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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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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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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DTU Aqua appoints professor of fishing gear innovation
Ludvig Ahm Krag on Powell Island during a research trip on board a krill trawler at the Antarctic. The krill fishery here is one of the most technologically advanced fisheries in the world. Image: Bjørn Arne Krafft.

DTU Aqua appoints professor of fishing gear innovation

Ludvig Ahm Krag has been appointed Professor at DTU, where he heads the fisheries technology research group, replacing his title of senior researcher with the title of Professor of Fishing…

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Diving deep into data with SeaScann
The prototype of Skaginn 3X's EU-funded SeaScann system has yielded promising results.

Diving deep into data with SeaScann

Development of the EU-funded SeaScann grading and registration system is in progress. The system aims bring fish traceability to new levels, increase raw material utilisation and vastly improve vision grading…

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Capelin survey ready to start
Icelandic and Greenland research vessels are conducting this year’s autumn capelin survey. Image: Hafro

Capelin survey ready to start

Icelandic research vessel Árni Friðriksson is expected to sail on Monday morning to start this year’s 22-day autumn capelin survey, joined by another research vessel from Greenland. The survey will…

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Surveying the Black Sea’s rapa whelk
Recording data from a rapa whelk survey in Turkey. Image: ©Sumae

Surveying the Black Sea’s rapa whelk

Initially considered a marine pest, rapa whelk are now exported around the world and underpin millions of dollars in revenues for Black Sea nations. As rapa whelks are believed to…

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NetTag aims to track lost fishing gear
The international NetTag initiative aims to reduce ghost fishing gear

NetTag aims to track lost fishing gear

A miniature transponder that can be attached to fishing gear is being developed and trialled as part of a project aimed at reducing ghost fishing. The acoustic devices attached to…

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St Helena’s Blue Belt tuna tagging programme
Waylon Thomas, head of St Helena Fishermen’s Association, catching a skipjack tuna from fishing vessel Catfish

St Helena’s Blue Belt tuna tagging programme

A Blue Belt tuna tagging programme is taking place on the Atlantic island of St Helena as part of a wider project tagging 120,000 tropical tuna species from across the…

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