First fish of the season landed in Neskaupstaður
Margrét landing the first herring and mackerel of the year to Síldarvinnslan’s Neskaupstaður factory. Image: Síldarvinnslan/Hákon Ernuson

First fish of the season landed in Neskaupstaður

The first landing of 250 tonnes of mixed herring and mackerel of the summer season has been landed to Síldarvinnslan’s processing plant in Neskaupstaður. Pelagic vessel Margrét landed this fish…

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Blue whiting makes top-quality meal
Síldarvinnslan’s fishmeal plant in Seyðisfjörður. Image: SVN/Ómar Bogason

Blue whiting makes top-quality meal

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Síldarvinnslan’s pelagic vessel Beitir docked in Neskaupstaður, the latest in a series of landings to the company’s fishmeal plants in eastern Iceland. This time Beitir was alongside with the full…

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Eight days of waiting – and a full trip
Margrét EA steaming into Norðfjörður. Image: Guðlaugur Björn Birgisson

Eight days of waiting – and a full trip

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Samherji’s pelagic vessel Margrét spent eight days waiting for blue whiting to appear on fishing grounds south of the Faroe Islands – and then filled up in just two days…

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Blue whiting – Drifting in the grey zone
Síldarvinnslan’s pelagic vessel Beitir is among those waiting for the blue whiting migration. Image: Síldarvinnslan

Blue whiting – Drifting in the grey zone

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A fleet of pelagic vessels is sitting in the grey zone at the southern end of the Faroese EEZ, waiting for the blue whiting to make its usual appearance on…

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Crews wait for corona screening results
Pelagic vessels alongside in Norðfjörður as the crews’ resulted are awaited. Image: Síldarvinnslan/Smári Geirsson

Crews wait for corona screening results

Síldarvinnslan’s pelagic vessels are alongside at Norðfjörður in eastern Iceland and are staying there while the crews wait for the results of their Covid-19 screening tests. The three pelagic vessels…

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First blue whiting of the year
Bjarni Ólafsson landed the first 1700 tonnes of blue whiting to Síldarsvinnslan’s Neskaupstaður factory. Image: Síldarvinnslan/Smári Geirsson

First blue whiting of the year

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Icelandic company Síldarvinnslan has taken delivery of the first blue whiting of the year caught deep west of Ireland. The first to arrive was Bjarni Ólafsson with 1700 tonnes on…

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New Halstensen pelagic vessel heading for blue whiting
Slaatterøy at the quayside in Bekkjarvik. Image: Norges Sildesalgslag/Kenneth Garvik

New Halstensen pelagic vessel heading for blue whiting

A reception was held at Bekkjarvik in Norway last weekend with an open ship day for the new pelagic vessel acquired by K. Halstensen AS. The new Slaaterøy is the…

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Brim fleet finished on blue whiting for this year
After discharging in Vopnafjörður, Víkingur will be tied up in Reykjavík until the New Year. Image: Brim

Brim fleet finished on blue whiting for this year

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Brim’s pelagic vessel Venus docked in Vopnafjörður yesterday with 2100 tonnes of blue whiting in its tanks, while Víkingur had around the same amount on board and an hour to…

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New agreements for Atlanto-Scandian herring and blue whiting
Agreement has been reached on Atlanto-Scandian herring and blue whiting TACs for next year – but not on how to divide quotas between the coastal states

New agreements for Atlanto-Scandian herring and blue whiting

Norway, Russia, the EU, the Faroe Islands and Iceland have agreed on 2020 TACs for Atlanto-Scandian herring and blue whiting – but have yet to reach agreement on how quota…

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