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.
- Multi Electric – First in new series of electric aquaculture workboats
- Aventurine – Locally-built trawler/crabber for French fishing company
- Gollenes – Versatile herring and mackerel trawler for Western Norwegian owner
- Fonnalaks – New stun and bleed boat for Norway’s Samlaks
- Stødig – Norwegian-owned newbuild to take on trawling, seining, and crabbing
- Kai Hamana – Feed barge handed over to New Zealand King Salmon
- Turas a ‘Bhradain – Landing craft to support Bakkafrost Scotland’s salmon farming activities
Features and Opinion:
– “The dimensions and geometry are designed the way the salmon likes best and with the right pressure in terms of depth.”
News and Gear:
- BOOK REVIEW | U.S. Pacific Islanders and the Sea: A History of the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council (1976 – 2020)
- Ten years’ monitoring data confirms precautionary krill fishery in Antarctica
- Fishing Vessel News Roundup | August 15 – Argentinian scalloper, Chinese aquaculture tourism platforms and more
- Inadequate lookout led to deadly 2022 collision involving US Coast Guard cutter off Puerto Rico
- Fishing Vessel News Roundup | August 1 – Chinese tuna boats, new Russian trawler design and more
- Land reclamation slated for Scotland’s Lerwick Port
- New scientific database to cover Black Sea fisheries
- Failure of doubler-plated hull likely cause of sinking of fishing vessel off Massachusetts in 2022
Recent Important Features:
– “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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