Sanford invests in freezer trawler

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New Zealand fishing company, Sanford, is investing in a freezer trawler as part of its increasing focus on adding more value to its quota portfolio.

The F/V Granit is a 67m vessel currently operating in Norway. The company says that it has superior capability and capacity, as well as processing flexibility, and is eminently well suited to New Zealand conditions and for Southern Ocean operations.

Sanford’s chief executive officer Volker Kuntzsch said, “The processing flexibility of the F/V Granit will ensure greater productivity through fully utilising the catch in line with specific customer demand. The vessel will enable us to diversify our product portfolio and make excellent use of revolutionary and innovative technology such as the Precision Seafood Harvesting project developed in New Zealand. This significant investment signals our continued commitment to the New Zealand seafood industry and its ongoing success.

The Granit is expected to arrive in New Zealand in the third quarter of 2016.

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