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Polar Fishing Gear

Polar Fishing Gear is an innovated company specialized in design, manufacturing and sale of high efficient trawl doors suitable for all trawl fishing, demersal fishing, semi-pelagic “off the seabed” fishing and pelagic fishing.

Atli Mar Josafatsson has been involved in trawl doors building, developing, sales and marketing of trawl doors for more than 40 years, first at the family company J. Hinriksson with its well known Poly-Ice trawl doors and since 2007 with his own brand.

Starting in late sixties, when trawl doors where made from wood with steel frames to the process of all steel doors in mid seventies, J. Hinriksson was the leading company in hydrodynamic design of trawl doors, lead by Atli in end of 1992 in co-operation with Engineering Faculty of the University of Iceland developed the Poly-Ice doors,

The main object in design and developing process of Polar trawl doors was efficiency, to obtain as good spreading force know by best trawl doors makers on the market but more importantly, to achieve less resistance. With computer simulations, several trips to Flume Tank testing and modification after actual fishing trial backed up with experienced friends and skippers, Polar trawl doors high spreading force and reduced spreading force has been confirmed.

Polar doors are widely used with off the seabed rigging where the trawl doors are guided off the bottom during towing a bottom trawl where client can chose from Hercules t4 low aspect semi-pelagic doors, Hercules t4 semi-pelagic doors, Jupiter t5 low aspect pelagic doors and Jupiter t4 high aspect ratio pelagic doors. The full range of suitable trawl doors to work off the seabed can be supplied with high resistance Manganese or Hardox wear shoes in case they are also used to touch the bottom.

Polar recent development is POSEIDON remote controllable trawl doors started in 2012 and is taking the last steps to commercialisation and ready to be controlled remotely from the bridge.

Polar Fishing Gear

Ocean Cluster House
Grandagardur 16
IS-101 Reykjavik
Tel: +354 568 50 80
Mobile: +354 898 66 77