Welcome to Fishing and Aquaculture Week!

FISHING/AQUACULTURE WEEK

It’s everything commercial fishing and aquaculture this week and next at BairdMaritime.com as we visit all four corners of the globe to bring you the latest news, vessel reviews, features and opinion pieces covering all aspects of the global fishing and aquaculture industries.

Trawling • Longlining • Seining • Potting • Aquaculture • Mariculture

Remember to come back every day to see the latest news, opinion and vessel reviews!


Introductions:

The world fishing boat market revives slowly

– The fishing boat market is thriving and vessel quality fast improving

– by Neil Baird, co-Founder, Baird Maritime

Aquaculture service vessels get bigger and better

– “Fish farming is moving further offshore and the vessels required to service those fish farms have become bigger, more powerful and more versatile”

– by Neil Baird, co-Founder, Baird Maritime


Vessel Reviews:


Features and Opinion:

Who will catch the fish?

– “I often find myself joining the cause of fishermen around the world lamenting the lack of consultation by government scientists and bureaucrats with legitimate fishermen.”

– by Alan Haig-Brown, marine writer and photographer

The “best” material for fishing boats

– “I have spent some time on boats of all three materials and believe that each has its advantages”

– by Alan Haig-Brown, marine writer and photographer

Offshore tax havens are still open to all kinds of fishy business

– “The Samherji case shows how badly we need banks to up their anti-money laundering game”


News and Gear:


Recent Important Features:

Innovation around regulation of fishing gear

– “Regulation of fishing gear is not an effective way to regulate a seine fishery”

– by Alan Haig-Brown, marine writer and photographer

A practical fishing boat for developing nations

– “One of the aims of a fleet renewal program should be to provide quality employment to locals”

– by Alan Haig-Brown, marine writer and photographer

Fish auctions: an ancient solution for modern times

– “In countries that mandate an auction system, from India to Portugal, the system provides fishermen with a transparency that is rapidly disappearing from many nations”

– by Alan Haig-Brown, marine writer and photographer


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 editor@baird.com.au ASAP (between now and December 5), 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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Alex Baird

Alex Baird is the Managing Director of Baird Maritime