Leading Journal of the Irish & UK Fishing Industries

Leading trawl door manufacturer, Morgère, is spearheading a drive in the UK and Ireland to promote its range of doors for smaller under 15m vessels.

Morgère is best known in the UK and Ireland for its trawl doors for larger demersal vessels – such as the Exocet and Osprey – but both types of doors can be scaled-down for smaller boats, and the company also supplies large numbers of its Polyfoil doors to under 15m craft in the French fleet.

“Our trawl doors for smaller vessels in the French fleet have a proven track record for their durability, strength, ease of handling and performance, and we are keen for UK and Irish skippers to become aware of the benefits they offer,” said Pascal Reverseau, managing director of Morgère.

“Our company has 120 years of experience in developing and manufacturing high quality trawl doors, and the products we produce are well-suited for the fisheries encountered by smaller trawlers in the UK and Ireland.”

Only recently, Morgère successfully 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 is now enabling 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 world. The new, larger production unit also offers more efficient production line management and further resources are being invested in hi-tec design.

Morgère will be exhibiting at Scottish Skipper Expo 2022 in Aberdeen (13 and 14 May).

“At Scottish Skipper Expo, we are looking forward to meeting with skippers from all sizes of vessel to discuss their fishing gear requirements,” said Pascal Reverseau.