This month’s focus on the global fishing and aquaculture industries once again covers a broad geographical scope. New vessels are now operational in regions that include Western Europe, North and South America, and the Far East.
Trawling • Longlining • Seining • Potting • Aquaculture • Mariculture
Of particular interest are two newly built non-self-propelled platforms in China. Both vessels were developed to prove the concept of offshore fish farming, and to prove that such platforms can also serve adequately in other sectors such as marine research and tourism.
Readers are assured that the ever-important fishing and aquaculture industries continue to be covered regularly in the news stories, vessel reviews, and other feature articles on Baird Maritime.
- Réalt na Farraige – Scottish-built aquaculture support catamaran delivered to Mowi Ireland
- Pusheng Haiyang Muchang 1 – Aquaculture tourism platform deployed in Chinese offshore waters
- Genghai No 1 – AI-equipped marine ranch for Shandong Ocean Harvest Group
- Carlos Luis – New shrimper built for Argentina’s Patagonian waters
- Ugjit Mijua’ji’jg – Crabber/trawler delivered to Quebec’s Listuguj Mi’gmaq First Nation
- Orca Yka – Chile’s Naviera Orca opts for Norwegian-built live salmon transporter
Features and Opinion:
– “When our small animal diving excursion was over, the instructor turned to me and said ‘That was a pretty dumb thing to do.'”
– by Bob Iversen, retired Hawaii fishery biologist and former US Navy officer
News and Gear:
- Additional funding secured for British Columbia Pacific salmon program
- GEAR | Frøy selects ABB’s power system for new hybrid live fish carrier
- Over US$8 million earmarked for fish habitat restoration in four US states
- New NOAA study shows modifying fishing gear reduces shark bycatch in Pacific waters
- Two dead, several others missing after fishing boats capsize off Bangladesh
- UK launches new five-year maritime security strategy
- Boxship, fishing vessel collide off Brest, France
- One killed after US Coast Guard cutter, fishing boat collide off Puerto Rico
- Okinawa science institute develops new squid aquaculture system
- Poor training, navigational deficiencies led to fatal fishing boat collision in Cabo Verde
Recent Important Features:
– “Vietnam’s 2017 Fisheries Law, however, has been criticised for its weak deterrence, with penalties for IUU fishing much lower than those of neighbouring countries.”
– by Thu Nguyen Hoang Anh, graduate student at the European University Institute
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 August 26), 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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