Fishing Gear – Page 5

  • Bluestream doors, all about versatility

    Bluestream doors, all about versatility


    After putting its efforts into developing their Flipper door that has been shown to meet the needs of the demersal and small pelagic sector, Danish manufacturer Thyborøn Trawldoor switched its attention to the development of its Type 22 VK Bluestream doors that were launched last year, and which range in ...

  • Norwegian family firm develops longline pod

    Norwegian family firm develops longline catch protection


    A system developed to protect longline catches from hungry whales has been presented on Fiskevegn’s stand during this year’s Nor-Fishing exhibition. Cetacean predation on longlines is a major problem in many fisheries around the world, particularly with sperm and killer whales taking fish from the lines.

  • Fiskevegn and Mustad in closer co-operation

    Fiskevegn and Mustad Autoline in closer co-operation


    Following Mustad’s acquisition earlier this year of a 50% share in Fiskevegn, by acquiring Vetrhus Holding AS (now Mustad Sealine AS), these two prominent names in the world of longline technology have agreed to work more closely together.

  • Vónin Flyers take off

    Vónin Flyers take off


    Vónin’s Flyer lift device has been through a long development process, but the results are positive, according to Óli Horn at the company’s demersal fishing gear division. One of the challenges was to find the right material that was strong but without being too rigid, and now that this is ...

  • Sounder cable sold out – more on the way

    Sounder cable sold out – more on the way


    One of the advantages of being part of a multi-national corporation are that skills and capabilities can be unexpectedly located. According to Jeroen Dorenbusch at IJmuiden Stores, an example of this came when they had been repeatedly asked if they could produce a sounder cable.

  • Ekkó trawl doors ready to go into production

    Ekkó trawl doors ready to go into production


    Trawl doors manufactured by Icelandic company Ekkó have been in use for two years on board research vessel Bjarni Sæmundsson, and HB Grandi’s fresher trawler has also had a pair on board for testing – with successful results, according to Ekkó’s Smári

  • Heavyweight hauler from Solent

    Heavyweight net hauler added to Solent hardware range


    Norway has proved to be a strong market for netting and potting deck hardware manufactured in the UK by Solent Engineering, which has a background in developing equipment for the local fleet of static gear boats fishing with nets and traps.

  • Mustad gear for new Veidar

    Mustad gear for new Veidar


    The latest newbuild for the Norwegian static gear fleet is the 55.50 metre LOA, 13.20 metre breadth Veidar, designed by Rolls-Royce as a dedicated longliner/netter, and it started its fishing career netting with an excellent trip.

  • Northwestern chooses Palfinger

    Northwestern chooses Palfinger


    Deadliest Catch crab catcher Northwestern has placed an order for a knuckle boom crane (PKM 250) with Palfinger Marine

  • SNG: Trawling for success

    SNG: Trawling for success


    The Killybegs-based fishing gear designer and manufacturer Swan Net-Gundry Ltd continues to live up to its reputation, designing and manufacturing a full range of pelagic gear. With its constant investment in R&D and employing the latest technology into their trawls, the company continues to be one of the leading trawl ...

  • Channel fleet chooses Polar doors

    Channel fleet chooses Polar doors


    Icelandic trawl door specialist Polar Fishing Gear has a growing presence on the UK market that began in Scotland and has since grown to include the Channel coast as well.

  • Naust Marine sets up in Spain

    Naust Marine sets up in Spain


    According to the company’s sales and marketing director Helgi Kristjánsson, until they parted company a few years ago, Naust Marine had a long co-operation with a Spanish company sub-contracted to produce the deck hardware while Naust Marine in Iceland supplied the control and electrical systems.

  • Mustad Autoline breaks new ground with electric autoline

    Mustad Autoline breaks new ground with electric autoline


    Today Autoline deck equipment is powered by hydraulics, which in turn derive their power from a catching vessel’s diesel engines. Mustad Autoline is now working on the development process to run the main equipment with electricity.

  • HMPE: strong and stable

    HMPE: strong and stable


    Icelandic company Polar Fishing Gear has been busy with the Acera range of HMPE ropes manufactured by Timm in Slovakia, both for general rigging and deck applications, as well as for warps and also for aquaculture applications.

  • Ísfell’s Streamline

    Ísfell’s Streamline


    The Streamline multi-purpose groundfish trawl from Icelandic fishing gear supplier Ísfell has its roots in the north of Iceland, where Rúnar Kristjánsson at the company’s Sauðárkrókur net loft fine-tuned the design of these high-efficiency trawls in co-operation with the skipper and crew of Fisk Seafood’s trawler Málmey.

  • Fiskevegn

    Norwegian technology – Danish success


    Norwegian auto long-lining system designers and manufacturers Fiskevegn are continuing to expand their focus on improving operations for inshore fishermen.

  • Belitronic

    Belitronic’s jigger gets an upgrade – after 23 years


    Belitronic’s jigging machine has hardly changed for years – until now. According to brothers Thomas and Patrik Neuendorf who run the Lunde-based company, the BJ5000 jigging machine that has been in service since 1994 has just had its first major upgrade.

  • Going demersal

    Going demersal with FS


    Fishering Service (FS) is best known for its pelagic trawl gear, but is now returning to its roots with demersal gear for a customer in the Russian Far East.

  • Coming back for more

    Coming back for more


    The HMPE warps supplied by Dutch company Flying Dutchman have performed well and some customers are already coming back for repeat orders, according to Erik Meijer.

  • MLD

    Door control from the wheelhouse


    The idea of a pair of trawl doors that can be adjusted at the turn of a dial has been extensively experimented with.