Slow fishing on the blue whiting

Fishing for blue whiting is still slow on the fishing grounds south of Faroe Islands. The first Icelandic vessels fishing there have got full lasts and are heading to harbour. Margrét EA id heading to Seyðisfjörður in Iceland with 2.000 tons and Polar Amaroq also has 2.000 tons and will land in Skagen in Denmark

The homepage of the Icelandic company Síldarvinnslan spoke to skipper Runólfur Runólfsson  on the vessel Bjarni Ólafsson AK.

„The fishing is going slowly and the weather has been terrible. There is a lot of ships on the fishing grounds, Icelandic, Faroese and Russian. Their catch differs and they are towing for a long time. The Icelandic vessels have been taking 250 to 400 tons after 10 to 18 hours towing. We are now on our fifth haul on this trip and after that we will probable set the course for Neskaupstaður. Our best haul was 600 tons which is pretty good, but worst haul was only 100 tons,“Runólfsson said.

 

 

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