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Finistère: presentation of the Scombrus, a new giant trawler


The vessel armed by France Pélagique will be able to catch 120 tonnes of fish per day. It was presented this Thursday at Concarneau.

It measures 81 meters long and is equipped with "

major innovations

": the France Pélagique armament presented Thursday in Concarneau (Finistère) its brand new freezer vessel, the Scombrus, capable of catching some 120 tonnes of fish per day.

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We are making a big technological leap with the commissioning of this boat,

" said Geoffroy Dhellemmes, Managing Director of France Pélagique, the leading fishing company in France for living species, during a visit to the press. close to the surface or between the surface and the bottom.


Many tasks are automated on board

", detailed the manager, also explaining that the fish was little handled, thus improving its quality.

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The vessel, which made its first trip in early August, has dual diesel-electric propulsion.

Its maneuverability is thus improved and noise and consumption reduced.

The process of freezing fish has also been improved.

In terms of comfort and safety, it has a semi-closed deck.

It will fish for pelagic species (herring, mackerel, horse mackerel, blue hake and sardines) living in groups and swimming in concentrated schools.

It has "

very sophisticated

" fish-finding equipment, explains the armament, whose vessels fish most of the year off Ireland, England, Scotland and the United States. Bay of Biscay.

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The ship, which is to be inaugurated on Friday at Concarneau, is however the subject of heated debate.

Several associations, including Pleine Mer and Bloom, called for a demonstration on Friday morning entitled “Funeral of artisanal fishing / marine resources”.

Source: lefigaro

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