To me, the "Reefers in support of the Fishing Industry" category has always seemed redundant. It is one of the only cases where the site identifies a vessel solely by its industry instead of its function, such as having a hypothetical case of "Tugboats in support of the oil industry."
My suggestion would be to move virtually everything that is an Equasis-classed as a Reefer Vessel to the actual Reefer Vessel categories, and leave the existing category to be re-established as "Fish Processors and Fishing Tenders
," or something similar, as the majority of the vessels already in the category would be defined as the following two types:Fish Processor/Factory:
A self-propelled or moored vessel with no capacity to catch fish, but equipped with facilities to process and pack seafood:
Example: NORTHERN VICTOR (IMO 7204231)http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=2259139Fishing Tender/Packer:
A vessel classed by international or local authorities as a fishing vessel, but carrying no gear to catch fish, and only limited equipment for packing fish in ice. Most often used to ferry supplies and the catch of other vessels between a combination of fishing vessels, floating processors and shore-based processing facilities.
Example: BALAENA (IMO 7051450)http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=2616944