Spanish shipyard Zamakona in Bilbao has secured a new environmentally friendly pelagic fishing vessel order from Danish Gitte Henning fishing company.
Henning Kjeldsen said that he initially intended to withdraw from fishing after the sale of previous Gitte Henning vessel to the Faroe Islands, as well as receiving offers for all his pelagic fishing rights.
“After thinking about the future, I got cold feet doing nothing, and contacted Salt Ship Design,” said Henning.
Together, Henning and Salt have designed a new, green Gitte Henning.
The new fishing vessel will have a number of environmentally friendly solutions, many of them new in pelagic fishing. Throughout the design process and in the choice of equipment, the focus has been on improving quality of the fish and reducing emissions through reduced energy consumption and efficient power production.
By ordering a new Gitte Henning it is the fourth time Henning Kjeldsen and the Sandvik family are designing a vessel together, and the second time Henning is ordering a Salt-design vessel.