1100 tonne trip for Vigri
HB Grandi’s freezer trawler Vigri RE-71

1100 tonne trip for Vigri

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‘There has been good fishing over a wide area. There’s certainly less cod on the Westfjords grounds than there has been, but the cod will be back even though they’ve…

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German fishermen slam EU Commission’s Baltic cod measures
Fishermen in Germany have criticised both the Eastern Baltic cod fishery closure and the process behind the decision

German fishermen slam EU Commission’s Baltic cod measures

Fishermen in Germany are furious at the Eastern Baltic cod fishery closure until the end of the year, and their associations, under Deutscher Fischerei-Verband, have sharply criticised both the decision…

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Strong showing of north coast cod
Akurey and sister trawler Viðey have been fishing off the north of Iceland

Strong showing of north coast cod

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With cod showing off the north of Iceland instead off the west coast where they would normally be seen at this time of year, HB Grandi’s fresher trawlers have been…

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East Baltic fishermen risk becoming an endangered species
There is a real risk that by closing down the Eastern Baltic cod fishery, the region’s fishermen become the endangered species. Image: Europêche

East Baltic fishermen risk becoming an endangered species

Europêche has hit back to the at the European Commission’s decision for an immediate closure of the eastern Baltic cod fishery. According to European industry body Europêche, the Commission has…

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Norway’s best ever half-year for seafood exports
Norway has seen a record half-year for seafood exports. Norges Sjømat

Norway’s best ever half-year for seafood exports

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In the first half of 2019, Norway exported 1.3 million tonnes of seafood with an export value of NOK 51.2 billion. This represents a 13% decrease in volume against a…

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Icelanders help each other out
HB Grandi’s factory trawler Örfisirey is fishing in Russian waters

Icelanders help each other out

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‘This trip has been 24 days so far and everything’s going well. Fishing is good, the fish are fine quality and there’s decent weather. We’re expecting this trip to be…

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North Sea cod quota slash advised
Poor recruitment is one of the factors behind the weak state of North Sea cod

North Sea cod quota slash advised

With North Sea cod believed to be in poor condition, advice from ICES is to reduce next year’s quota by 70%, with added quota reductions for other demersal species. ICES…

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Scientists recommend reduced Barents Sea cod quota – but increases for haddock and saithe
The recommendation is for reduced Barents Sea quotas for cod, but increased for saithe and haddock

Scientists recommend reduced Barents Sea cod quota – but increases for haddock and saithe

ICES has recommended that the 2020 Barents Sea cod quota should be cut by 35,000 tonnes compared to this year’s quota – while taking it as read that haddock and…

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Marel FleXicut completes the picture for Icewater Seafoods’ cod plant
Canadian processor Icewater Seafoods has signed a contract for a Marel FlexiCut system for its new production facility. Image: Marel

Marel FleXicut completes the picture for Icewater Seafoods’ cod plant

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Canadian seafood company Icewater Seafoods has signed an agreement with Marel to purchase the $1.6 million FleXicut for its 6500 square metre cod production plant. The investment is the final…

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