Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Thursday, 21 October 2021

Japanese long-liner Kinsai Maru No1 Rockall bound again - the security of AIS tracking.


Wind the clock back to July 2020 and the Japanese long-line boat Kinsai Maru No1 was on the last leg of her maiden voyage from Japan where she had left in the July of 2019 - a year-long maiden voyage...



today Vesseltracker's AIS finds her almost at her intended destination fishing alongside the fleet of similar Japanese... 


vessels working the west of Rockall longlining for bluefin tuna after they have left the Irish 200 mile limit. It seems the recent rise in bluefin tuna shoals feeding on pilchard and mackerel in the south western approaches has not gone unnoticed!



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