In a festive ceremony, the prospective boat owner Zhong Shui Group Ocean Shipping Co. Ltd. announced the building of two 58 meter longliners for high-latitude fishing. The two modern ultra-low temperature vessels will be built according to high-standard construction requirements and will become the only ocean-going specialized longliners in China.
When ready, they will be fully equipped to navigate in high-latitude seas to catch bluefin. Their first trip will be to the seas nearby Iceland, said the company.
China’s largest enterprise in longline fishing is part of China Agricultural Development Group Co. Ltd., which falls under the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council.