Focus on Fishing and Aquaculture

Focus on Fishing and Aquaculture


Baird Maritime once again trains the spotlight on the global fishing industry by reviewing newbuild vessels entering service in Europe and the Far East. As readers will see this week, offshore aquaculture platforms are steadily becoming more widespread in China while Russia’s crab fishing fleet is undergoing modernisation through the introduction of some of the first crab boats to be built in the country’s Far East since the 1990s.

Trawling • Longlining • Seining • Potting • Aquaculture • Mariculture

Feature articles cover new concepts in aquaculture, including developments that intend to make operations possible in conjunction with the offshore renewables industry. Among other things, this enables two very distinct sectors of the global maritime industry to maximise use of available resources.

We invite readers to visit our pages regularly to be kept up-to-date on the highly important fishing and aquaculture sectors.

Vessel Reviews:

Features and Opinion:

FEATURE | New mobile salmon processing platform under development in US

– “It is a one-of-a-kind vertically integrated vessel that will operate in Alaska’s Bristol Bay during the commercial fishing season.”

FEATURE | Semi-submersible mussel farm concept for offshore waters

– “The project team decided upon the deployment of examples of the farm in and around offshore wind sites as a viable means of ensuring continued production of mussels in the face of declining numbers in traditional sheltered areas.”

FEATURE | Sea urchin harvesting project underway in Mediterranean

– “As one of the organisms defining the ecological system in the region, the purple sea urchin has long been used as an animal model in developmental biology and as an indicator in the assessment of environmental quality.”

FEATURE | Estonian project to utilise autonomous craft for fish stock surveys

– “The project promoters have assessed that the sonar sampling could be conducted entirely on smaller vessels, since the sonar itself is quite small.”

News and Gear:

Recent Important Features:

OPINION | Sustainable catch: better Indonesia-Australia cooperation on fishing

– “The surveillance and law enforcement working group is arguably the most important aspect of the agreement.”

– by Aristyo Rizka Darmawan, lecturer and senior researcher at the Center for Sustainable Ocean Policy at the Faculty of Law, University of Indonesia

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 December 16), 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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