Focus on Fishing and Aquaculture
Fish farming vessels dominate this week’s featured vessels for review. Two of the vessels are aquaculture support workboats for operators in Scotland while one is a large-capacity fish breeding vessel that a Chinese conglomerate will deploy in offshore waters close to home and even in other parts of the world. Also featured is a shrimp trawler that a Spanish owner will operate in Argentine waters.
Trawling • Longlining • Seining • Potting • Aquaculture • Mariculture
Lastly, Baird Maritime will once again feature an excerpt from Swimming with Fishes, the published detailed memoirs of noted fishery biologist Dr Bob Iversen. As with the other chapters of his excellent book, Dr Iversen shares his personal experiences and insights on the broader world of marine life and related sciences.
Remember to visit Baird Maritime regularly to get the latest on the global fishing and aquaculture industries.
- Tiffany II – Fish farm workboat for Scotland’s Western Isles
- Geraldine Mary – Hybrid vessel for Scottish aquaculture support company
- Aton – Spanish owner’s newest shrimper to operate in Argentina
- Lu Ji Yu Yang 60616 – China’s new self-propelled large fish farm
Features and Opinion:
– “The researchers set up an experiment that simulated a scenario where fish larvae swam or drifted past an undersea cable.”
– “I knew from studying shark behaviour that sharks in a feeding mood can be very dangerous.”
– by Bob Iversen, retired Hawaii fishery biologist and former US Navy officer
News and Gear:
- GEAR | Norway’s BlueWild orders fish factory equipment for new freezer trawler
- UK accident investigators release report on creel boat capsizing incident off Scotland
- Shetland fishermen ban landing of berried lobsters
- EU-Mauritius fisheries protocol extended for six months
- GEAR | Nergard Havfiske’s newest trawler to be fitted with TMC compressors
- EU fishing sector denounces lack of transparency and expertise in developing taxonomy standards
- Fatal fishing boat capsizing likely caused by hatches not being watertight, NTSB report reveals
- Cooke Aquaculture Scotland secures approval for new offshore salmon farm in Orkneys
- Nova Scotia lobster fishery to receive CA$400,000 in government funding
- UK Marine Management Organisation criticises Greenpeace’s disruptions of fishing activities
- One dead after falling overboard from fishing vessel off Walvis Bay, Namibia
Recent Important Features:
– “The only sensible and achievable chance for people and wildlife to co-exist is to devolve the authority and jurisdiction over such renewable natural resources such as wildlife back to the lowest (hence the most responsive and accountable) possible governmental level.”
– by Jim Beers, IWMC Vice-President for the USA
– “How long will nature be willing to spare us this latitude and what happens to our fisheries when the generosity dies out?”
– by Eugene Lapointe, president of the IWMC World Conservation Trust and a former secretary-general of CITES
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 September 23), so we can add it to this current edition of Fishing and Aquaculture Week!
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- Gear – Latest innovations and technology in the fishing/aquaculture sectors
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- Other – Any other relevant news
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