New year starts with good fishing off the Westfjords
Brim’s fresher trawler Akurey. Image: Brim

New year starts with good fishing off the Westfjords

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Brim’s fresher trawler Akurey is fishing on Westfjords grounds after landing a 140-145 tonne first trip this year. The catch was landed in Reykjavík at the end of the week.…

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Better quality and better prices with live cod
In 2019, Royal Greenland's procurement of live cod from the coastal quota was below 20%, while this year it is around 35%. Image: Royal Greenland

Better quality and better prices with live cod

At this time of the year with the price of cod falling, increased landings of live cod mean better earnings for both fishermen and Royal Greenland. Demand for cod is…

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NAFO cuts cod quota – welcomes new member
A 1500 tonne cod quota has been set for NAFO area 3M in 2021

NAFO cuts cod quota – welcomes new member

This year’s meeting of the Northwest Atlantic Fishery Organisation (NAFO) took place online, and the key subject for discussion was area 3M. The scientific advice was for a drastic reduction…

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Drop in Norway’s seafood exports
Norwegian seafood exports fell during August this year

Drop in Norway’s seafood exports

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Norwegian producers saw a hefty drop in exports during August, attributed to weaker demand, among other causes. ‘The reason for lower demand is complex, but holiday season in Europe and…

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Norwegian seafood exports hold up – despite challenging market situation
Exports of both fresh and frozen cod from Norway were up last month compared to the same period in 2019. Image: Norwegian Seafood Council

Norwegian seafood exports hold up – despite challenging market situation

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Norway exported seafood worth NoK7.9 billion in July, maintaining the same export levels as July 2019. So far this year, Norway has exported seafood valued at NoK60.8 billion. Export value…

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Greenland’s successful live cod season
Factory trawler Sisimiut has been brought in to cope with the volumes of live cod from coastal fisheries. Image: Royal Greenland/Inuuteq Kriegel

Greenland’s successful live cod season

Supplies of live cod from coastal fishermen have been so abundant that Royal Greenland’s factory and the wellboat used for live fish collection have struggled to keep up. The live…

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Positive Barents Sea quota advice for 2021
ICES recommends a 20% increase in 2020 Barents Sea cod quotas

Positive Barents Sea quota advice for 2021

ICES has issued its guidance for 2021 Barents Sea quotas, with increases for the three main stocks of cod, haddock and saithe north of 62°N. According to Audun Maråk, director…

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Greenland’s live cod season
Royal Greenland hopes to buy 5000 tonnes of live cod from coastal fishermen this year. Image: Inga Egede/Royal Greenland

Greenland’s live cod season

Royal Greenland is ready to start buying live cod from fishermen along the coast of Greenland. ‘We are allowed to fetch fish from Paamiut in the south to Disko Bay…

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Demand down all round for Norwegian seafood exports
There has been an overall decline in the demand for Norwegian seafood exports during the coronavirus crisis. Image: Norwegian Seafood Council

Demand down all round for Norwegian seafood exports

‘So far we have seen a fall in demand for Norwegian seafood overall. For example, salmon export volumes are stable while the price measured in Euro has fallen by about…

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