Southern Star heading for South Atlantic red crab
Southern Star has been rebuilt at the Omega Protein Shipyard to fish for red crab in the Southern Ocean. Image: Omega Protein

Southern Star heading for South Atlantic red crab

The Omega Shipyard has completed the refit of former offshore support vessel Southern Star, now heading for the South Atlantic to fish on red crab, operating from Montevideo in Uruguay.…

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First mackerel of the season
Huginn VE-55 landed 220 tonnes of mackerel, kicking off this year’s mackerel season

First mackerel of the season

Icelandic pelagic vessel Huginn VE-55 this week landed the first mackerel of the season to Vinnslustöðin (VSV) in the Westman Islands. ‘The fish is fine, although there’s some feed in…

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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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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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Best month ever for Síldarvinnslan’s Gullver
Síldarvinnslan’s trawler Gullver had its best month ever in May this year. Image: Síldarvinnslan

Best month ever for Síldarvinnslan’s Gullver

While the two smaller trawlers operated by Síldarvinnslan subsidiary Bergur-Huginn, Vestmannaey and Bergey, headed for fishing grounds off the west of Iceland following the Seamen’s Day layover at the beginning…

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Blængur heads for Barents Sea after poor redfish season
Blængur will be steaming to the Barents Sea next week. Image: Síldarvinnslan/Bergþór Gunnlaugsson

Blængur heads for Barents Sea after poor redfish season

Síldarvinnslan’s factory trawler Blængur docked in Norðfjörður yesterday after a disappointing redfish trip on the Reykjanes Ridge south-west of Iceland. With the annual Seamen’s Day celebrations taking place in Icelandic…

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