Scottish seafood ‘key to prosperity’

SCOTLAND’S First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has hailed the ‘astonishing growth’ of seafood and whisky exports to China at the start of her official visit to Beijing this week. Scottish seafood – mainly farmed salmon – continues to be Scotland’...

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Saithe comes in fits and starts

HB Grandi’s trawler Engey has finished its second trip following a break in fishing due to an annual inspection that was carried out on the slipway in Reykjavík. According to Engey’s skipper Friðleifur Einarsson, fishing has been good, but has been ...

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Fine fishing on blue whiting

‘Fishing has been excellent. We’ve just finished pumping 450 tonnes after a ten-hour tow,’ said Albert Sveinsson, skipper of HB Grandi’s pelagic vessel Víkingur, which is now fishing for blue whiting at the southern end of the Faroese EEZ. Víkin...

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Arctic char

Arctic char is a true delicacy originated from the high north. It is a kind of trout and lives in rivers and lakes south of the north pole around the arctic circle in Alaska, Canada, Greenland, Iceland, Norway and Russia and is farmed in a few countries o...

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West coast ‘important’ herring ground

A SURVEY to assess herring stocks to the west of Scotland has found that the area to the west of Melvaig, Wester Ross, holds some importance as a winter/spring spawning ground according to the website fishupdate.com The international, multi-partner survey...

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Lesser catches in March

The total catch of Icelandic vessels in March was 157,277 tonnes, a 22% decrease from March 2017. Demersal catch was just over 53 thousand tonnes, a decrease of 6%, where cod amounted to over 31 thousand tonnes, 8% less than in March 2017 according to Sta...

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Selling Icelandic sea urchins to China

Iceland Seafood International (ISI) has started selling to China via e-commerce platform Gfresh; but with a product that surprised CEO Helgi Anton Eiriksson. In September last year, Undercurrent News reported ISI was in talks to sell via Gresh, but Eiri...

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Cod scarce on Westfjords grounds

‘There’s a closure along the south coast for the spawning season, so I decided we’d try our luck off the Westfjords. But it hasn’t been a great trip and cod are thin on the ground these days,’ said Akurey’s skipper Eiríkur Jónsson, who was d...

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Haddock Piccata

If cod is the king, the haddock might be the queen. At last in Iceland where the latter is the most common fish on the tables. Haddock is easy to prepare and can be cooked in more than million ways. As we eat the same species of fish rather often it may b...

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Brim buys 33% in HB Grandi

Vogun hf. and Fiskveiðihlutafélagið Venus hf. negotiate the sale of their shares in HB Grandi hf. Fishing company Brim hf. has undersigned a deal to buy all shares in HB Grandi hf. owned by Vogun hf. and Fiskveiðihlutafélagið Venus hf. Vogun hf. own...

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