36-hour trips
Landing catches from Vestmannaey and Bergey. Image: Síldarvinnslan/Guðmundur Alfreðsson

36-hour trips

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With heavy fishing off the south of Iceland, Bergur-Huginn’s fresher trawlers have both made capacity landings twice in a row. Vestmannaey and Bergey docked in the Westman Islands with full…

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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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The advantage of two propellers
Bergey approaching the Westman Islands, powered by just one of its two propellers. Image: Guðmundur Alfreðsson

The advantage of two propellers

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Bergur-Huginn’s fresher trawler Bergey docked in the Westman Islands yesterday with a full fishroom after a six-day trip, making it home this time on half-power. According to skipper Ragnar Waage…

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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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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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Westman Islands netting season in full swing
Netters Kap II and Brynjólfur have been fishing well for Vinnslustöðin this winter. Image: Vinnslustöðin

Westman Islands netting season in full swing

Netters Kap II and Brynjólfur, owned by Westman Islands company Vinnslustöðin, have been fishing well close to home this winter, with the bulk of catches going for saltfish production. Since…

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Iceland’s winter season gets going
Bergur-Huginn’s trawler Vestmannaey. Image: Síldarvinnslan/Guðmundur Alfreðsson

Iceland’s winter season gets going

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Both of the trawlers operated by Westman Islands company Bergur-Huginn docked yesterday with full fishrooms, as Iceland’s south coast winter season looks to be getting underway. According to Vestmannaey’s skipper…

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