With 2021 almost at an end, Fishfacts has packed a year’s worth of fishing fleet activity into a series of short videos.
Set to a backing track that most of us a certain generation will recognise… the tracks of Icelandic, Faroese and Norwegian commercial fishing vessels over the year are compressed into a couple of minutes.
It’s naturally not quite to the end of the year, but takes us from 1st January up to 17th December, with national waters of each becoming steadily packed out with multi-coloured lines, and the different long-distance fisheries of these fleets showing up at different times – freezer vessels heading for the Barents Sea and Greenland, and the pelagic fleet creating hotspots of activity as the seasons have changed, going from deep west of Ireland to international waters in between Iceland and Norway, plus the tracks that pick out where catches are discharged.
The Icelandic fleet’s tracks over the year
And the Faroese fleet’s wide-ranging activity across the North Atlantic
The Norwegian fleet’s fisheries during 2021, in home waters and beyond