Fishing Technology

  • Vónin introduces smart trawl door technology
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    Vónin introduces smart trawl door technology

    2021-10-05T15:36:00Z

    Pelagic vessels Høgaberg and Tróndur í Gøtu have been putting the new Twister trawl doors developed by Vónin through their paces for the last few months.

  • Morgère’s new facility open for business
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    Morgère’s new facility open for business

    2021-09-29T07:30:00Z

    After having been based at the heart of the port of Saint-Malo in Brittany since 1902, French trawl door manufacturer Morgère has made the move out of the city to a purpose-built manufacturing facility in nearby Miniac-Morvan.

  • Longline hardware goes electric
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    Longline hardware goes electric

    2021-09-15T11:08:00Z

    There has already been plenty of interest in new electric longline systems, even with the new equipment is still in its trial phase on board some of the most successful Norwegian longliners.

  • Thyborøn take door technology to a new level
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    Thyborøn take door technology to a new level

    2021-09-08T11:34:00Z

    The Bluestream Type 22 trawl doors introduced by Thyborøn Trawldoor four years ago have been highly successful, but now the company has pushed development even further, while also preparing for full door control of the doors in the water.

  • Fiskevegn appoints new CEO
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    Fiskevegn appoints new CEO

    2021-09-08T11:19:00Z

    Magne Fure is taking on the role of managing director at AS Fiskevegn.

  • JSC Okeanrybflot chooses Ibercisa deck setup
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    JSC Okeanrybflot chooses Ibercisa deck setup

    2021-05-19T07:30:00Z

    Ibercisa Deck Machinery is supplying the deck hardware for JSC Okeanrybflot’s new trawler under construction at Tersan.

  • Pelagic catcher’s long-life synthetic warps
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    Pelagic catcher’s long-life synthetic warps

    2021-05-12T11:47:00Z

    The owners of Faroese pelagic vessel Finnur Friði, Gøta-based fishing and processing company Varðin, were early adopters when it came to synthetic trawl warps.

  • Seabird saver contender for Inventor Award
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    Seabird saver contender for Inventor Award

    2021-05-04T21:02:00Z

    The European Patent Office (EPO) has announced that British brothers Ben and Pete Kibel have been nominated as finalists in the SMEs category of the European Inventor Award 2021 for their invention of a simple, low-cost device that prevents the accidental deaths of seabirds during longline fishing.

  • Transponder tags fishing gear
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    Transponder tags fishing gear

    2021-03-16T07:30:00Z

    When Ocean Space Acoustics (OSAC), based in Norway, set about looking for a solution to the increasingly high profile issue of lost fishing gear, they collaborated with research institute SINTEF.

  • Easy polyamide separation
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    Easy polyamide separation

    2021-03-04T14:12:00Z

    A mobile near-infrared spectroscopy system developed by German company trinamiX supports the reliable differentiation between polyamide 6 (PA6) and polyamide 6.6 (PA66).

  • New net loft’s first purse seine repair job
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    New net loft’s first purse seine repair job

    2021-02-16T19:41:00Z

    Norwegian pelagic vessel Rav docked in Norðfjörður on Monday last week, with a badly damaged capelin purse seine. The gear had been damaged while shooting away, catching on a walkway above the net bin. The skipper and crew immediately saw that this would be a major repair job and that ...

  • Trawl doors from recycled plastic
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    Trawl doors from recycled plastic

    2021-02-12T07:30:00Z

    Trawl door producer Polar Fishing Gear is taking a step to one side from the conventional steel doors to produce both demersal and pelagic trawl doors using recycled plastic.

  • Osprey opts for low-shrink netting
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    Osprey opts for low-shrink netting

    2021-02-10T09:52:00Z

    The Urk-based Osprey Group has a long background in running its fleet of fishing vessels operating in the North Sea and the English Channel, and a central aspect of keeping these active is the company’s own workshops preparing fishing gear for the fleet of ten vessels.

  • Ísfell’s mobile warp spooling system
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    Ísfell’s mobile warp spooling system

    2021-01-19T07:30:00Z

    Icelandic fishing gear company Ísfell went to Spanish deck machinery manufacturer Ibercisa for a mobile warp spooling system designed to be deployed on its 20-foot container base.

  • Turning the tide of lost lines
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    Turning the tide of lost lines

    2020-12-30T10:21:00Z

    A newcomer to the Patagonian toothfish industry is taking the initiative to recover and deliver lost fishing gear for disposal ashore, aiming to reclaim fishing grounds and reduce the impact on the marine ecosystem.

  • 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