Bringing a wealth of experience to the Hampiðjan team

Kristinn Gestsson, until recently skipper of HB Grandi’s freezer trawler Therney, has joined Hampiðjan’s fishing gear division in a sales position. After his years in command of Therney, recently sold to South Africa, he says that with this new role ...

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BBC: How an Icelandic firm became a global food giant

A coverage about Marel was broadcast on BBC World TV network last week. A shorter version of it and an accompanying web article is available on the BBC website. The coverage is part of the BBC Business World Series on companies that started local and exp...

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Frozen fish ‘good as fresh’

RECENT research has shown that frozen white fish can be just as good as fresh fish provided certain conditions are met. Sintef, the Norwegian research organisation, has been conducting tests to examine the effect of different freezing and thawing metho...

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Fried saltfish with garlic and chillies

Saltfish makes wonderful meals of all kinds with recipes from the Iberians and Italians as well as the Nordic countries. The fact is that the most of the salted cod eaten in southern Europe comes from the north, from countries like Iceland and Norway. Her...

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Therney leaves Iceland

Freezer trawler Therney sailed from Reykjavík Friday at 1400 after having taken on fuel ahead of its long delivery trip to South Africa. HB Grandi has sold Therney to Sea Harvest Corporation (Pty) Ltd. in South Africa for $13.50 million, equivalent to IS...

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Seafood fraud ‘rampant’ in Canadian capital

A REPORT from the marine conservation charity Oceana Canada has unveiled ‘alarming results’ of seafood fraud in the federal capital Ottawa. Almost half of the samples tested – 45 out of 98 – were mislabelled while a third (33) were considered s...

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Steamed halibut with snails and fennel sauce

We are still going for the halibut, but in a totally different way. This meal is simple, but very tasty and surely not a common one, at least in Iceland. It is a good chance from everyday cooking and fully worthwhile to try it. It comes from the book the ...

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