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Wärtsilä will design a modern trawler for a Scottish shipowner

FINLAND | Tuesday, January 22, 2019
The technology group Wärtsilä will provide the ship design, the main engine and other propulsion equipment for a new state-of-the-art fishing vessel, commissioned by a Scottish shipowner.

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Murcia grants aid for EUR 400,000 for 38 fisheries and aquaculture pro
Spain | 01:30 | The Ministry of Water, Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries of Murcia has granted a total of EUR 399,680 in aid, corresponding to payments from the 2018 budget, for projects developed under the GALPEMUR local participatory development strategy. Full Story
Strong increase in lobster fishing around protected area
Norway | 00:30 | The marine protected lobster area set in Tvedestrand is showing very good results for lobsters recruitment and size, and, in theory, it should also provide a surplus for the surrounding areas. Full Story
Audit body questions effectiveness of Directorate of Fisheries
Iceland | 00:20 | A report by Iceland’s National Audit Office criticises the Directorate of Fisheries, and shows doubts on the effectiveness of the Directorate’s activities in monitoring discard levels. Full Story
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