Mackerel moving fast
Síldarvinnslan's pelagic vessel Börkur. Image: Síldarvinnslan

Mackerel moving fast

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Icelandic fishing company Síldarvinnslan’s Börkur landed 1200 tonnes of mackerel to the production plant this week, while the other company’s other vessels Beitir and Bjarni Ólafsson are and sea and…

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Good fishing, fine mackerel
HB Grandi's pelagic vessel Víkingur

Good fishing, fine mackerel

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HB Grandi’s pelagic vessel Víkingur is in port in Vopnafjörður after completing its trip with 770 tonnes on board. According to skipper Albert Sveinsson, fishing has been mainly good over…

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Mackerel all the way to Svalbard
The mackerel ecosystem survey encountered mackerel all the way north to 78°N

Mackerel all the way to Svalbard

The mackerel ecosystem survey has been completed and scientists have located large volumes, but small amounts of juvenile mackerel in coastal waters. The six participating vessels have mapped an area…

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Síldarvinnslan’s mackerel season gets underway
Síldarvinnslan is expecting the first mackerel landing of the year at its Neskaupstaður factory today

Síldarvinnslan’s mackerel season gets underway

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This year’s mackerel season is getting underway for Icelandic east coast company Síldarvinnslan, with the first landing of the year due today. Preparations have been in progress at the company’s…

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First mackerel of the season
Huginn VE-55 landed 220 tonnes of mackerel, kicking off this year’s mackerel season

First mackerel of the season

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Icelandic pelagic vessel Huginn VE-55 this week landed the first mackerel of the season to Vinnslustöðin (VSV) in the Westman Islands. ‘The fish is fine, although there’s some feed in…

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Cleopatra mackerel hunter delivered to Shetland
Endeavour LK-11 is the first Cleopatra 32 to be fitted out for fishing. Image: Trefjar

Cleopatra mackerel hunter delivered to Shetland

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A new Cleopatra 32 has been delivered to Jimmy Hutchinson and his two sons in Whalsay. The 9.6gt Endeavour LK-11 is the first of its kind, built on a hull…

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Minister asks MSC to reconsider mackerel suspension
Norway’s Minister of Fisheries has asked the Marine Stewardship Council to re-assess mackerel certification

Minister asks MSC to reconsider mackerel suspension

‘In light of the revised ICES advice, I believe that the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) must reconsider the suspension of the MSC Atlantic mackerel certification,’ said Norwegian Fisheries Minister Harald…

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ICES mackerel advice doubled

ICES has reviewed its advice for the 2019 mackerel fishery and doubled its recommendation for the overall catch

ICES mackerel advice doubled


ICES has revised its advice for the mackerel fishery, with a figure more than double its original advice. In the light of its findings, the ICES recommendation goes from 318,000…

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