Summer turned out well for Brim trawlers
Brim’s fresher trawler Akurey is one of the two that have been fishing off the north coast of Iceland this summer

Summer turned out well for Brim trawlers

The fresher trawlers operated by Brim (previously HB Grandi) have had a good summer, according to Viðey’s skipper Jóhannes Ellert Eiríksson, who landed his last trip of the 2018-19 quota…

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Patchy fishing for saithe
Saithe has been scarce for Akurey's crew this trip

Patchy fishing for saithe

‘It hasn’t been an easy trip, although we can say that when the weather has been decent, so has the fishing.Right now it’s blowing hard, a real storm, and we’re…

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Saithe chasing capelin

‘Fishing has been good all through the autumn and weather conditions have been fine. There were two deep depressions that passed over the Westfjords during the last trip, but we escaped the worst of it,’ said Heimir Guðbjörnsson, skipper of HB Grandi’s fresher trawler Helga María.

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Choke or crying wolf?

An assessment by Philip Taylor, campaign manager for Open Seas, and Griffin Carpenter, an economic modeller at the New Economics Foundation, concludes that fears of a choke on fishing in the UK’s hake, saithe, whiting and haddock fisheries in 2016 did not materialise.

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