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Nueva Pescanova launches new freezer trawler. Spanish seafood giant Nueva Pescanova Group has launched the “Ponta Matirre”, the first of four freezer vessels under order which will renew part of its fleet in Mozambique engaged in shrimp fishing by the Group’s subsidiary Pescamar.

This modern 30-metre-long freezer vessel, built at the Armón in Vigo (Spain), will be manned by 22 crew, and is one of the seven vessels commissioned to renew part of its fishing fleet in Namibia and Mozambique.

Its name, Ponta Matirre, was chosen by the captains of the Group’s subsidiary and is a geographical position in the middle of Sofala bank, the wild shrimp fishing ground where the Nueva Pescanova Group operates in Mozambique. The completion of this vessel is scheduled for the end of this year.

In addition to the four freezer vessels for Mozambique, the company will build three 50-meter-long wetfish trawlers that will be engaged in hake fishing by Novanam and Lalandii, the Group’s subsidiaries in Namibia. The delivery of the first of the vessels for Namibia, the “Lalandii 1”, will be by the end of this month. All vessels will be equipped with highly efficient engines and equipped to improve the on-board processing as well as the quality working conditions for their crews.

These seven vessels will be built at Armón shipyard’s facilities in Burela and Vigo (Spain), for an aggregated investment of 42.5 million euros, creating around 200 jobs.