Total transformation: Old trawler converted into the world's largest auto-liner

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The dilapidated Norwegian shellfish trawler "Kovda" has been reborn as the world's largest auto-liner. It's now called "Ocean Azul" and is now ready to usher in a whole new chapter.
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Merging three types of fishing: Is this the vessel of the future?

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New fishing vessel Cape Arkona

In August 2020, Austral Fisheries greeted the arrival of its newest vessel, Cape Arkona, which entered the harbor in Fremantle in Western Australia after 44 days at sea transitting from the shipyard at Måløy, Norway. Read More…

Expert advice: Fewer pelagic fish must be fished in 2021

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ICES has now published its guidance for pelagic fishing in the North Atlantic in 2021. And there is not much good news for either Faroese fishermen or their likes in other coastal nations. Read More…

Herring fisheries risk loosing MSC-certificate

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Four MSC-certified Atlanto-Scandian herring fisheries operating in the Northeast Atlantic are at a high risk of losing their MSC certificates on 30 December 2020, due to lack of an international agreement on managing catch levels between different nations. Read More…

Fishing right now: Continued poor fishing for Faroese trawlers

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For the second week in a row, the trawlers on the Faroese shelf are experiencing poor fishing. Read More…

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NORWAY: 100 tonnes of fishing gear removed from the seabed

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In August and September, the Norwegian Directorate of Fisheries cleared the seabed between Ålesund and Svalbard. They have removed about 100 tonnes of lost and abandoned fishing gear. Clean-up is essential to reduce marine litter and ghost fishing. It writes the Directorate of Fisheries on their website. Read More…

Trawlers master class: Pair trawling

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Pair trawling has been popular on the Faroe Islands for decades - and for good reasons. Read More…

Iceland: New pelagic vessel ready in three months

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In about three months, Samherji in Akureyri, Iceland, will take over a brand new, pelagic vessel. Read More…

Current landings: Lots of fish are being landed in the Faroe Islands right now

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Pelagic vessel "Høgaberg" has been busy fishing herring In Faroese waters

The past week has been very busy in the Faroe Islands - with lots of landings of both demarsal and pelagic fish. Read More…

This week's vessel: "Klakkur" - The Faroe Islands' most modern long liner

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A large crowd had gathered on the quay in Klaksvík, Faroe Islands one day in early January 2020 to welcome the city's new pride: The new long liner "Klakkur". Read More…

Farewell to a faithful workhorse: The Faroe Islands' old fishing survey ship resigns

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For many in the Faroe Islands, it is with mixed feelings that they will soon say goodbye to the islands' old fishing research vessel "Magnus Heinason". A ship so loved and well known that it has been depicted on one of the Faroe Islands' stamps. Read More…

Fishing right now: Sluggish demarsal fishing in Faroese waters

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The current demarsal fishery close to the Faroe Islands is currently a bit sluggish according Faroe Fish Market on their website. Read More…

Unfortunate: Longline cutter had to be towed back to the Faroe Islands

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Photo: Eliesar Jakobsen / Vørn

The Faroese longline cutter "Eivind" had to stop fishing on Saturday due to machine damage off Iceland. Moreover, it was impossible for the cutter to sail ashore on its own power. Read More…

GREENLAND: Gold-edged fishing group goes from a three-digit million profit to a loss

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Royal Greenland, - the world's largest supplier of cold water shrimp and halibut - is suffering badly in the COVID-19 crisis. The latest half-yearly accounts are the worst for the group in five years, writes Børsen. Read More…

Controversy surrounds recent visitor to Faroe Islands: Is "Margiris" a "trawling Death Star"?

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"Sink the fucking thing". "Ban her!". "Blow her up". These are some of the Facebook-reactions on the news brought by FaroeFishing about the second largest trawler on the planet - Lithuanian registered pelagic vessel "Margiris" - that recently visited Faroe Islands in order to get new trawling equipment. Read More…

Current landings: The Faroese pelagic fleet is busy fishing for herring off Iceland

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Faroese pelagic vessel "Tróndur í Gøtu"

After a long period of unsuccessful fishing for mackerel, a large part of the Faroese pelagic fleet is in full swing fishing for herring off Iceland. And the fishing is reasonably good, the first reports say. Read More…