Bjørkåsbuen goes to Båtsfjord
Bjørkåsbuen has been delivered by Trefjar to Båtsfjord skipper/owner Jens-Einar Bjørkås Johnsen. Image: Trefjar

Bjørkåsbuen goes to Båtsfjord

Trefjar has delivered a new Cleopatra 36 to Båtsfjord skipper/owner Jens-Einar Bjørkås Johnsen. The 11 metre, 14gt Bjørkåsbuen is a Cleopatra Fisherman 36 built at Trefjar’s yard at Hafnarfjörður in…

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Compact wrasse catcher
Built by Jemar Norpower, Sigleflu has a 24-knot turn of speed. Image: Jamar Norpower

Compact wrasse catcher

Jemar Norpower has delivered a compact workboat to Fitjar fisherman, who intends to use the 23ft Sigleflu for potting and fishing for wrasse. Wrasse are becoming an increasingly prominent fishery,…

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Crabber Árelía delivered to Isle of Barra
Árelia on sea trials before delivery by Trefjar in Hafnarfjörður. Image: Trefjar

Crabber Árelía delivered to Isle of Barra

Icelandic boatbuilder Trefjar has delivered a new Cleopatra Fisherman 33 to Jonathan Boyd, and the new boat has already started fishing from Barra, skippered by Jonathan’s son Oran. The Castlebay-registered…

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Strengthening Iceland’s coastal fishery
The fish available to small-scale vessels in Iceland under the coastal fishery regime has been increased from 10,200 tonnes last year to 11,000 tonnes this year as the system has been overhauled and simplified

Strengthening Iceland’s coastal fishery

The Icelandic Parliament has passed a bill concerning the days at sea available to small-scale fishing vessels operating under the coastal fishery regime, designed to increase safety at sea and…

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Free fishing for Iceland’s coastal fleet, recommend independent scientists
In their report to Iceland’s Parliamentary Employment Committee, fisheries scientist Jón Kristjánsson and biologist Sigurjón Thórðarson recommend that free coastal fisheries would be benefit both marine stocks and coastal communities in Iceland

Free fishing for Iceland’s coastal fleet, recommend independent scientists

In a report to Iceland’s Parliamentary Employment Committee, fisheries scientist Jón Kristjánsson and biologist Sigurjón Thórðarson made a clear recommendation that removing limitations on coastal fisheries would be a significant…

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