Saving the season for Norwegian purser
Rav alongside at Hampiðjan Neskaupstaður. Image: Hampiðjan

Saving the season for Norwegian purser

When Norwegian pelagic vessel Rav docked with a badly damaged purse seine, the rest of its capelin season was looking dubious. The gear had been fouled in the net bin…

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Pandalus trawl and T90 codend prove their worth
Klakkur ÍS-903 is towing Pandalus shrimp trawls with four-panel codends. Image: Bergthór Gunnlaugsson

Pandalus trawl and T90 codend prove their worth

New Pandalus shrimp trawls with four-panel codends rigged on QuickLines have been a success story for offshore shrimper Klakkur ÍS-903 this summer. ‘Let’s say that catches have been pretty good…

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Seine nets don’t come smarter than this
Egill ÍS-77 is one of the seine netter that have struck it lucky with new gear from Hampiðjan

Seine nets don’t come smarter than this

‘These seine nets are pure genius, plus there has been heavy fishing all summer,’ said Stefán Egilsson, skipper of Thingeyri seine netter Egill ÍS-77. He is one of a number…

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Blue Army and Hampiðjan join forces
Hampiðjan ísland managing director Jón Oddur Davíðsson, Hampiðjan CEO Hjörtur Erlendsson, Blue Army founder Tómas J. Knútsson, and Hampiðjan CFO Emil Viðar Eythórsson

Blue Army and Hampiðjan join forces

A co-operation agreement on clearing waste from Iceland’s beaches has been struck between Hampiðjan and the Blue Army. Hampiðjan will provide support worth ISK2.40 million annually to the Blue Army…

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Hampiðjan brings in more experience
Hampiðjan’s latest recruit Jónas Thór Friðriksson, flanked by colleagues Rut Jónsdóttir and Heiðar Guðmundsson

Hampiðjan brings in more experience

Jónas Thór Friðriksson has been appointed sales manager for Hampiðjan’s ropes and netting. He joins Hampiðjan after 20 years as sales manager of Ísfell’s trawl gear division, and his career…

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Hampiðjan buys into Jackson Trawls
Hampiðjan has agreed to acquire an 80% stake in Peterhead fishing gear supplier Jackson Trawls. Image: Jackson Trawls

Hampiðjan buys into Jackson Trawls

Icelandic fishing gear group Hampiðjan has struck an agreement to acquire an 80% holding in Scottish companies Jackson Trawls and Jackson Offshore Supply. Jackson Trawls was established in Peterhead by…

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Jagger – new demersal trawl design from Hampiðjan
Hampiðjan’s design team used the tried-and-tested Bacalao trawl as the starting point to design the new Jagger demersal trawl. Image: Hampiðjan

Jagger – new demersal trawl design from Hampiðjan

A new version of the 88.40 metre Bacalao trawl that incorporates some key innovations has been performing well. Among those who have long experience of the Bacalao trawl are the…

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T90 Hemmer trawl scores all round for veteran factory trawler
Kleifaberg is one of the oldest factory trawlers in the Icelandic fleet and has a record of being a consistently successful ship. Image: Markús Karl

T90 Hemmer trawl scores all round for veteran factory trawler

‘It’s a low-maintenance all-round trawl that’s light to tow and sits well on the bottom,’ said Víðir Jónsson, skipper of factory trawler Kleifaberg, describing the T90 Hemmer trawl supplied by…

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Split codend makes all the difference
Bolungarvík trawler Sirrý has switched to Hampiðjan split codends rigged on Quicklines, with impressive results. Image, Hampiðjan

Split codend makes all the difference

Icelandic trawler Sirrý has switched from a single codend to a high-tech pair of bags with innovative rigging – which has immediately paid dividends in terms of quality and ease…

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