FISK Seafood, based at Sauðárkrókur in the north of Iceland, has acquired two groundfish trawlers and 660 tonnes of quotas from Grenivík company Gjögur.
This year Hampiðjan has concluded the acquisition of the entire shareholding in its daughter company Fjarðanet ehf. The background to the acquisition is to establish all of Hampiðjan’s activities in Iceland into a single operation.
Factory trawler Guðmundur í Nesi RE-13 has been advertised for sale and its crew of 36 given notice as the latest round of fleet reduction by fishing company Útgerðarfélag Reykjavíkur hf (ÚR), previously known as Brim, takes place. The company is expected to be left with a single vessel in operation by the beginning of next year.
Samerji’s pelagic freezer trawler Vilhelm Thorsteinsson docked in Neskaupstaðar this week with 570 tonnes of frozen Atlanto-Scandian herring on board, making its last landing under the Icelandic flag before being delivered to its new owners in Russia.
Royal Greenland is reported to have agreed the sale of one of its factory trawlers to Icelandic fishing company Thorbjörn, with the handover due to take place next spring.
Fishing and processing company FISK Seafood, based at Sauðárkrókur in the north of Iceland, has acquired a one-third stake in Westmann Islands company Vinnslustöðin (VSV) from Brim hf.
Icelandic fishing company HB Grandi continues to go through a period of change that began when a third of its ownership changed hands earlier this year. The company has announced the acquisition of another operator – and that its new freezer trawler currently under construction in Spain may be for sale.
Focusing on plastics and marine debris, Thai Union Group has launched a video highlighting the growing problem of ocean plastic and marine debris, with a focus on Thailand, in an effort to raise awareness and trigger action to ensure the seas are sustainable for future generations.
Researchers from Norway and Russia have carried out surveys of the Barents Sea for many years, but a new report provides a summary of marine garbage identified 2010-2016, according to the Norwegian Institute of Marine Research (IMR).
Following the loss of Eben Haezer GY-57 last year, its owners have taken the decision to stay in fishing, with a switch to the Belgian flag and a flyshooter/trawler acquired from Denmark.