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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VSV staff break saltfish records
VSV’s saltfish production has been breaking records. Image: Vinnslustöðin

VSV staff break saltfish records

In spite of restrictions and strict hygiene rules over and above the usual requirements, staff at the Vinnslustöðin (VSV) factory in the Westman Islands have already produced more saltfish this…

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Drive to maintain seafood production and exports
Norwegian producers and exports are making efforts to maintain the flow of seafood to export markets. Image: Norwegian Seafood Council

Drive to maintain seafood production and exports

In the face of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, Norwegian wild fisheries and aquaculture are both considered of key importance. According to the Norwegian Seafood Council, government, industry and the transport…

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Will Lofoten cod become Murmansk cod?
Climate change could push traditional cod spawning areas northwards, according to research from Norway. Image: Gunnar Sætra/Institute of Marine Research

Will Lofoten cod become Murmansk cod?

Climate change will affect the future of cod in Norwegian waters, including a reduction in the importance of the traditional spawning grounds off the Lofoten and Vesterålen areas. A study…

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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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Better catches – despite tough winter
Samherji’s trawler Björgúlfur EA-312. Image: Thorgeir Baldursson

Better catches – despite tough winter

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In spite of wild weather and poor working conditions, Samherji’s four fresher trawlers have landed more fish for the first two months of 2020 than they did in the same…

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Compensation for Baltic cod and herring fishermen welcomed
Denmark’s Minister of Fisheries has approved a support programme for Baltic fishermen

Compensation for Baltic cod and herring fishermen welcomed

The Danish Fishermen’s Association has welcomed the good news for Danish Baltic cod and herring fishermen that Fisheries Minister Mogens Jensen is opening a compensation scheme for fishermen affected by…

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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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