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The geography of participants of X International Fishery Congress which will be held in Vladivostok on August 26-27 is significantly exceeded. Over 400 applications for participation had been received, when the quota is 300 persons...

Fresher trawler Ásbjörn was due to dock in Reykjavík last night after a trip on Westfjords grounds. Ásbjörn has 130 tonnes of fish in its fishroom, most of it cod...

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A conference call was held on the 5th of August this year between Vasiliy Lavrovsky, Head of the Directorate for Veterinary Inspections in the Framework of the International Cooperation and the WTO, and Head of the Department for International Cooperation in the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of China, AQSIQ Zhang Baofeng. The parties discussed crucial issues of cooperation between Russia and China following the minutes of the IV Meeting of the Chinese-Russian Permanent Working Group on Cooperation in Animal and Plant Quarantine and Food Safety carried out in Chungking on the 31st of May, 2015...

The sides discussed a wide range of issues of common interest. In particular, they focused on safety of Russian fishery products exported to the Brazilian food market. They achieved an agreement that the Russian fish-processing plants, willing to export their products to Brazil, will be inspected by the Brazilian experts between the 19th of September and the 4th of October this year...

BIG MACKEREL OFF THE EAST COAST / August 14, 2015 10:10

‘We’re just hauling now after our final and third tow, and we expect to be in Vopnafjördur tonight. If everything works out, we should have around 500 tonnes,’ said Hjalti Einarsson, skipper of Faxi RE, which was in a position on the Hvalbakur grounds off the east coast when we spoke to him...

‘We had some very good fishing the first three days we were in the Russian zone, then we had a winch rotor that needed to be fixed so we had to steam to Kirkenes in Norway to get it repaired. By the time we were back at sea, the fishing had died away and we had to spend some time steaming and searching for fish,’ said Kristinn Gestsson, skipper of factory trawler Therney RE which docked in Reykjavík last Tuesday after a trip in the Barents Sea...

VENUS FISHING WELL ON MACKEREL / July 29, 2015 10:07

Venus NS is expected to dock this evening or tonight at Vopnafjördur with around 650 tonnes of mackerel on board, caught in four hauls south east of Hvalbak...

HB Grandi’s new pelagic vessel, Víkingur AK, is to be launched soon, with a date set early next month if everything goes according to plan, and the ship is expected to arrive in Iceland in December...

LUNDEY BACK FISHING / July 20, 2015 09:09

A fault in the main engine has kept Lundey NS away from joining the mackerel fishery for a few days. According to skipper Albert Sveinsson, the engine has just had a complete overhaul, but one of the pistons failed as the engine was started up...

INGUNN HANDED OVER / July 20, 2015 09:05

Earlier this week Ingunn AK was handed over to its new owners, Vinnslustöðin í Vestmannaeyjum (VSV) and has been renamed Ísleifur VE...

July 3, a package of Free-Port Vladivostok Bills has been passed with overwhelming support of the State Duma Deputies in its third reading...

Faxi RE arrived at Vopnafjördur Wednesday night with around 200 tonnes of mackerel on board, making this the first mackerel landing of the summer. According to skipper Hjalti Einarsson, the fish were caught in four hauls off the south-east coast...

Fresher trawler Helga María AK docked in Reykjavík Yesterday morning after a five and a half day trip with a catch of 160 tonnes on board. According to skipper Heimir Guðbjörnsson, the bulk of the catch is golden redfish and saithe, and only five tonnes are other species, such as ling and haddock...

The Vice-governor of Primorskiy territory Sergey Nekhayev met the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Wen Lian Aquaculture Сo., Ltd.  Qiu Laizhong. The parties discussed the perspectives of investment cooperation in the spheres of aquaculture and tourism...

TARGETED BLUE WHITING FISHERY ENDS / June 22, 2015 09:35

Venus NS is now landing at Vopnafjördur after docking yesterday with 1800-1900 tonnes of blue whiting on board. This ends HB Grandi’s targeted fishery on blue whiting for the time being...

Today Iceland celebrates a century has passed since women were given the right to vote. The day is being celebrated across the country in a variety of ways. As part of the celebrations, HB Grandi’s entire staff ashore are being given a half day off and the company’s offices will be closed this afternoon...

ONLY A FEW LEFT ON BLUE WHITING / June 18, 2015 09:14

Faxi RE is on its way home and due to dock in Vopnafjördur on Wednesday morning with around 1050 tonnes of blue whiting on board. Skipper Karl Ferdinandsson said that fishing has been on the slow side this trip...

‘We had a decent showing of silver smelt on the way eastwards but fishing for saithe and Greenland halibut has been very quiet. We came out here hoping to see some Greenland halibut as they tend to show up in June, but that hasn’t been the case so far,’ said freezer trawler Therney’s skipper Kristinn Gestsson...

The Sustainable Swordfish LLC (SSLLC) U.S. North Atlantic swordfish longline fishery has attained certification to the global Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) standard as sustainable and well-managed. Following an independent assessment conducted by Intertek Fisheries Certification (IFC), swordfish (Xiphias gladius) from this fishery is now eligible to carry the blue MSC ecolabel...

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To celebrate this Sunday’s Seamen’s Day, HB Grandi is holding a family event at the company’s premises at Nordurgardur in Reykjavík...

Vopnafjördur saw a special celebration take place following the arrival of the new pelagic vessel Venus NS in its new home port. A reception was arranged for the residents of the Vopnafjördur municipality and other guests last Wednesday, part of which was a presentation of the new ship itself and the pelagic processing factory that HB Grandi has built up in Vopnafjördur...

A FINE SHIP, BUT FISHING IS SLOW / June 2, 2015 09:10

Venus NS, the newest vessel to join the Icelandic fleet, is now fishing blue whiting south-east of the Faroes along with several others on the same grounds. According to skipper Gudlaugur Jónsson, the ship and all its equipment are in fine order, but catch rates have been low...

The latest addition to the Icelandic fleet, Venus NS 150, docked for the first time early Sunday morning at its home port of Vopnafjördur after a 3700 nautical mile delivery trip from Turkey, where it was built for HB Grandi...

VENUS DUE HOME ON WHITSUN WEEKEND / May 21, 2015 09:00

HB Grandi’s magnificent new pelagic vessel Venus NS was in a position of the north-west coast of Portugal at midday today. The delivery trip from the yard in Turkey has gone well in spite of poor weather and the ship is expected to dock at its home port of Vopnafjördur next Monday...

FAXI AND INGUNN CHANGE HANDS / May 20, 2015 09:02

According to HB Grandi CEO Vilhjálmur Vilhjálmsson, the sale of Faxi RE and Ingunn AK, along with 0.67% of the capelin quota and trawl gear is good for both the seller and the buyer, Vinnslustödin...

‘We have processed 11,500 tonnes of blue whiting so far this season and right now we have two trawlers at the quayside with another 3,500 tonnes, so we have enough to keep us busy,’ said Sveinbjörn Sigmundsson, the HB Grandi fishmeal plant’s factory manager at Vopnafjördur...

SHELTERING IN SUDUROY / May 8, 2015 15:06

Pelagic vessels Faxi RE and Ingunn AK left Tvøroyri on the Faroese island of Suduroy at midday yesterday, setting course for the blue whiting grounds south of the Faroes after having sat out a storm in port...

 
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