Varðin sells Jupiter
Jupiter was built at Langsten Slip in Norway in 1994

Varðin sells Jupiter

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Gøta-based fishing company Varðin has sold pelagic vessel Jupiter to Kollafjörður company Northwest Pelagic in Kollafjørður. Jupiter has been sold without quotas and was expected to be back at sea…

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Longliner sold to Iceland
Aja Aalu has been sold to Iceland and renamed Sólborg

Longliner sold to Iceland

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Icelandic fishing company fishing company Útgerðarfé­lag Reykja­vík­ur has acquired a netter/longliner from Greenland. The 34 metre, 9 metre breadth Qaqortoq-registered Aja Aalu was built by Karstensens Skibsværft in Denmark in…

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HB Grandi sells innovative trawler
Engey RE-1 has been sold to Murmansk Trawl Fleet

HB Grandi sells innovative trawler

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Icelandic fishing company HB Grandi took delivery of three new groundfish trawlers, with the first of the series, Engey RE-1, delivered in 2017. The company has been going through numerous…

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Generational shift at Royal Greenland’s fleet
Royal Greenland’s trawler Qaqqatsiaq is going to new owners in the Baltic region in May. Image: Royal Greenland

Generational shift at Royal Greenland’s fleet

Two of Royal Greenland’s trawlers are about to leave the company’s fleet as they are due to be replaced shortly with new fishing capacity. The 27-year-old Sisimiut and 17-year-old Qaqqatsiaq…

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Bergey sold to Grundarfjörður

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Síldarvinnsla subsidiary Bergur-Huginn has signed a contract to sell one of its two groundfish trawlers to Grundarfjörður company Guðmundi Runólfsson hf, with a handover date no later than September.

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Veteran Icelandic trawler sold to Spain

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Westman Islands company Vinnslustöðin (VSV) has sold its trawler Sindri to owners in Spain, after operating it for a relatively short time to bridge a gap in supplies while the company’s new trawler was being completed.

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Julie of Ladram joins Waterdance fleet

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South-West fishing company Waterdance has made an addition to its fleet, and the beam trawler joining the Brixham fleet takes its name after parent company Greendale’s much-missed and respected administrator Julie Jones who passed away last year after many years with the company, during which time she saw it grow significantly.

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FISK Seafood buys groundfish pair

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FISK Seafood, based at Sauðárkrókur in the north of Iceland, has acquired two groundfish trawlers and 660 tonnes of quotas from Grenivík company Gjögur.

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Iceland’s factory trawler fleet continues to shrink

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Factory trawler Guðmundur í Nesi RE-13 has been advertised for sale and its crew of 36 given notice as the latest round of fleet reduction by fishing company Útgerðarfélag Reykjavíkur hf (ÚR), previously known as Brim, takes place. The company is expected to be left with a single vessel in operation by the beginning of next year.

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Vilhelm Thorsteinsson lands for the last time in Iceland

Samerji’s pelagic freezer trawler Vilhelm Thorsteinsson docked in Neskaupstaðar this week with 570 tonnes of frozen Atlanto-Scandian herring on board, making its last landing under the Icelandic flag before being delivered to its new owners in Russia.

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