Total catch in June was 47 thousand tonnes

The total catch of Icelandic vessels in June was 47.227 tonnes, a 11% decrease from June 2017. Demersal catch was just over 32 thousand tonnes, a decrease of 2%, where cod amounted to 18.000 tonnes, 2% less than in June 2017. 11.000 tonnes where caught of...

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Vopnafjörður factory ready for mackerel season

‘We took delivery of some mackerel last week, mixed with herring, and we have tuned all of the machines. Yesterday we had a landing of 600 tonnes of mackerel and that fish is being processed now,’ said Magnús Róbertsson, factory manager at HB Grandi...

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Marel opens in Namibia

Marel has opened a new office in Namibia, the largest hake producer in the world. Marel has reorganized its sales and service support for customers in southern Africa, with a particular focus on Namibia. The new branch officially opened 2 July 2018. The d...

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Good fishing on mackerel east of the Westmann Islands

Venus docked in Vopnafjörður last week with around 750 tonnes of mackerel for production. Fishing has been very good along the bank off the Reynis Deeps over the last few days, and according to skipper Kristján Thorvarðarson, the mackerel are good -si...

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Samherji buys stake in major fish carrier

SAMHERJI, the big Icelandic  fishing and seafood processing company, has made another significant move to strengthen its integrated international supply chain. It has acquired a 25 per cent stake in Eimskip, one of Iceland’s main shipping and logistics...

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Rigth whale seen for the first time

A first in Elding history; a North-Atlantic right whale was seen in Reykjavík this week. It is one of the most endangered of all large whales, with a long history of human exploitation and no signs of recovery despite protection from whaling since the 19...

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Garlic-tomato shrimp with orzo

Shrimp is all ways delicious, maybe more in the summer than the winter since it is a kind an exotic meal. Perfect for lovers in the evening sun after a wonderful day at the beach. Therefor we went for a Mediterranean web site to find a fitting recipe for ...

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Strong revenue and EBIT growth for Marel

Orders received were EUR 291.1m (2Q17: 272.7m). Revenues were EUR 296.7m (2Q17: 244.0m). EBIT* was EUR 43.2m (2Q17: 35.9m), translating to an EBIT* margin of 14.6% (2Q17: 14.7%). Net result was EUR 29.5m (2Q17: 18.6m) and earnings per share (EPS) were EUR...

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Value of catch increased by 33% in April

The value of catch from Icelandic vessels in April 2018 was 11.4 billion ISK. Demersal catch value was 8.3 billion ISK, of which the value of cod was just over 4.5 billion ISK. The value of pelagic catch was 2 billion, mostly blue whiting. Value of flatfi...

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11.000 tonnes in five weeks with Capto 2304

Greenlandic pelagic vessel Polar Amaroq has a variety of trawls for the various fisheries it pursues through the year, but skipper Geir Zoega is particularly satisfied with the Vónin trawls on board – neither of which came to Polar Amaroq as new gear. ...

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