Modern fishing vessel at work

Modern coastal fishing vessel heading to the fishing grounds:

Brand new “90-footer” Skreigrunn northbound in Tromsøysundet
Photo: Asimut via NSF

She is a very sophisticated and compact multi-purpose vessel delivered from the yard last month:

Another brand new fishing boat of the smaller class:

“Svenør” south bound in Tromsø Sound this afternoon.
Photo by Asimut via NSF

SVENØR: “Turma Nova”, now called “Svenør”, is a state-of-the-art and advanced vessel.
(GA drawing: Damen Maaskant Shipyard)


Not at work yet, but Austral Odyssey is an impressive looking Long liner that will be packed with the latest and best of technology and equipment for sustainable and responsible fisheries in the Southern Ocean:

What does a purse sein with 700 m.t. of mackerel look like? Here is how:

Source: Slik ser 700 tonn på eitt kast ut -

Trawler/Seiner Smaragd:

Picture source and review:

Autoliner “Vonar” passing Tromsø, 23. Sept. 2023.
Photo: Asimut via NSF

Equipped with the latest Mustad Autoline system:

Review of Vonar:

New construction contract for Myklebust Verft

Source: Nybyggingskontrakt til Myklebust Verft 

The Austral Odyssey will get complete propulsion packet from Brunvoll:

A new freezer trawler for the fishing company Qikiqtaaluk Fisheries Corporation (QFC) based in Iqaluit on Baffin Island in Canada is being built at Freire Shipyard in Spain:

As previously announced, the shipping company awarded the design assignment for its new “state-of-the-art” freezer trawler to Skipsteknisk AS:

Autoliner “Frøyanes Junior” arrived in Tromsø this morning:

Photo: Asimut via NSF

Photo: Marine Teknikk

PS Note the midships position of MOB boat.

Fishing down under:

The link didn’t work but I have seen the same picture more than I care to remember.

Krill trawler Antarctic Endurance with her support vessel Antarctic Provider alongside:

FV Austral Leader with a 65 ton bag of Orange Roughy caught July 1999 when fisheries were managed a bit different to current management of stocks:

Sorry, maybe his link will do:

Danish Pelagic Trawler/Seiner Astrid in Ålesund:

Photo: Magnar Lyngstad

Not so modern picture of two herring seiners sharing the spoils (1965-70):

Load line??The Skipper kept that in this hip pocket.

This coastal seiner got more herring in the net than she could handle alone:

Luckily a larger vessel were willing to shear the bounty.
PS> Probably her Father. (see below)

The boat is “Oma”, (V-16-AV) built 2021 of the type “36’ Malo sjark”, rigged for both seine and gilnets:

There is a story behind this lucky little boat

PROUD: Katrine Sekkingstad will be skipper of the brand new fishing boat “Oma”. The profession is one of the most male-dominated, but she wants to show the boys.
Source: Framleis utfordrande kår for kvinnelege fiskarar – NRK Møre og Romsdal – Lokale nyheter, TV og radio

The Australian fishing vessel ANTARCTIC DISCOVERY and the Panamanian reefer LADY ROSE, arriving from Auckland, at Lyttelton NZ on November 23.
Photo: Nick Tolerton (c)

Approved for fishing within CCAMLR zone: