Mackerel still scarce – for the moment
Kap and Huginn started early searching for mackerel this year. Image: VSV

Mackerel still scarce – for the moment

Two Westman Islands pelagic vessels, Kap and Huginn, have been searching for mackerel with little success so far. ‘The water is pretty cold, eight to nine degrees on the surface.…

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Freezing round the clock as capelin season comes to an end
Kap steaming in to the Westman Islands with a cargo of roe-bearing capelin. Image: Thomas Köhn/Marhólmar

Freezing round the clock as capelin season comes to an end

Pelagic vessel Kap landed 1200 tonnes of capelin to Vinnslustöðin’s plant in the Westman Islands on Friday, according to Sindri Viðarsson who heads the company’s pelagic division. ‘I’ll be satisfied…

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Pelagic operator changes hands
Vinnslustöðin has acquired fishing company Huginn ehf and its pelagic vessel Huginn VE-55

Pelagic operator changes hands

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Westman Islands fishing company Huginn ehf has been acquired by fishing and processing group Vinnslustöðin hf, along with its quotas for herring, capelin, mackerel and blue whiting, and purser-trawler Huginn…

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Westman Islands’ successful herring season
VSV’s pelagic vessel Ísleifur arriving with a full payload of Atlanto-Scandian herring. Image: Sverrir Haraldsson/VSV

Westman Islands’ successful herring season

Westman Islands processor Vinnslustöðin (VSV) has taken delivery of 5500 tonnes of Atlanto-Scandian herring as this year’s season comes to an end. ‘This has been a highly successful season and…

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Hello, herring – mackerel season over
This year’s mackerel season has come to an end for Westman Islands processor VSV. Image: VSV/Hreinn Magnússon

Hello, herring – mackerel season over

Westman Islands fishing company Vinnslustöðin (VSV) has received its first landings of herring this autumn, and the mackerel season has come to an close. The Icelandic herring season has been…

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VSV staff break saltfish records
VSV’s saltfish production has been breaking records. Image: Vinnslustöðin

VSV staff break saltfish records

In spite of restrictions and strict hygiene rules over and above the usual requirements, staff at the Vinnslustöðin (VSV) factory in the Westman Islands have already produced more saltfish this…

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