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HomeFisheries & AquacultureHardly matched by any of its kind: The Emerald Arrives—video

Hardly matched by any of its kind: The Emerald Arrives—video

Fishing company Havborg’s magnificent new factory trawler Emerald arrived in her home port of Tórshavn on July 13th, greeted by a sizeable group of people gathered at the East Harbour to welcome the latest addition the Faroe Islands’ fleet of commercial fishing vessels.

Built in Turkey, the versatile trawler is equipped with processing plants for both shrimp and groundfish as well as fishmeal and fish oil. Part of a new generation of freezer trawlers for the Faroese, the Emerald is a top-notch fishing vessel in every respect with all the latest in technology, hardly matched by any of its kind.

“We set out to build a shrimper and then installed a cod filleting line as well and then by the way also a fishmeal plant,” said Havborg CEO Kaj Johannessen. “Because you need options, as fishing is a very risky business rife with uncertainties.”

The Emerald joins the 30-year old factory trawler Enniberg in the fishing enterprise founded and owned by famous former skipper Mortan Johannesen, Kaj Johannessen’s father.

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