Fishing Gear – Page 11

  • News

    WireCo acquires Lankhorst Euronete


    WireCo WorldGroup Inc, producer of wire rope, electromechanical cable and wire products, has completed the acquisition of Koninklijke (Royal) Lankhorst Euronete Group B.V.

  • Nofima scientists say that cod trawlers can increase catch value by more than NOK200m per year. © Nergård AS

    Better quality can increase incomes


    Cod trawlers can increase catch value by more than NOK200m per year if the price difference between autoline and trawled fish caught at sea fish is halved, and new technology onboard trawlers can contribute to achieving this.

  • Sustainable trawling has bottom line advantages

    Low-flying doors save fuel


    The low-flying 15 VFB trawl door from Thyborøn Trawldoor has been thoroughly tested for bottom trawling onboard the Nueve Joven Josefina of Minorca.

  • News

    New prawn trawls to reduce discards


    Scottish prawn fishermen have developed and introduced a number of innovative trawl designs that have cut unwanted fish bycatch by around 70% in sea-going trials.

  • Dr Ulrich Schwarz, creator of the D-San formula

    DIS Cloud provides a safer and cleaner production environment


    Following several years of great performance and results, DIS is presenting the DIS Cloud cleaning system and the D-SAN disinfection product to the Norwegian market.

  • The Thyborøn trawl door, with a distance sensor and a pitch, roll and height sensor underneath, while testing environmentally safer trawling methods in the North Sea

    Scientific research for sustainable trawl doors


    Low water fishing for sand eel in the North Sea has been put in the spotlight by Danish scientists in order to sedure the future of both the fish stock and the fishing industry.

  • A Canadian swordfish longline fishery has been awarded MSC certification, and a US North Atlantic fishery has been entered into assessment. Credit: Maria Honig, WWF Responsible Fisheries Programme/Marine Photobank

    Longline fisheries go for certification


    The North West Atlantic Canada swordfish pelagic longline fishery has been awarded Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification, and the US North Atlantic swordfish longline and buoy gear fishery has been entered into assessment.

  • Drawing of Novacavi’s new composite tow cable

    Novacavi’s new tow cable


    Novacavi has recently developed a bespoke composite tow cable, with a special heavy armour and breaking strength higher than 1000kN, to be used in sea fishing systems for flatfish.

  • ‘Sigurbjorg’ from Siglufjordur in Iceland sails to its fishing grounds

    Jupiter t4 doors on mackerel


    Iceland-based trawl door design and manufacturing company, Polar Fishing Gear, has reported good results with its Jupiter t4 model of pelagic doors, especially on high speed fishing for mackerel and herring.

  • TS-II Turbo

    Introducing TS-II Turbo


    Samson, developer and manufacturer of high-performance synthetic rope, has introduced its new trawl warp line, TS-II Turbo.

  • The Smart Tuna Hook

    A smart solution to be part of


    The most recent research shows that the seabird deaths as a result of longline fishing has been severely underestimated, says Hans Jusseit, managing director of Oceansmart, a company providing smarter, environmentally safe solutions for the global fishing industry and environment.

  • L-R: Lars Peter Jensen, Strandby Net and Hjalmar Petersen, Vónin

    Vónin takes foothold in Denmark


    Fishing gear company Vónin has taken over three-quarters of Strandby Net, in a deal expected to expand and consolidate the company’s international position.

  • The Vónin nets have received good feedback

    Success for Vónin nets in Iceland


    The capelin season in the Icelandic zone has reached its end and Icelandic, Faroese and Norwegian vessels have been fishing for the past two months.

  • Thyborøn Trawldoor sales manager Jan Bundgaard shakes hands with Hampidjan group manager Jon Gudmann in September on signing the letter of intent. Standing from left: Allan Pedersen from Thyborøn Trawldoor and Haraldur Árnson of the Hampidjan Group

    Poly Ice trawl doors now made in Denmark


    Since the takeover of Hampidjan’s trawl door division, Poly Ice, in Iceland in October last year, the production of Poly Ice trawl doors is well underway at Thyborøn Skibssmedie Ltd in Denmark.

  • The new seal excluder device, ready to be tested in the flume tank

    AFMA projects on track to reduce bycatch


    The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) has started a multi-year project to work with Commonwealth fishers to minimise the impact of fishing practices on protected and at-risk bycatch species.

  • Cyclone 33

    New vessel design from Cygnus


    Cygnus Workboats has designed a new multi-purpose under 10m that is ideal for potting, netting and jigging.

  • The Yamazaki weight

    Longline device wins 2011 Smart Gear Competition


    Japan’s Kazuhiro Yamazaki won the WWF 2011 International Smart Gear Competition with his Yamazaki Double-Weight Branchline.

  • The Yamazaki Double Weight Branchline sinks long line hooks beyond the range of seabirds such as albatrosses

    Smart Gear 2011 winners announced


    WWF has announced the grand prize winner and the two runners-up of the 2011 International Smart Gear competition.

  • These doors are giving excellent results onboard trawlers all over the world

    Morgère introduces new doors


    Morgère is introducing a new design of three foil trawl doors - the VO3 and PV3, which are bottom doors, and the SPF, a semi-pelagic door.

  • Jupiter. © Vónin

    New Vónin pelagic multi-trawl


    In June this year, Vónin delivered a new 2,048m pelagic trawl to M/V Jupiter FD42, for mackerel surface pair trawling.