Freezing round the clock as capelin season comes to an end
Kap steaming in to the Westman Islands with a cargo of roe-bearing capelin. Image: Thomas Köhn/Marhólmar

Freezing round the clock as capelin season comes to an end

Pelagic vessel Kap landed 1200 tonnes of capelin to Vinnslustöðin’s plant in the Westman Islands on Friday, according to Sindri Viðarsson who heads the company’s pelagic division. ‘I’ll be satisfied…

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Capelin roe production underway at Akranes
Brim’s pelagic vessel Venus made the first landing of roe capelin in Akranes

Capelin roe production underway at Akranes

Brim’s production of capelin roe has began in Akranes, the first time for three years that capelin has been landed there. Venus docked late on Monday night with around 500…

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Iceland’s capelin season gets underway
Main photo: Brim's pelagic vessels Venus and Víkingur ship their shallow capelin purse seines from the Hampiðjan net loft in Reykjavík before heading east to search for capelin. Image: Hampiðjan

Iceland’s capelin season gets underway

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This year’s capelin season has finally started for the Icelandic fleet, with the first landings to Neskaupstaður, Vopnafjörður and the Westman Islands. Fishing has been in the Meðallandsbugt area west…

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Capelin production starts after three-year break
Norwegian pelagic vessel Fiskebas was the first to land capelin in Neskaupstaður. Image: Síldarvinnslan/Smári Geirsson

Capelin production starts after three-year break

This weekend the Síldarvinnslan factory at Neskaupstaður in eastern Iceland began processing capelin for the first time in three years, working with raw material landed by Norwegian pelagic vessels. The…

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First capelin landing in almost three years
Image: Sigurður Grétar Guðmundsson

First capelin landing in almost three years

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Last weekend Greenlandic pelagic vessel Polar Amaroq docked in Eskifjörður to discharge roughly 700 tonnes of sea-frozen capelin – the first capelin landing to take place in Iceland for almost…

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

54,200 tonne capelin quota advised

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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

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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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