Steady fishing on mixed fish
Brim’s freezer trawler Vigri landing in Reykjavík

Steady fishing on mixed fish

Brim’s freezer trawler Vigri is fishing on the Hali grounds west of Iceland and according to skipper Árni Gunnólfsson, there’s steady fishing there for mixed fish. ‘We’ve been here for…

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Saithe all over
Brim factory trawler Vigri landed a full trip, focusing on saithe

Saithe all over

Brim’s factory trawler Vigri is now fishing off the Westfjords after landing in Reykjavík on Sunday and Monday this week. According to skipper Eythór Atli Scott, the trip just finished…

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Akurey’s seamless switch to twin-rigging
Brim's fresher trawler Akurey has been fitted with a third trawl winch and extra sweepline winches

Akurey’s seamless switch to twin-rigging

Fresher trawler Akurey has completed its second trip since a refit in which a third trawl winch and an additional set of sweepline winches were installed on board. This enables…

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Brim puts investment into Greenland company
Icelandic fishing company Brim is putting resources into Greenlandic company Arctic Prime Fisheries, which acquires factory trawler Ilivileq. Image: Astilleros Armón

Brim puts investment into Greenland company

The board of Icelandic fishing and processing company Brim has announced investment worth €85 million in Greenlandic company Arctic Prime Fisheries. The majority of shareholders in Arctic Prime Fisheries are…

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New Brim freezer trawler delivered
Brim’s new trawler has been delivered, and is under the Greenlandic flag. Image: Brim

New Brim freezer trawler delivered

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Originally ordered by HB Grandi as a replacement for one or more of its elderly factory trawlers, the new Ilivileq has been built at the Astilleros Armón yard in Spain…

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Haddock everywhere
Brim’s fresher trawler Helga María landing in Reykjavík

Haddock everywhere

Brim’s fresher trawler Helga María docked in Reykjavík yesterday with roughly 180 tonnes of fish on board, and with fishing effort being carefully managed during the Covid-19 crisis, will now…

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Haddock everywhere
Saithe are elusive, but haddock are everywhere, according to Viðey’s skipper Jóhannes Ellert Eiríksson. Image: Brim

Haddock everywhere

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‘Catches have been acceptable. Saithe is as elusive as ever. We’ve done well avoiding cod, but we can’t say the same about haddock. It shows up everywhere as by-catch,’ said…

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Three full trips
Brim’s fresher trawler Akurey, skippered by Eiríkur Jónsson

Three full trips

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All three of Brim’s fresher trawlers have landed full trips over the last week, with around 600 tonnes of fish delivered to the company’s Norðurgarður processing plant in Reykjavík. Brim’s…

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Fishing well on home grounds
Brim's fresher trawler Helga María

Fishing well on home grounds

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Brim’s fresher trawler Helga María is on its way back to fishing grounds after landing a capacity trip in Reykjavík on Monday this week. According to skipper Friðleifur Einarsson, the…

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Good first trip – despite heavy weather
Brim's trawler Akurey completed a respectable first trip of the year, in spite of the challenging weather

Good first trip – despite heavy weather

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‘I’m fairly satisfied with what we had for the first trip of the year. There was crazy weather most of the time, but it moderated in patches and that let…

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