Ownership change at pelagic processor
Scandic Pelagic Ellös AB becomes Sweden Pelagic AB

Ownership change at pelagic processor

All of the shares in Swedish pelagic processor Scandic Pelagic’s operations in Sweden have been acquired by Västkustfisk SVC AB. Scandic Pelagic Ellös AB has changes its name to Sweden…

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Blue whiting until Christmas
Síldarvinnalan’s Börkur is now fishing for Icelandic summer-spawning herring. Image: Síldarvinnslan/Smári Geirsson

Blue whiting until Christmas

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Icelandic processor Síldarvinnslan received landings of 25,357 tonnes of Atlanto-Scandian herring during this year’s season, with the first landing on the 11th of September and the last on 29th October.…

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Hello, herring – mackerel season over
This year’s mackerel season has come to an end for Westman Islands processor VSV. Image: VSV/Hreinn Magnússon

Hello, herring – mackerel season over

Westman Islands fishing company Vinnslustöðin (VSV) has received its first landings of herring this autumn, and the mackerel season has come to an close. The Icelandic herring season has been…

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1150 tonnes of herring in two tows
Margrét landing herring in Neskaupstaður. Image: Síldarvinnslan/Smári Geirsson

1150 tonnes of herring in two tows

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Pelagic vessel Margrét docked at Neskaupstaður in eastern Iceland yesterday with 1150 tonnes herring caught in only two tows. ‘It went like clockwork,’ said Margrét’s skipper Birkir Hreinsson as the…

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MSC recertifies French herring fishery
The FROM Nord member vessels’ MSC certification for its herring fishery has been renewed. Image: MSC

MSC recertifies French herring fishery

The herring fishery pursued by nine FROM Nord member vessels has been recertified by the MSC. The group of nine trawlers between them land around 2500 tonnes of herring annually.…

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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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Norway increases its share of herring fishery

The Norwegian Ministry of Fisheries has announced that it has set a quota for Atlanto-Scandian herring of 429,650 tonnes, equivalent to 73% of the 588,562 tonne TAC agreed during recent coastal states negotiations.

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One herring season over, another starting

Iceland’s Atlanto-Scandian herring season has come to an end for this year, with Síldarvinnslan’s pelagic vessel Börkur finishing with a 1225 tonne herring landing in Neskaupstaður last week.

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