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Ecuador Monitoring Fleet of Fishing Vessels Near Galapagos

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Ecuador is monitoring a large fleet of fishing vessels, many of them Chinese, off the Galapagos Islands and has increased patrolling to ensure the ships do not enter the area of the ecologically sensitive islands, the defense minister said on Thursday.Chinese fishing vessels appear each year near the Galapagos,

Damen Delivers Trawler Jonge Johannes

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Damen Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam has recently delivered a twin-rig fly shooting trawler to Urk-based brothers Rense and Johannes de Boer. The new vessel is the LT 295 Jonge Johannes.Damen said it worked with Vripack on the design of the LT 295. The aim has been to create a vessel that can operate

Malaysia to Detain, Charge Crew of 'Illegal' Vietnamese Boats

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Malaysia will detain and charge crew members of Vietnamese vessels caught illegally fishing in its waters instead of turning them away as authorities had done previously, the country's coastguard chief said on Wednesday.Vietnam and its neighbors have for years been involved in disputes over fishing in the resource-rich South China Sea,

Gondan Launches Norwegian Stern Trawler

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The Gondan shipyard in Figueras has launched a new stern trawler being built for the Norwegian shipowner Engenes Fiskeriselskap AS.This new vessel, designed by Kongsberg Maritime – who also supplied much of the vessel's main equipment – is 69.9 meters long with a beam of 16 meters. Built in steel with aluminum superstructure,

New Crayboat Delivered to Geraldton Fisher

Force of Nature (Photo: Dongara Marine)

Geraldton-based Dave Perham, an operator from Australia’s Western Rock Lobster fishery, has taken delivery of a new lobster boat from Dongara Marine designed to have much lower fuel consumption than comparable vessels.Completed in late April 2020, some 12 months after contracts were signed, Force of Nature is a 22.

Vietnam Protests Beijing's 'Fishing Ban' in South China Sea

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Vietnam protested on Friday against what it calls China's unilateral fishing ban in the disputed South China Sea from May 1 to Aug. 16, weeks after it said Vietnamese boat had been rammed by a Chinese maritime surveillance vessel.Vietnam and China have for years been embroiled in a dispute over the potentially energy-rich stretch of water,

Reeling in the Benefits of Upgraded Boat Controls

Thanks to its flexible design, ease of use and modular system architecture, the Marex OS III has improved the Falcon’s maneuverability—bringing the boat up to speed with many of the other, newer vessels on “Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks.” (Credit: Kelly Hinkle)

A fisherman from a popular reality television series recently outfitted his vessel with a new electronic control system—giving him the edge in a high-stakes fishing competition.The waters of the North Atlantic Ocean can be treacherous—especially for fishermen pursuing the elusive bluefin tuna.

Oil, Fishing, Tourism: Alaska Economy Faces Triple Hit from Coronavirus

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The U.S. state of Alaska is so far distant from the worst medical ravages of the coronavirus pandemic, but its economy is in critical condition. Alaska is especially vulnerable because it depends on oil, tourism and fisheries – basic industries that are reeling from the global coronavirus pandemic –

IMO Pushes for Cape Town Agreement

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International Maritime Organization (IMO) said that the he entry into force of  its Cape Town Agreement on fishing vessel safety will be crucial for improved safety at sea for fishers and will support the fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing.According to a statement from the UN body,

Finland Accedes to Cape Town Agreement

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Finland has become the latest State to become Party to the Cape Town Agreement on fishing vessel safety, said International Maritime Organization (IMO).The Agreement outlines regulations designed to protect the safety of crews and observers and provides a level playing field for the industry while setting

Eidsvaag Converts PSV to Fish Feed Carriers

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Norwegian company that specializes in the distribution of fish feed Eidsvaag has contracted Damen to convert platform supply vessels (PSV) into highly demanded fish feed carriers.Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam (DSAm) is converting a platform supply vessel into a fish feed carrier that will improve efficiency

Video: Fisherman Medevaced in the Bering Sea

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A crew member badly burned on board a fishing vessel in the Bering Sea was medevaced for transport to onshore medical personnel in Alaska, on Monday.At 9:56 a.m., U.S. Coast Guard watchstanders in the 17th District command center received a medevac request from US-flagged fishing vessel Bountiful for a crewmember with severe burns.

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