Focus on Fishing and Aquaculture
We take another closer look at the global fishing and aquaculture industry, particularly on the many types of vessels therein. Our reviewed vessels for this week will include a fish farm workboat and a seiner/trawler for Norwegian customers and a new type of harvesting facility built for China’s offshore waters.
Trawling • Longlining • Seining • Potting • Aquaculture • Mariculture
Also featured are three new fishing vessels for operators based in Russia. These are designed for catching various species from herring and pollock to crabs and shrimp along the country’s northern and eastern regions.
The fishing and aquaculture industry continues to demonstrate innovation to help ensure food security, and readers are assured that key examples of this innovation will comprise some of the regular features on Baird Maritime.
- VOLT Harvest III – Norwegian aquaculture support company adds new workboat to fleet
- Mekhanik Maslak – Pollock and herring trawler for Far East Russian waters
- Omolon – Ice-capable crabber/shrimper delivered to Russia’s Mag-Sea
- Qiandong 2 – Offshore fish farm to be deployed off southeastern China
- Gandvik-1 – First in new series of Norwegian-designed freezer longliners for Russian owner
- Vea – Large Turkish-built seiner/trawler for Norwegian waters
News and Gear:
- Bodies of two crew from missing Chinese fishing vessel found in Indian Ocean
- Fishing Vessel News Roundup | May 17 – Deliveries to Norway and New Zealand plus Russian longliner’s sea trials
- Australian authorities join search for missing Chinese fishers in Indian Ocean
- Indian Ocean Tuna Commission adopts new catch limits, reductions
- US reintroduces legislation to prevent illegal foreign seafood harvesting
Recent Important Features:
OPINION | The cost of crime and corruption on Pacific fisheries
– “Advancements in monitoring technology, law enforcement training, and testing capabilities on landed catches will all limit the opportunity for IUU fishing to go unnoticed.”
– by Dr Jade Lindley, criminologist based at The University of Western Australia Law School and Oceans Institute
FEATURE | UK-Irish partnership developing fish pen concept for use at offshore wind farm sites
– “The project demonstrates how novel flexible structures and inflatable beam elements can allow marine fish production at such offshore ocean locations.”
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 May 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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