Record catch value for Þerney

Factory trawler Þerney RE is due to dock in Reykjavík today. The ship is now steaming home after a successful trip in Norwegian waters. The catch is estimated at 1272 tonnes of raw fish with value of ISK 506 million. That amounts to 3,4 million euros. A...

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Good landings in Grindavík

Landings of cod in Iceland have been pretty good this season, in spite of very harsh weather this winter. The bigger auto line boats  are regularly landing  around 80 tonnes each a week and the smaller boats, fishing with longline or gillnets come inn e...

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Arctic charr tortilla wraps

Iceland is the world biggest farmer of the exotic fish arctic charr. The world market is only 5.000 to 6.000 tonnes and Icelandic firms are producing 3.500 – 4.000 tonnes annually. The main markets  are on the north east coast of the United States ...

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Catches in line with the TAC

Good 60% of the TAC of cod in Iceland has been taken of the group of bigger vessels at the first half of the fishing year. That is almost the same as last year, only 0.4% less. After the first quarter of the fishing year the cod catch of this fleet was 85...

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40% increase in the lumpfish stock

Biomass indices in the annual spring survey of demersal species by the Marine Research Institution recently completed show a big growth in the stock of lumpfish in Icelandic waters. The index now is 40% higher than last year at 9.05 which is the highest f...

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Roughly 11% decrease in catch values in 2014

According to preliminary data from Statistics Iceland for 2014 the value of catch of the Icelandic fishing fleet has decreased by 10.9% since 2013. Value of demersal catch was 92 billion ISK in 2014 which is about 1% decrease from 2013. The value of all s...

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Good fishing off Reykjanes

Wetfish trawler Sturlaugur H Bödvarsson docked in Reykjavík Sunday morning with 120 tonnes of fish after only two and a half days on the fishing grounds. The plan had been to land today, but good fishing meant that the trip was shortened by two days. Sk...

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Seafood paella

Fish for Friday is a good slogan since fish is extremely healthy, good for our brain and heart. But the day does not really matter. We should eat fish at least once in a week or more often. Iceland is one of the best sources of healthy fish, probably most...

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Satisfied with Hampidjan’s new codends

The crew of fresher trawler Sturlaugur H Bödvarsson have been using a new design of four­panel codend with great success. Skipper Eiríkur Jónsson told the homepage of Hampidjan that the new codends are much easier to handle than the older versions, re...

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