Fishing Gear – Page 3

  • Luntos chooses Ibercisa technology
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    Luntos chooses Ibercisa technology

    2020-12-24T07:30:00Z

    Russian fishing company Luntos has chosen Ibercisa Deck Machinery’s electrical drive technology for its new freezer trawler, which will be operating in late 2021.

  • Happy with the catch – happy with the gear
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    Happy with the catch – happy with the gear

    2020-11-10T20:02:00Z

    Back home in the Westman Islands after a summer and autumn fishing for mackerel and herring off the east of Iceland, skipper Hörður Már Guðmundsson has yet to find out if he and his crew will be back at sea again this year.

  • Mustad Autoline sets up in Iceland
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    Mustad Autoline sets up in Iceland

    2020-11-03T18:19:00Z

    Mustad Autoline has stepped up its presence on export markets with the establishment of its own company in Iceland.

  • Gearing up for blue whiting with new codend
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    Gearing up for blue whiting with new codend

    2020-10-21T07:30:00Z

    Fishing companies in Iceland are already gearing up for blue whiting in the New Year. While there are hopes that there will be a capelin season to keep pelagic vessels busy in January, there’s a chance the fleet will be back on blue whiting.

  • High-performance knotless UHMWPE netting
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    High-performance knotless UHMWPE netting

    2020-08-26T07:30:00Z

    With testing carried out, high-tech materials company Teijin and fishing gear manufacturer Kinoshita Fishing Net Mfg. Co are now making available the first high-performance knotless fishing net made with an ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) film

  • Testing Thyborøn’s controllable Type 22 doors
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    Testing Thyborøn’s controllable Type 22 doors

    2020-08-26T07:00:00Z

    Pelagic trawler Themis S-144 has been the test bench for testing controllable pelagic trawl doors, and an initial round of tests earlier this year is now being followed up before the doors become available commercially.

  • Taking the backache out of whelking
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    Taking the backache out of whelking

    2020-07-19T09:00:00Z

    Wicki-Alex H-410 and skipper Thomas Jensen work from Hundested in Denmark, fishing strings of traps to catch whelks (Buccinum undatum) that are packed for markets in France, China and South-East Asia.

  • SNG gears up for tuna season
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    SNG gears up for tuna season

    2020-06-17T10:09:00Z

    Increasing the volume of mesh in the side wing panels of its trawls has paid off for Swan Net Gundry’s customers, and the response to these trawl designs for herring, mackerel and horse mackerel fisheries has been highly positive.

  • Tech benefits longliners and environment
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    Tech benefits longliners and environment

    2020-05-06T13:27:00Z

    Funded through the Australian Federal Government’s Our Marine Parks Grants Programme, the Tuna Australia project uses beacons and satellites to help prevent the accidental drift of lines into no-fishing areas of marine parks.

  • Manta and devil rays proposal wins ISSF prize
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    Manta and devil rays proposal wins ISSF prize

    2020-04-29T12:17:00Z

    Doctoral student Melissa Cronin of the University of California, Santa Cruz, is the Grand Prize winner in ISSF’s International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) Seafood Sustainability Contest.

  • Hampiðjan moves into new east coast net loft
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    Hampiðjan moves into new east coast net loft

    2020-04-02T07:30:00Z

    “It’s a huge improvement. So for us, this is a complete transformation of our working facilities,” said master fishing gear technologist Jón Einar Marteinsson who manages Hampiðjan’s fishing gear division at Neskaupstaður in eastern Iceland.

  • Stress-free fish with SNG’s Fast Flow brailer
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    Stress-free fish with SNG’s Fast Flow brailer

    2020-03-03T07:00:00Z

    A pelagic gear arrangement that until recently was “a few boats trying it out,” according to Swan Net Gundry’s trawl designer Cathal Boyle, has now been adopted by more than 30 pelagic vessels.

  • Hampiðjan’s High-strength Prima
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    Hampiðjan’s High-strength Prima

    2020-02-26T07:27:00Z

    Two years ago Hampiðjan developed a new variety of super-rope under the Prima brand, and this has been welcomed by the company’s customers as Prima’s popularity has grown rapidly.

  • New seiner/trawlers opt to go electric
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    New seiner/trawlers opt to go electric

    2020-02-05T10:23:00Z

    The final delivery in a series of five new twin-rigger/seine netters for the Osprey Fish Group in Urk has been completed by the Nodosa yard in Spain.

  • Osprey doors’ success in Scotland
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    Osprey doors’ success in Scotland

    2019-12-17T16:31:00Z

    The Lovie family, who fish out of Kinlochbervie with their two demersal trawlers Endeavour IV and Venture II, have been seeing excellent results with their new trawl doors since switching to the new Ospreys from Morgére.

  • Kleifaberg’s Hemmer a hit for every fishery
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    Kleifaberg’s Hemmer a hit for every fishery

    2019-12-03T14:32:00Z

    “It’s an all-round, low-maintenance trawl that catches well,” said Kleifaberg’s Víðir Jónsson, describing the T90 Hemmer trawl used on board for fishery they take part in.

  • Ekkó doors make a splash
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    Ekkó doors make a splash

    2019-11-27T10:13:00Z

    With pelagic and semi-pelagic trawl door designs available, Icelandic trawl door manufacturer EKKÓ is seeing a growing interest in the advantages its gear offers, according to Smári Jósafatsson.

  • Ibercisa at work on the fishing grounds
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    Ibercisa at work on the fishing grounds

    2019-11-27T10:09:00Z

    Earlier this year three technicians from Ibercisa Deck Machinery went to sea with America’s Finest to optimise and adjust the trawl winches supplied to the new trawler owned by Fishermen’s Finest.

  • Does sustainability depend on technology?
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    Does sustainability depend on technology?

    2019-11-19T16:12:00Z

    You don’t tend to hear the ‘plenty more fish in the sea’ phrase quite so often these days. Apart from this expression being a bland platitude, it’s more significant that the phrase is in danger of becoming a literal falsehood.

  • SNG introduces new Excluder
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    SNG introduces new Excluder

    2019-09-24T07:30:00Z

    A marine mammal caught in a trawl never fails to be a nightmare. Gear designers at Killybegs fishing gear company Swan Net Gundry have a simple innovation to avoid this situation – saving both the fisherman and the mammals much grief.