54,200 tonne capelin quota advised
Capelin distribution 17-20th January off eastern Iceland. Image: Hafró

54,200 tonne capelin quota advised

Iceland’s Marine Research Institute has advised allocation of a 54,200 tonne capelin quota for the 2020-21 season in an update to its December advice. The current advice is based on…

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Blue whiting season in full swing
Egersund Ísland’s 2016m trawl has performed well on blue whiting

Blue whiting season in full swing

Fishing has been good for the Icelandic fleet fishing for blue whiting, and pelagic vessels Jón Kjartansson and Aðalsteinn Jónsson both started this year’s fishing with new trawl gear from…

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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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Capelin survey complete
Five vessels took part in the capelin survey that has just been completed. Image: Hafró

Capelin survey complete

The capelin survey managed by Iceland’s Institute of Marine Research, deploying two research vessels and three commercial fishing vessels, has come to an end. Capelin were located along the edge…

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Capelin search underway
Image, Hafró

Capelin search underway

Two research vessels and three commercial fishing vessels are now searching for capelin in Icelandic waters, according to a statement by Minister of Fisheries Kristján Thór Júlíusson. Research vessel Árni…

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Dutch pelagic fleet goes for Vónin 2300
Willem van der Zwan SCH-302 called in Fuglafjörður to pick up its new Vónin 2300 trawl. Image: Vónin

Dutch pelagic fleet goes for Vónin 2300

Vónin’s 2300 metre pelagic trawl has been around for a while and has already proved what it can do for the Faroese, Icelandic, Norwegian, Russian and UK fishing vessels that…

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New Altaire ordered from Skagen yard
The new Altaire will be the latest in a series of vessels to carry the name. Image: Karstensens Skibsværft

New Altaire ordered from Skagen yard

The Altaire Fishing Company has ordered a new pelagic vessel to be built by Karstsensens Skibsværft, with the hull due to be delivered to the yard in Skagen on late…

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22,000 tonne capelin quota advised
The December survey identified capelin across waters north of Iceland. Image: Hafró

22,000 tonne capelin quota advised

Following a research survey involving four commercial vessels, Iceland’s Marine and Freshwater Research Institute has advised allocating a 22,000 tonne capelin quota for this winter’s season. Icelandic pelagic vessels Kap,…

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Last blue whiting of the year
Síldarvinnslan’s pelagic vessels Börkur and Beitir docking in Norðfjörður during a downpour. Image: Síldarvinnslan/Smári Geirsson

Last blue whiting of the year

Síldarvinnslan’s pelagic vessels Börkur and Beitir have finished their last blue whiting trips of the year – and skippers and crews are hoping for positive news of a capelin season…

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Sildelaget breaks NoK10 billion barrier
Sales of pelagic species through Sildelaget have been worth more than NoK10 billion this year. Image: Sildelaget

Sildelaget breaks NoK10 billion barrier

For the first time, Norwegian sales organisation Sildelaget has punched through NoK10 billion to set a new sales record for pelagic fish. ‘Due to the fantastic efforts of pelagic fishermen…

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