Blue whiting into the grey zone

Pelagic vessels from Iceland have started fishing on blue whiting in the grey zone south of the Faroe Islands. Síldarvinnslan reports that its vessels Bjarni Ólafsson, Beitir and Börkur have…

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Blue whiting season in full swing
Egersund Ísland’s 2016m trawl has performed well on blue whiting

Blue whiting season in full swing

Fishing has been good for the Icelandic fleet fishing for blue whiting, and pelagic vessels Jón Kjartansson and Aðalsteinn Jónsson both started this year’s fishing with new trawl gear from…

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Last blue whiting of the year
Síldarvinnslan’s pelagic vessels Börkur and Beitir docking in Norðfjörður during a downpour. Image: Síldarvinnslan/Smári Geirsson

Last blue whiting of the year

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Síldarvinnslan’s pelagic vessels Börkur and Beitir have finished their last blue whiting trips of the year – and skippers and crews are hoping for positive news of a capelin season…

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MSC suspends pelagic fisheries certification
MSC certification for Atlanto-Scandian herring and blue whiting are suspended from 30th December

MSC suspends pelagic fisheries certification

The lack of effective international quota sharing agreements is cited as the reason for the Marine Stewardship Council’s decision to suspend MSC certification for blue whiting and Atlanto-Scandian herring fisheries…

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No pelagic magic on blue whiting
Síldarvinnslan’s pelagic vessel Beitir steaming home to discharge its catch of blue whiting. Image: Síldarvinnslan/Smári Geirsson

No pelagic magic on blue whiting

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Fishing for blue whiting in Faroese waters hasn’t been big hauls and short trips for the Icelandic pelagic fleet in recent weeks. In the last few days Síldarvinnslan’s plant has…

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Blue whiting until Christmas
Síldarvinnalan’s Börkur is now fishing for Icelandic summer-spawning herring. Image: Síldarvinnslan/Smári Geirsson

Blue whiting until Christmas

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Icelandic processor Síldarvinnslan received landings of 25,357 tonnes of Atlanto-Scandian herring during this year’s season, with the first landing on the 11th of September and the last on 29th October.…

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North Atlantic pelagic TACs in line with ICES advice
2021 TACs for blue whiting and Atlanto-Scandian herring are on the lines recommended by ICES

North Atlantic pelagic TACs in line with ICES advice

North Atlantic coastal states have set TACs for Atlanto-Scandian herring and blue whiting in line with the recommended scientific advice. A first round of consultations has also been held on…

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Blue whiting and Atlanto-Scandian herring TACs agreed
A 651,033 tonne 2021 TAC for Atlanto-Scandian herring has been agreed, but distribution yet to be discussed

Blue whiting and Atlanto-Scandian herring TACs agreed

Agreement has been reached on the levels of next year’s TACs for blue whiting and Atlanto-Scandian herring – although distribution of quotas between the concerned parties is yet to come.…

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Biggest blue whiting for years
Pelagic vessels have been landing unusually high quality blue whiting. Image: Síldarvinnslan

Biggest blue whiting for years

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Pelagic vessel Bjarni Ólafsson docked this week in Neskaupstaður after its third blue whiting trip in a row, this time landing 1835 tonnes t the Síldarvinnslan factory. ´This trip went…

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