Burden sharing crucial for Irish industry’s survival
Mackerel worth €26 million annually has been handed to the UK by Ireland under the Brexit arrangements

Burden sharing crucial for Irish industry’s survival

The Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation (KFO) has made a furious response to suggestions from the European Commission that there would be no reallocation of fish stocks between EU countries to ease…

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KFO demands compensation on mackerel
The KFO is set to seek an uplift in its mackerel quota to offset losses under the EU-UK deal

KFO demands compensation on mackerel

The Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation (KFO) has said that repeated guarantees given to Irish fishermen have effectively been shredded under the Brexit deal reached between the EU and the UK. According…

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2021 pelagic recommendations: herring up, mackerel down
ICES has recommended reductions to mackerel, blue whiting and horse mackerel quotas next year, but a 24% increase in Atlanto-Scandian herring

2021 pelagic recommendations: herring up, mackerel down

ICES has announced its 2021 North-Eastern Atlantic quota recommendations for mackerel, Atlanto-Scandian herring, horse mackerel and blue whiting. The recommendation is for mackerel to be set at 852,284, an 8%…

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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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Strong mackerel season in progress
Síldarvinnslan has taken landings of more than 21,000 tonnes of mackerel so far this season. Image: Síldarvinnslan

Strong mackerel season in progress

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Síldarvinnslan in eastern Iceland has taken landings of 21,300 tonnes of mackerel so far this season. According to the Neskaupstaður factory’s production manager Jón Gunnar Sigurjónsson, the season has gone…

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Iceland’s mackerel season takes off
Síldarvinnslan’s Mackerel production is in full swing. Image: Síldarvinnslan/Hákon Ernuson

Iceland’s mackerel season takes off

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Fishing for mackerel has improved in the last few days and Síldarvinnslan’s Neskaupstaður factory is buzzing with activity. So far the season has seen mainly larger for of 500+ grammes…

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First fish of the season landed in Neskaupstaður
Margrét landing the first herring and mackerel of the year to Síldarvinnslan’s Neskaupstaður factory. Image: Síldarvinnslan/Hákon Ernuson

First fish of the season landed in Neskaupstaður

The first landing of 250 tonnes of mixed herring and mackerel of the summer season has been landed to Síldarvinnslan’s processing plant in Neskaupstaður. Pelagic vessel Margrét landed this fish…

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Scottish mackerel group demands action on sustainability
Scottish mackerel fishermen and processors have slammed Iceland, Greenland and Russia for setting unilatereral mackerel quotas

Scottish mackerel group demands action on sustainability

The Scottish Pelagic Sustainability Group (SPSG) is calling for swift international action to protect the north-east Atlantic mackerel stock from what Scottish catchers and processors describe as ‘unilateral and unsustainable…

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Síldarvinnslan’s strong mackerel and herring season
Síldarvinnslan’s pelagic vessel Beitir is now searching for Icelandic summer-spawning herring. Image: Síldarvinnslan/Hákon Ernuson

Síldarvinnslan’s strong mackerel and herring season

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With both mackerel and Atlanto-Scandian herring seasons over, Síldarvinnslan’s pelagic vessel Beitir is now on the lookout for Icelandic summer-spawning herring. This year Síldarvinnslan’s fleet has quotas for 4000 tonnes…

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Healthy mackerel stock
ICES recommends a 20% increase in the mackerel TAC compared to its advice issued in May this year

Healthy mackerel stock

The publication on the 1st October of the ICES scientific advice for the 2020 North East Atlantic mackerel confirms that the stock is in good shape – making mackerel an…

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