New net loft to open this summer

Due to a significant increase in demand for its gear, Nordsø Trawl in Thyborøn is now building a new 2600 square metre net loft that will be ready for use this summer.The new building will be mainly be used for fishing gear production as well as providi...

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Venus Delivery gets closer

The new Venus NS, HB Grandi’s new pelagic vessel under construction in Turkey, is expected to go on sea trials on the 22nd of this month. If everything goes according to plan, the company expects to take delivery of the new vessel next month. According ...

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Good catches in February

The total catch of Icelandic vessels was over 222 thousand tonnes in February 2015,  an increase of 120 thousand tonnes compared to February 2014. Demersal catch was similar between years but the capelin catch increased significantly, was 180 thousand to...

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Profits in the Icelandic Fishing Industry 18% in 2013

The Icelandic fishing industry was doing well in 2013 but still worse compared to the year before. Total catch was 1,4 million tons. Average prices in foreign markets went down 2013  by 6,1%. The total export went up 1,4% in value and 7,5% in quantity. S...

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Martak is launching a new shrimp peeler

The Icelandic company Martak, based in Grindavík is shortly lauching a new revolutionary shrimp peeling machine. The new machine will use less water and energy than those now already on the market and the yield will also be higher. The new peeler could r...

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New international website on Icelandic fisheries

A new international website on Icelandic fisheries, icefishnews.com is now being launched. We aim to introduce to the world the activities of the Icelandic fishing industry; the fishing fleet,  fish processing, exporting and numerous technical companies ...

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Icelandic Bacalao for Easter

Iceland is famous for its clear and clean ocean and the healthy high quality fish from its waters. Therefor we find it appropriate to bring to the readers of icefishnews.com a weekly fish recipe built on Icelandic fish, probably the best raw material in t...

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The capelin season is coming to an end

The capelin season in Iceland  is about to end with over 60.000 tonnes remaining of the total allowable catch of 393.000 tonnes. Bad weather and changed behaviour of the capelin has made the fishing extremely difficult as numerous storms have been floggi...

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Marel to merge its Bornholm and Aarhus activities

Marel is transferring all of its activities in Bornholm, Denmark to an existing facility in Aarhus, Denmark. Bornholm activities which are focused on development and manufacturing of advanced portioning equipment for the meat, fish and poultry industries ...

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Good start of the lumpfish season

The season for lumpfish in Iceland is starting well. The fishermen hauled their nets Sunday and Monday and catches were good. Markets both for the fish and the roe have improved since last year when old inventories  pressed the prices down The season sta...

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