Fishing harder on south-western grounds

HB Grandi’s fresher trawlers have been fishing more on south-western fishing grounds than earlier this winter. The winter season is about to begin, with the usual excellent quality cod and saithe to be found on the trawlers’ home grounds to the south-west of Iceland.

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Bergey breaks ten billion barrier

Síldarvinnslan’s trawler Bergey docked yesterday with 70 tonnes of fish on board, mostly haddock caught off the east of Iceland. What makes this landing remarkable is that these tonnes saw the trawler’s total catch value tick past the ISK10 billion milestone.

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Cuts and increases proposed for deep-sea TACs

The Commission has proposed Total Allowable Catches (TAC) for a number of species for 2019 and 2020, in an effort to restore deep-sea fish stocks in the North-East Atlantic. Based on scientific advice, these new measures will enable stocks to gradually rebuild to sustainable levels.

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Busting the ten billion barrier

Bergur-Huginn trawler Vestmannaey docked last week after its 44th trip so far this year with a full fishroom, containing 70 tonnes of haddock and cod. This was the trip that took the trawler’s overall catch value through the ISK10 billion (€79.85 million) barrier.

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Record month for fresher pair

The two trawlers operated by Icelandic company Bergur-Huginn had their best month ever in April this year, between them landing 1538 tonnes and with each of them spending 17 days at sea. The company’s previous record month was in 2009 – when there were three trawlers in the company fleet.

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