The government of Greenland has set this year’s mackerel quota for East Greenland at 85,000 tonnes, along with a 20,000 tonne herring quota and a 15,000 tonne blue whiting quota.
While much work still remains to be done, Scottish Pelagic Sustainability Group (SPSG) chairman John Goodlad says the Group should take considerable pride in its achievements so far and the Scottish pelagic sector can look to the future with confidence.
While much work still remains to be done, Scottish Pelagic Sustainability Group (SPSG) chairman John Goodlad says the Group should take considerable pride in its achievements so far and the Scottish pelagic sector can look to the future with confidence. SPSG, which represents those involved in the catching, processing and marketing of herring, mackerel and blue whiting, says it is committed to a sustainable future by continuing to develop its programme of responsible fishing initiatives.
The newest fishing vessel to join the Danish fleet has been delivered to its owners at the Karstensens yard in Skagen. Pelagic vessel Ruth combines a host of new ideas into its 87 metre hull and it has a 3430 cubic metre RSW capacity in its thirteen tanks
Fishing and processing company Eskja, based in the Icelandic east coast port of Eskifjörður, has contracted Skaginn and a group of partner companies to build a new pelagic processing plant. With a construction time of only six months, the new factory is scheduled to be ready for production in September this year.
Plans by the Nergård group in Norway to invest in a processing factory in the Shetland Islands now appear doubtful as the request for additional harbour facilities to be built on Whalsay have been refused, reports Shetland News.
The EU pelagic fishing sector as the Northern Pelagic Working Group is appalled by the blue whiting agreement that was signed between the EC and Norway on 15th December and presented to the Council during the final phase of the December Council meeting.
Last year 55,0000 tonnes of frozen products made their way through cold stores run by Síldarvinnslan in eastern Iceland.
According to Norðlýsið, Faroese operator Næraberg has bought Danish pelagic vessel Ruth from Hirtshals.
Stor efterspørgsel, især fra sydøstasiatiske lande, presser de indiske hjemmemarkedspriser for små pelagiske fisk.