Swedish group to build two new pelagic trawlers

Company sold off previous trawler to Russian group.

Swedish group Toronland Fiskeri has placed an order for two new pelagic trawlers following the sale of two existing vessels to a Russian firm.

Toronland contracted with Karstensens Yard in Denmark to construct the two new 49.99-meter vessels.

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The vessels will target Baltic Sea sprat, North Sea sandeel and sprat, and herring and mackerel in the Skagerrak and North Sea. Fishmeal producer Skagen processes the majority of the company's catch.

Toronland's previous vessels, Toron and Torland, both built in 2000, were sold to a Sakhalin Island-based group that will target pelagic fisheries in the Kuril Islands in the Pacific.

Toronland Fiskeri is owned by the Ahlstrom family. The group also co-owns net maker Tor-Mo Trawls.

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