Read more about the article New agreements for Atlanto-Scandian herring and blue whiting
Agreement has been reached on Atlanto-Scandian herring and blue whiting TACs for next year – but not on how to divide quotas between the coastal states

New agreements for Atlanto-Scandian herring and blue whiting

Norway, Russia, the EU, the Faroe Islands and Iceland have agreed on 2020 TACs for Atlanto-Scandian herring and blue whiting – but have yet to reach agreement on how quota…

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Read more about the article Good progress on herring
Pelagic vessel Venus has been fishing well on Atlanto-Scandian herring. Image: Brim

Good progress on herring

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‘There has been good fishing, but the herring have started heading eastwards now so we have to go further to find them,’ said Theodór Thórðarsson, skipper of Brim’s pelagic vessel…

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Read more about the article MSC says no to reinstating mackerel certificates – despite healthy stock
The MSC has declined to reinstate mackerel certification, citing lack of agreement and a lack of long-term management as the key reasons for its decision

MSC says no to reinstating mackerel certificates – despite healthy stock

The MSC has stated that it will not be reinstating certificates for North East Atlantic mackerel, even though the the latest scientific advice indicates a healthy stock. According to the…

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Read more about the article Flawed MSC standard, say pelagic associations
MINSA member associations state that the mackerel stock is in good condition, and the MSC certificate suspension could have been avoided

Flawed MSC standard, say pelagic associations

The Mackerel Industry Northern Sustainability Alliance (MINSA) members have issued a fact sheet and opinion on the events leading up to the suspension of MSC certification for mackerel, stating that…

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Read more about the article Pelagic trawler Rockall changes hands – becomes Ceton
Rockall was built at Karstensens for Astrid Fiskeri less than two years ago and has now been acquired by Swedish operator Gifico

Pelagic trawler Rockall changes hands – becomes Ceton

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Swedish fishing company Gifico has taken delivery of pelagic trawler Rockall, which now becomes the new Ceton. Acquired from the Astrid fishing company, Rockall is practically new – built less…

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Read more about the article 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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