Icelanders help each other out
HB Grandi’s factory trawler Örfisirey is fishing in Russian waters

Icelanders help each other out

‘This trip has been 24 days so far and everything’s going well. Fishing is good, the fish are fine quality and there’s decent weather. We’re expecting this trip to be…

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Taiwan’s yellow card lifted
Participants in Taiwan’s Council of Agriculture have welcomed the EU decision to lift the yellow card. Image: Fisheries Agency

Taiwan’s yellow card lifted

The yellow card warning handed to Taiwan in October 2015 by the European Commission has been lifted, in recognition of the efforts made to strengthen legal framework, monitoring, control and…

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Longliner sold to Iceland
Aja Aalu has been sold to Iceland and renamed Sólborg

Longliner sold to Iceland

Icelandic fishing company fishing company Útgerðarfé­lag Reykja­vík­ur has acquired a netter/longliner from Greenland. The 34 metre, 9 metre breadth Qaqortoq-registered Aja Aalu was built by Karstensens Skibsværft in Denmark in…

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Shipyard focus at DanFish
Hirtshals harbourmaster Jes Kirketerp Jensen is adamant that taking part in DanFish is essential for the port and its extensive service sector

Shipyard focus at DanFish

The DanFish exhibition, held every second year in the Danish city of Aalborg, has a firmly established place as northern Europe’s primary fishing industry event. It has always had a…

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Flagship police action as EUROPOL hits eel smuggling gangs
The Spanish authorities, including Nature Protection Service SEPRONA have led the way in taking action on smuggling endangered eels. Image: Guardia Civil/SEPRONA

Flagship police action as EUROPOL hits eel smuggling gangs

Speaking at a press conference, representatives of enforcement agencies EUROPOL, the UK National Wildlife Crime Unit and Spain’s Nature Protection Service (SEPRONA) have stated that 15 million endangered eels have…

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Heading for blue whiting
Síldarvinnslan’s pelagic vessel Beitir has sailed for fishing grounds off the east of Iceland to search for blue whiting. Image: Síldarvinnslan

Heading for blue whiting

Síldarvinnslan’s two pelagic vessels are heading back to sea after an extended break. Beitir and Börkur sailed last night after having last landed fish in the middle of May. Back…

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