Focus on Fishing and Aquaculture

Focus on Fishing and Aquaculture


We again set our sights on the global fishing and aquaculture industries by reviewing a lineup of newly built and delivered vessels. The majority of vessels are from Norway and include trawlers, fish transporters, and farm support workboats, though we will also cover a feed barge in New Zealand, a net cleaning landing craft that will operate in Western Scotland, and a trawler for Southwestern France.

Trawling • Longlining • Seining • Potting • Aquaculture • Mariculture

We will also feature an interesting innovative project wherein a Norwegian technology company is developing a new type of closed containment system for fish farming. Among its offered benefits are a minimised risk of contamination, greater monitoring and control, more efficient breeding, and a reduced environmental impact.

As always, readers are invited to visit Baird Maritime for the latest news, vessel reviews, and features covering the fishing and aquaculture industries.

Vessel Reviews:

Features and Opinion:

FEATURE | New closed fish farm design promises lower risks of escape and contamination

– “The dimensions and geometry are designed the way the salmon likes best and with the right pressure in terms of depth.”

News and Gear:

Recent Important Features:

OPINION | Something fishy about China’s anger over the Quad’s open ocean plans

– “China’s approach here may be more like the February 2023 spy balloon incident over the United States: we made a small mistake, but the problem is solved now, so don’t ‘overreact’.”

– by Denny Roy, Senior Fellow at the East-West Center in Honolulu

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 18), 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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