Focus on Fishing and Aquaculture

Focus on Fishing and Aquaculture

Photo: Karstensens Skibsværft

This week’s focus on the global fishing and aquaculture industries is unique in that the lineup of reviewed vessels come exclusively from the fish farm support segment. Four of the vessels are newly delivered wellboats operating in Norway, China, and Chile while the fifth is a landing craft for salmon harvesting operations in the UK.

Trawling • Longlining • Seining • Potting • Aquaculture • Mariculture

We are once again treated to another excerpt from the memoirs of fisheries biologist and Baird Maritime contributor Bob Iversen. With a career spanning over 40 years, Bob possesses a wealth of knowledge and a mastery of detail that is sure to capture the attention of anyone wishing to learn more about the history of Pacific Ocean fisheries from the late 1950s onwards.

Readers are assured that the fishing and aquaculture sectors will continue to be covered regularly and comprehensively on Baird Maritime.

Vessel Reviews:

Features and Opinion:

REMINISCENCES | Dealing with rogue Japanese trawlers

– “Under US fisheries law, ‘planning to fish’ is equivalent to fishing.”

– by Bob Iversen, retired Hawaii fishery biologist

News and Gear:

Recent Important Features:

OPINION | State of emergency for Atlantic whales

– “Formerly conservative-minded entities have blindly accepted millions in hush money to go along with the green mafia’s attempt to destroy the United States’ energy independence.”

– by Jim Lovgren, retired commercial fisherman

OPINION | Aquaculture is a global necessity

– “Salmon farming is subjected to excessive scrutiny and criticism despite its outstanding social and economic benefits.”

– by Ken Sumanik

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 14), 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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