Fujian Zhengguan building China’s largest krill-fishing vessel, processing plant

A rendering of the Fu Yuan Yu 9199, being built by Fujian Zhengguan Fishery Development Co.

Fujian Zhengguan Fishery Development Co. has announced construction on its new krill fishing and processing vessel has begun.

In recent years, a number of Chinese fishing companies have announced the construction of new vessels to target the Antarctic krill fishery. But a rise in shipbuilding costs and a struggle to staff the technically demanding vessels has stalled the plans of several of those firms to move into the fishery.

The Fu Yuan Yu 9199 will be China’s largest krill craft and will be equipped with pump-suction fishing and first-stage processing equipment, according to the company, which claims it’s spending ... 

Image courtesy of Fujian Zhengguan Fishery Development Co.

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