The advantage of two propellers
Bergey approaching the Westman Islands, powered by just one of its two propellers. Image: Guðmundur Alfreðsson

The advantage of two propellers

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Bergur-Huginn’s fresher trawler Bergey docked in the Westman Islands yesterday with a full fishroom after a six-day trip, making it home this time on half-power. According to skipper Ragnar Waage…

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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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Good fishing – when the weather gives us a chance
Vigri has had nothing but heavy weather for the first ten days of its trip

Good fishing – when the weather gives us a chance

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‘We’re making steady progress. The problem is that the weather has been terrible all through this trip. There have been a few breaks between storms, and that’s when we’re able…

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High-tech processing plant opens in Murmansk
The Valka portioning system plays a central role in the new Murman Seafood factory. Photo: Valka

High-tech processing plant opens in Murmansk

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A new plant opened in Murmansk represents the latest in fish processing technology, designed to work with either fresh or seafrozen groundfish. The Murman Seafood plant is the latest to…

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Production starts at world-leading new groundfish plant
The new factory is in the northern Icelandic port of Dalvík. Image: Samherji

Production starts at world-leading new groundfish plant

The first fish were processed last week at the new processing plant that is the culmination of a four-year process to design and build one of the most sophisticated facilities…

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Iceland’s winter season gets going
Bergur-Huginn’s trawler Vestmannaey. Image: Síldarvinnslan/Guðmundur Alfreðsson

Iceland’s winter season gets going

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Both of the trawlers operated by Westman Islands company Bergur-Huginn docked yesterday with full fishrooms, as Iceland’s south coast winter season looks to be getting underway. According to Vestmannaey’s skipper…

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Fishing well close to home
HB Grandi’s fresher trawler Viðey. Image: HB Grandi

Fishing well close to home

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HB Grandi’s fresher trawler Viðey docked in Reykjavík yesterday morning, a day ahead of schedule. The reason? Excellent fishing on the company trawlers’ home grounds. According to skipper Jóhannes Ellert…

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Catch handling deck contracts go to Akureyri yard
Kaldbakur is one of the two Samherji fresher trawlers that will be fitted with new catch handling decks. Image: Slippurinn

Catch handling deck contracts go to Akureyri yard

Akureyri shipyard Slippurinn has struck a deal to fit two of Samherji’s fresher trawlers with catch handing decks, with one full deck to be fitted this summer and the second…

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VSV trawlers’ record-breaking March
VSV’s trawler Breki has landed more than 1200 tonnes during march. Image: Skipasýn

VSV trawlers’ record-breaking March

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Westman Islands fishing company VSV has seen its groundfish fleet doing exceptionally well during the last month. Fresher trawler Breki made landings totalling 1200 tonnes during March, which is a…

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