Tri Marine Welcomes New Vessel to its Fleet

    Tri Marine Welcomes a New State-of-the-Art Purse Seiner to its Fleet 

    Taiwan, June 5th – Tri Marine, one of the world’s largest tuna suppliers and part of the Food & Tri Marine newly integrated Business Unit of Bolton, is proud to announce the groundbreaking launch of the Solomon Diamond, the sixth vessel in its Solomon Islands flagged fleet, National Fisheries Developments.

    The Solomon Diamond represents a next-generation purse seiner that combines innovation, technological advancement, and a strong commitment to sustainability. This cutting-edge fishing vessel, setting a new standard in the tuna fishing industry, is not only a valuable addition to Bolton Food & Tri Marine fleet, but also a symbol of Tri Marine’s commitment to the future.

    The planning for the Solomon Diamond commenced in 2020, and construction began in 2022. A symbolic launch ceremony took place on May 25, 2024, in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, with attendees including representatives from Bolton.

    “The Solomon Diamond is a beacon of innovation and sustainability, charting a new course for the future of tuna fishing in the Solomons and marking a significant milestone for Bolton Food and Tri Marine,” said Guy Noordink, Bolton Board Member, during the ceremony.

    The Solomon Diamond has been made possible thanks to the invaluable efforts of the Tri Marine’s team and partners: CINTRANAVAL-DEFCAR, assigned with the design of the vessel; Fu Long Marine, responsible for constructing it to the highest standards; and the Maritime Research Institute of the Netherlands (MARIN), entrusted with optimizing the design for efficiency and minimal environmental impact. Continued support of the Solomon Islands government, particularly the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources, has been instrumental in this endeavor.

    Key sustainability & technical characteristics of the Solomon Diamond include classified under Bureau Veritas (BV), ensuring the highest standards of sustainability and compliance; equipped with an automated fish loading system, reduces loading time by -30% and unloading time by -65%, bringing it to just one day; non-conventional propeller, enhancing efficiency with significant fuel savings; compact refrigeration system, keeping tuna below -18ºc for increased food safety; and living quarters meeting the highest international standards, providing comfort and safety for the 22 crew members on board.

    The Solomon Diamond will add to Tri Marine’s Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified tuna supply, supporting its fishing and processing operations in the Solomon Islands. The tuna caught will be processed at SolTuna, one of Bolton Food & Tri Marine’s processing plants.

    The Solomon Diamond is expected to start fishing by the end of this year in the Main Group Archipelago out of Noro, Solomon Islands.

    For further information please refer to:
    Bolton Food & Tri Marine Communication Team
    Claudia Milan,
    Nisha Graham,

    Tri Marine
    Tri Marine is a recognized leader in fishing, processing, and distributing high-quality tuna products to the world’s markets since 1972. The company focuses on quality, sustainability, innovation, and customer satisfaction.

    Bolton Food & Tri Marine
    Bolton Food & Tri Marine is the Business Unit of Bolton operating in the seafood industry, standing as a global player overseeing the entire tuna supply chain and leveraging on the commitment and expertise of 9000 people around the world. From the supply and procurement operations and management of fishing fleets, through the production taking place in an industrial network of 10 specialized plants around the world to the marketing of leading brands such as Rio Mare, Saupiquet, Isabel and Cuca, Bolton Food & Tri Marine oversees the entire supply chain ensuring quality at every step of the process. Bolton Food & Tri Marine operates with a clear sustainable development commitment, fostering fisheries that are increasingly responsible and protecting the marine ecosystem and the communities around it.

    Bolton is a family-owned multinational that is enriching the hearts and homes of families everyday by producing and distributing a diverse range of trusted brands that improve their world, loved for generations. The company has a turnover of €3.2 billion (2023), operates in 150+ countries and employs 11,000 people across 55 offices, 17 factories and 8 R&D labs globally. Bolton makes the difference everyday by embracing economic, social, and environmental sustainability. This includes collaborating with various NGOs, such as WWF, Oxfam, the ISSF, ValoreD and European Food Banks, and supporting projects in education, health, scientific research and environmental conservation.


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