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Irish Skipper Expo 2022 exhibitor, Morgère, recently completed the move from its historic base in Saint Malo, Brittany, to a new purpose-built manufacturing facility in nearby Miniac-Morvan.

The move to the new 2,500m² facility will enable Morgère’s skilled engineers to utilise the most modern production techniques for its successful range of trawl doors and other fishing equipment, benefiting customers all over the world. The new, larger production unit also offers more storage and more efficient production line management.

Pascal Reverseau, managing director for Morgère, said: “We look forward to meeting with skippers at Irish Skipper Expo 2022, which will provide the perfect opportunity for us to showcase our versatile range of trawl doors, which are well suited to Irish fisheries.”

Established in 1902, Morgère designs and manufactures a wide range of trawl doors and associated equipment suitable for demersal, semi-pelagic and pelagic fishing. Trawl doors in the range include the versatile Exocet and Osprey.

Since its launch onto the market, Exocet has proved highly popular with skippers, and now it is performing even better, following the addition of some innovative new design features. This includes an enhanced curved profile, which provides optimum trawl spread whilst minimising drag, thus saving on fuel costs.

The semi-pelagic Osprey trawl door fishes on and just off the seabed, with its special design ensuring there is lower drag, which enhances efficiency. 

Irish Skipper Expo 2022 will be held at UL Sport Arena in Limerick on 25th and 26th March.