VÃ³nin has gotten very good feedback on two codends that were made for the Danish purse seiner/trawler "Ruth" HG264 last summer.
The vessel started off this new year fishing Herring in the North Sea and the catches have been good. One thing that has been quite remarkable is the quality of fish that they discharged on their first trip. Even though pumping very large hauls in of 1000 tonnes of Herring at a time the quality of the fish was very good. The fillets that came out of the factory in RÃ¼gen, Germany were premium quality and were not bloodshot at all. This is very important for all parties involved. Both captains on "Ruth" say that they are very satisfied with the codends from VÃ³nin. "You can just fill it up and don't worry about the quality!"
The codends are quite large, almost 100 metres total length. The circumference in the front is 25% higher than the usual opening on codends of this kind. The inner netting is made in the highest possible twine diameter for a 44mm mesh in single braided nylon. The outer netting is in triple 7mm nylon twine up to the middle of the codend while the front part is in double 7mm and 6mm. This has proven to be a crucial matter with regards to the strength of the codends.
WorldFishingToday - 22-01-2011