Fishing and research in Spain
Higher prices for fish and lower fuel prices have given the fishing industry a boost in recent years. Simrad in Spain, where the department in Villajoyosa recently took over a new 3,000-square meter premises, has noticed this.
Ove Ronny HaraldsenGroup Communication Manager
50 % of Simrad Spains revenues comes from the fishing industry, 35% from equipment for research vessels and the rest from customer support. Simrad Spain is located in Villajoyosa, a 30-minute drive north of Alicante on the Spanish Mediterranean coast.
Simrad in Spain has been co-operating, among other projects, on the Norwegian research vessel Fridtjof Nansen.
Simrad’s split beam echo sounder has really made a difference to the Spanish fishing fleet. The technology can distinguish between the size of the sardines and different species og fish.