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.
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.
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.
FISK Seafood, based at Sauðárkrókur in the north of Iceland, has acquired two groundfish trawlers and 660 tonnes of quotas from Grenivík company Gjögur.
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.
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.
Royal Greenland is reported to have agreed the sale of one of its factory trawlers to Icelandic fishing company Thorbjörn, with the handover due to take place next spring.
Icelandic fishing company HB Grandi continues to go through a period of change that began when a third of its ownership changed hands earlier this year. The company has announced the acquisition of another operator – and that its new freezer trawler currently under construction in Spain may be for sale.
Following the loss of Eben Haezer GY-57 last year, its owners have taken the decision to stay in fishing, with a switch to the Belgian flag and a flyshooter/trawler acquired from Denmark.
Icelandic fishing company Samherji is reported to have sold its pelagic factory vessel, which will be delivered to its new owners in Russia at the end of the year.