Pelagic sector invites Greenpeace collaboration
The PFA has responded to Greenpeace UK’s claims concerning the pelagic fleet’s activities

Pelagic sector invites Greenpeace collaboration

The Pelagic Freezer-trawler Association (PFA) has extended an invitation to Greenpeace UK, pointing out that the NGO has published inaccurate and misleading information as part of its campaign group on…

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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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North Atlantic Pelagic Advocacy Group established
The newly-established North Atlantic Pelagic Advocacy Group has been set up in the UK, and its membership now includes European processors and retailers

North Atlantic Pelagic Advocacy Group established

A UK-based supply chain led initiative, focused on driving improvements to the management of the North East Atlantic fisheries for mackerel, herring and blue whiting has been established. The formal…

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Samherji’s new Vilhelm Thorsteinsson afloat
Craning the wheelhouse into position. Image: Samherji

Samherji’s new Vilhelm Thorsteinsson afloat

A new pelagic vessel ordered by Icelandic fishing and processing company Samherji has been successfully launched at Karstensens in Gdynia. According to the company, the hull was ready for launch…

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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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Gearing up for tuna
Working on pelagic gear at SNG’s Killybegs net loft. Image: SNG

Gearing up for tuna

Feedback from Swan-Net Gundry (SNG) customers has been highly positive as the company’s new design concept of incorporating more mesh into the side wing panels of pelagic trawls for herring,…

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Varðin sells Jupiter
Jupiter was built at Langsten Slip in Norway in 1994

Varðin sells Jupiter

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Gøta-based fishing company Varðin has sold pelagic vessel Jupiter to Kollafjörður company Northwest Pelagic in Kollafjørður. Jupiter has been sold without quotas and was expected to be back at sea…

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Zamakona starts cutting steel for new Gitte Henning
Zamakona has begun cutting steel for the new Gitte Henning. Image: Zamakona

Zamakona starts cutting steel for new Gitte Henning

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The Zamakona shipyard has started cutting steel for newbuilding NB 799 – which will become the new Gitte Henning. According to the yard, this is going to be a remarkable…

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Agreement struck for better monitoring of pelagic fish stocks
European fishmeal producers have welcomed the agreement struck between the European Union, Norway and the Faroe Islands on monitoring, control and surveillance of shared pelagic stocks

Agreement struck for better monitoring of pelagic fish stocks

The European Union, Norway and the Faroe Islands reached a coastal states agreement for the monitoring, control and surveillance (MSC) of shared pelagic stocks fisheries in the North-East Atlantic; mackerel,…

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Blue whiting makes top-quality meal
Síldarvinnslan’s fishmeal plant in Seyðisfjörður. Image: SVN/Ómar Bogason

Blue whiting makes top-quality meal

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Síldarvinnslan’s pelagic vessel Beitir docked in Neskaupstaður, the latest in a series of landings to the company’s fishmeal plants in eastern Iceland. This time Beitir was alongside with the full…

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