Fishing vessel lost in Barents Sea
Fishing vessel Onega was lost west of Novaya Zemlaya this morning. Image: FishFacts

Fishing vessel lost in Barents Sea

There are two survivors from fishing vessel Onega, reported lost west of Novaya Zemlaya in the Barents Sea. Onega MK-0331 is reported by the Ministry Of Emergency Situations to news…

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Zero quota for Barents Sea capelin
Following surveys this year, there will be a zero fishery for capelin in the Barents Sea next year. Image: Erlend A. Lorentzen/Havforskningsinstituttet

Zero quota for Barents Sea capelin

ICES has recommended that there should be no fishing for capelin in the Barents Sea next year. In compliance with the Norwegian-Russian harvesting regulation, the Norway-Russia Fisheries Commission will set…

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40-day top trip, plus junk
Blængur landed a record trip for its 40 days fishing in the Barents Sea. Image: Síldarvinnslan/Smári Geirsson

40-day top trip, plus junk

Síldarvinnslan’s factory trawler Blængur has landed a record trip after spending 40 days fishing in the Barents Sea, and is now back at sea on home grounds. Blængur’s crew worked…

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Positive Barents Sea quota advice for 2021
ICES recommends a 20% increase in 2020 Barents Sea cod quotas

Positive Barents Sea quota advice for 2021

ICES has issued its guidance for 2021 Barents Sea quotas, with increases for the three main stocks of cod, haddock and saithe north of 62°N. According to Audun Maråk, director…

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ICES advises more than double 2020 Barents Sea shrimp quota
ICES has advised that Barents Sea shrimp catches can be significantly increased in 2020. Image: Øystein Paulsen/Havforskningsinstituttet

ICES advises more than double 2020 Barents Sea shrimp quota

ICES has advised that the Barents Sea shrimp fishery should not exceed 150,000 tonnes in 2020, more than double this year’s figure. ‘For 2019, the advice was 70,000 tonnes, so…

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Russia-Norway agreement, modest quota increase for 2020
The two countries' negotiating leaders at the end of the session. Ilya Shestakov watches as Morten Berg puts his signature to the agreement documents. Image: Kjell Ingebrigtsen

Russia-Norway agreement, modest quota increase for 2020

An agreement was signed between Russia and Norway following negotiations that took place at Petrozavodsk in Karelia. With the joint Norwegian-Russian Fisheries Commission meeting for the 49th time, the two…

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ICES advises against 2020 Barents Sea capelin fishery
A zero Barents Sea capelin fishery has been recommended by ICES for 2020. Image: HI

ICES advises against 2020 Barents Sea capelin fishery

ICES recommendations on the Barents Sea capelin fishery were announced last week, stating that the stock is below the level needed to justify allowing a 2020 winter fishery to take…

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Full trip for Vigri in Russian waters
Freezer trawler Vigri discharging in Reykjavík

Full trip for Vigri in Russian waters

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Freezer trawler Vigri docked in Reykjavík on Sunday evening after a highly successful trip to the Russian part of the Barents Sea. The green weight of fish for the 23-day…

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Ending the capelin Yo-Yo
Pelagisk Forening and Sildesalgslag want to see an annual initial quota to add stability to the Barents Sea capelin fishery

Ending the capelin Yo-Yo

Pelagisk Forening, representing Norwegian pelagic operators, has put out a call for greater stability in the capelin fishery, which in recent has rocked from a substantial fishery, to zero. ‘We…

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Scientists recommend reduced Barents Sea cod quota – but increases for haddock and saithe
The recommendation is for reduced Barents Sea quotas for cod, but increased for saithe and haddock

Scientists recommend reduced Barents Sea cod quota – but increases for haddock and saithe

ICES has recommended that the 2020 Barents Sea cod quota should be cut by 35,000 tonnes compared to this year’s quota – while taking it as read that haddock and…

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