A recent member's suggestion concerned factory ships, and further comments on this forum led the Admin group to consider this alongside other types of support vessels for the fishing industry. See http://forum.shipspotting.com/index.php/topic,16479.0.htmlWe have decided to make two changes to this area:
- the "Reefers in support of the Fishing Industry" subcategory will be discontinued, and all transport reefers (as evidenced usually by Equasis or similar) will be moved to the general Reefer category, and other vessels redistributed as appropriate. Please do not add further photos to this subcategory
- the "Fisheries Research and Support Vessels" subcategory has been retitled "Research, Support and Processing vessels", intended to cover all ancillary fishing related service vessels
The consequent moves of photos will be carried out as quickly as possible, though members are welcome to make any necessary moves of their own photos if they so wish.
If there are any members particularly interested in fishing vessels, generally familiar with available data sources, and who would like to spend a modest amount of their leisure time keeping the Fishing categories in good order, reviewing new uploads for conformity with site requirements, as well as helping with reviewing guidance for the Fishing group of categories, please let me know by email, PM or via the "Contact" tab above.