Blue whiting into the grey zone

Pelagic vessels from Iceland have started fishing on blue whiting in the grey zone south of the Faroe Islands. Síldarvinnslan reports that its vessels Bjarni Ólafsson, Beitir and Börkur have…

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Response to Greenpeace’s Margiris claims
Margiris has been fishing in Mauretania since 7th March

Response to Greenpeace’s Margiris claims

The Delegation of the European Union to Mauritania has responded to a recent Greenpeace statement claiming ‘massive looting of Mauritanian fish stocks essential to food security’ by freezer trawler Margiris.…

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Bringing experience to Vónin’s pelagic team
Experienced trawl master Oddmar Ørvarodd has come ashore to join Vónin’s pelagic sales team

Bringing experience to Vónin’s pelagic team

Experienced trawl specialist Oddmar Ørvarodd has joined Vónin’s pelagic sales team. He comes from a position as a chief trawl master on board Nikolay Telenkov, which has been trawling in…

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First sea trials for new Börkur
Börkur has carried out initial sea trials. Image: Karl Jóhann Birgisson

First sea trials for new Börkur

The new pelagic vessel Börkur, under construction at Karstensens Skibsværft in Skagen for Icelandic company Síldarvinnslan, has undergone a successful round of initial sea trials. On board were fleet manager…

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Iceland’s capelin season gets underway
Main photo: Brim's pelagic vessels Venus and Víkingur ship their shallow capelin purse seines from the Hampiðjan net loft in Reykjavík before heading east to search for capelin. Image: Hampiðjan

Iceland’s capelin season gets underway

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This year’s capelin season has finally started for the Icelandic fleet, with the first landings to Neskaupstaður, Vopnafjörður and the Westman Islands. Fishing has been in the Meðallandsbugt area west…

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Capelin production starts after three-year break
Norwegian pelagic vessel Fiskebas was the first to land capelin in Neskaupstaður. Image: Síldarvinnslan/Smári Geirsson

Capelin production starts after three-year break

This weekend the Síldarvinnslan factory at Neskaupstaður in eastern Iceland began processing capelin for the first time in three years, working with raw material landed by Norwegian pelagic vessels. The…

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