 6 percentage points) since 2018 noticeable, especially […] [...]

Norwegian longliner Geir came out top in the lottery to take part in an experimental cod fishery in Jan Mayen. The Directorate of Fisheries selected Geir and Veidar from six longliners that applied to participate in the Jan Mayen fishery this year. If either of these two drop out, those places will go to other […] [...]

A recreational fisherman in Western Australia is more than $12,000 poorer after being arrested for catching close to double the daily bag limit of baldchin groper. The man’s downfall was to brag on Facebook last summer about his day’s fishing, leading Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) compliance officers to use their extensive […] [...]