HB Grandi’s trawlers have fished well over the last year. Catches came to a total of 47,700 tonnes, with a catch value of ISK9.30 billion, according to Birkir Hrannar Hjálmarsson, operations manager of the company’s trawlers. By comparison, this year’s catches are slightly better than the 2008 landings, when the trawlers accounted for catches totalling 47,160 tonnes. Catch values are up by ISK2.20 billion, an increase of 30.70% between 2008 and 2009.
HB Grandi operates five factory freezer trawlers and three fresher trawlers. This year the freezer vessels caught 31,900 tonnes, with a catch value of ISK7.50 billion The fresher trawlers caught 15,800 tonnes, valued at ISK1.827 million.