54,200 tonne capelin quota advised
Capelin distribution 17-20th January off eastern Iceland. Image: Hafró

54,200 tonne capelin quota advised

Iceland’s Marine Research Institute has advised allocation of a 54,200 tonne capelin quota for the 2020-21 season in an update to its December advice. The current advice is based on…

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Capelin survey complete
Five vessels took part in the capelin survey that has just been completed. Image: Hafró

Capelin survey complete

The capelin survey managed by Iceland’s Institute of Marine Research, deploying two research vessels and three commercial fishing vessels, has come to an end. Capelin were located along the edge…

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Capelin search underway
Image, Hafró

Capelin search underway

Two research vessels and three commercial fishing vessels are now searching for capelin in Icelandic waters, according to a statement by Minister of Fisheries Kristján Thór Júlíusson. Research vessel Árni…

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22,000 tonne capelin quota advised
The December survey identified capelin across waters north of Iceland. Image: Hafró

22,000 tonne capelin quota advised

Following a research survey involving four commercial vessels, Iceland’s Marine and Freshwater Research Institute has advised allocating a 22,000 tonne capelin quota for this winter’s season. Icelandic pelagic vessels Kap,…

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Federation offers capelin survey support
A good capelin season is a boost to the Icelandic economy as a whole. Image: Hafro

Federation offers capelin survey support

Icelandic fishing vessel operators’ federation SFS is offering to fund capelin survey work between now and the end of the year to the tune of ISK65,000,000 (€418,000) to establish the…

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Optimistic for winter capelin season
Polar Amaroq is carrying out a capelin survey north of Iceland. Image: Síldarvinnslan

Optimistic for winter capelin season

Greenlandic pelagic vessel Polar Amaroq is currently searching for capelin north of Iceland, carrying out a survey backed by fishing vessel operators’ federation SFS (Samtök fyrirtækja í sjávarútvegi). Polar Amaroq…

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Zero capelin quota advised for Iceland
Capelin distribution as identified during the September survey

Zero capelin quota advised for Iceland

Iceland’s Marine Research Institute has advised a zero capelin quota for the 2020-21 season. The advice is based on a research carried out by the Institute’s Árni Friðriksson and Norwegian…

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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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Capelin survey ready to start
Icelandic and Greenland research vessels are conducting this year’s autumn capelin survey. Image: Hafro

Capelin survey ready to start

Icelandic research vessel Árni Friðriksson is expected to sail on Monday morning to start this year’s 22-day autumn capelin survey, joined by another research vessel from Greenland. The survey will…

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