Blue whiting fishery slows down
Image: Húnbogi Sólon Gunnthórsson

Blue whiting fishery slows down

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Fishing for blue whiting in Faroese waters has slowed down considerably in recent weeks. Pelagic vessel Bjarni Ólafsson landed its last trip for the time being at Síldarvinnslan’s fishmeal factory…

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Egersund gear scores on blue whiting
Eskja’s pelagic vessel Guðrún Thorkelsdóttir tied up by the Egersund Ísland net loft in Eskifjörður. Image: Eskja

Egersund gear scores on blue whiting

With current good fishing for blue whiting in the grey zone at the south of the Faroese EEZ, Eskja’s pelagic vessels have been doing well with their Egersund Ísland trawl…

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Fishing well on blue whiting
Bjarni Ólafsson steaming in with 1800 tonnes of blue whiting. Image: Síldarvinnslan/Smári Geirsson

Fishing well on blue whiting

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The Icelandic fleet has been doing well since the blue whiting fishery in Faroese waters got underway. Samherji’s new pelagic vessel Vilhelm Thorsteinsson last week made its very first landing,…

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Blue whiting into the grey zone

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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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