Japanese, South Korean Trawlers Collide in Sea of Japan

TOKYO/SEOUL, Nov 15 (Reuters) - A South Korean trawler and a Japanese fishing boat collided in the Sea of Japan on Thursday about 330 km (205 miles) northeast of an island claimed by both countries, officials said. Part of the 48-tonne South Korean trawler was submerged after the collision, which occurred at 9:38 a.m. local time (0038 GMT), a South Korean Coast Guard … [Read more...]

Scientists Use AIS Data to Map Global Fishing Activity in Extraordinary Detail

Using satellite tracking, machine learning and common ship-tracking technology, scientists from UC Santa Barbara teamed up with colleagues at Global Fishing Watch, National Geographic Society’s Pristine Sea project, Dalhousie University, SkyTruth, Google and Stanford University to illuminate the extent of global fishing — down to single vessel movements and hourly … [Read more...]

Danish Fishermen Could Be Hit Hard by Brexit -Report

By Teis Jensen COPENHAGEN, Nov 8 (Reuters) - Danish fishermen could be hit hard by Britain's decision to leave the European Union if it leads to restrictions in their access to British waters, a research report made on request of the Danish government concluded on Wednesday. The Danish fishing lobby has strong clout in Copenhagen and could press the government to adopt … [Read more...]

Ground-breaking Wärtsilä design features the world’s first hybrid propulsion solution for fish farming industry

The technology group Wärtsilä has been contracted to deliver the ship design for a new processing and transportation vessel to be built at the Balenciaga shipyard in Spain on behalf of Hav Line AS of Norway. In addition to the design, Wärtsilä will also supply an integrated solution comprising a 10-cylinder Wärtsilä 31 main engine, auxiliary engines, propulsion machinery, the … [Read more...]

A Million Fishermen Kept Off China Seas Starve Ship-Fuel Profits

By Bloomberg News (Bloomberg) -- On top of stricter emission controls and a move toward electric vehicles, Asia’s diesel traders now have to worry about a million Chinese fishermen staying idle. A Chinese move to protect endangered marine creatures such as the sea cucumber with a fishing ban contributed to a drop in the so-called crack spread in Asia for diesel, a measure of … [Read more...]