Focus on Fishing and Aquaculture
This month’s focus on fishing and aquaculture is noteworthy for the fact that half of the newbuild vessels that are reviewed are Norwegian-owned. Aside from the usual trawlers and seiners are wellboats and service vessels fitted with hybrid propulsion systems to reduce their environmental impact during operation in some of the country’s more sensitive coastal and offshore areas.
Trawling • Longlining • Seining • Potting • Aquaculture • Mariculture
Other countries are also represented this week. We will review new crab boats for Greenland and Russian waters, a prawn catcher built for the challenging conditions of the North Sea off Scotland, and versatile catamaran workboats now in service in New Zealand’s coastal areas.
Indeed, the fishing and aquaculture sectors are never short on innovation, as evidenced by the vessels and related technology regularly featured on Baird Maritime.
- Inaluk – Compact crab boat for Greenland waters
- Sille Marie – Pelagic trawler to operate out of Southern Norway
- Gåsø Odin – Large hybrid wellboat with advanced fish treatment and transport systems
- Selvåg Senior – Hybrid seiner/trawler handed over to Norway’s Sørheim Holding
- Kapitan Aleksandrov – New crab boat to operate in Russia’s Far East
- San Little Glory & Ika Ma – Australian-designed fish farm workboats for New Zealand operators
- Tuugaalik – Royal Greenland welcomes 82-metre trawler to fleet
- Multi Arctic – Norway’s FSV acquires hybrid electric fish farm workboat
- Vaigach – First in new series of Russian Barents Sea crab boats
- Zenith – Scottish North Sea fisher takes delivery of prawn twin-rigger
- Skulebas – Fishing training vessel delivered to Norwegian owner
News and Gear:
- Crew rescued after Taiwanese fishing vessel sinks in Indian Ocean
- Scottish government funding to support protection and restoration of wild salmon
- EU fishing industry calls for highest priority to be given to all-party mackerel sharing arrangement
- New fish farm powered by renewable energy opens in Chile
- Swedish-Norwegian partnership to expand aquaculture service portfolio
- 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
Recent Important Features:
– “The dimensions and geometry are designed the way the salmon likes best and with the right pressure in terms of depth.”
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 September 15), 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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