Focus on Fishing and Aquaculture

Focus on Fishing and Aquaculture


This month’s focus on the fishing and aquaculture sector includes detailed reviews of trawlers, a line fishing vessel, a fish farm support vessel, and a crab boat that was built to perform the secondary function of oil spill response. These vessels are designed for operation in various waters, from the frigid environments of the Norwegian Arctic and Russia’s Far East to the more temperate regions off France and South America.

Trawling • Longlining • Seining • Potting • Aquaculture • Mariculture

We are also treated to another insightful excerpt from Swimming with Fishes, the memoirs of veteran fishery biologist and regular contributor Bob Iversen.

Continue to visit Baird Maritime for the latest developments in these two exciting sectors of the global maritime industry.

Vessel Reviews:

Features and Opinion:

REMINISCENCES | How do sperm whales locate giant squid?

– “This episode is different than all other episodes in this memoir because it is a short version of a formal scientific paper that I submitted to two scholarly journals in 2011.”

– by Bob Iversen, retired Hawaii fishery biologist and former US Navy officer

OPINION | Iceland’s only whaling company to resume operations

– “The owner knows that his country’s political leaders, whatever their rhetoric, will not wish to be seen to be the tools of foreign NGOs whose main intention is to use the island as a base for ever more aggressive fundraising.”

– by Eugene Lapointe, president of the IWMC World Conservation Trust and a former secretary-general of CITES.

News and Gear:

Recent Important Features:

REMINISCENCES | The white dot (another shark story)

– “The whole encounter did not last more than 10 seconds and at the end of this short bit of time, judging from its behavior, I think I scared the shark.”

– by Bob Iversen, retired Hawaii fishery biologist and former US Navy officer

Remember to come back every day to see the latest news, opinion and vessel reviews!

Call for content!

Any news or views about the global commercial fishing and aquaculture industries? Send it through to [email protected] ASAP (between now and July 22), so we can add it to this current edition of Fishing and Aquaculture Week!

We are after:

  • Vessels – Orders, new deliveries, under construction
  • Gear – Latest innovations and technology in the fishing/aquaculture sectors
  • Interviews – Owners, operators, processors, co-ops, distributors etc.
  • Reminiscences – Do you have any exciting, amusing or downright dangerous anecdotes from your time in the fishing world? (example here)
  • Other – Any other relevant news

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