An order has been placed for the world’s first combined fishing and aquaculture vessel.

The Norwegian shipbuilder Larsnes Mek has signed a contract to build the boat for Myre Kystdrift AS, a seafood business based in Vesterålen, Nordland.

When completed in late 2024 it will operate as a dual seine net vessel and a farmed fish harvest boat, making it the first of its kind.

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