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In the period from April 11 till April 14, 2018 the 28th International Multibranch Exhibition VIETNAMEXPO 2018 is held in Hanoi, Vietnam.

On 19 January 2018 the meeting between Deputy Head of the Rosselkhoznadzor Konstantin Savenkov and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Philippines in the Russian Federation Carlos Sorreta was held in Moscow. 

A fishery cluster will be built in the TAEG “Nadezhdinskaya”. It is planned to create a modern plant for processing pollack and other fish species with a capacity of more than 20 thousand tons of fillets per year.

The companies known as Ocean Trawlers Europe Limited and Ocean Trawlers Hong Kong Limited have been renamed Norebo Europe Limited and Norebo Hong Kong Limited in order to bring them in line with their parent company’s name, Norebo, reports with reference to the company.

Saithe chasing capelin / September 29, 2017 08:59

‘Fishing has been good all through the autumn and weather conditions have been fine. There were two deep depressions that passed over the Westfjords during the last trip, but we escaped the worst of it. The first time we were on the south-west grounds and as the second one passed over, we were finishing the trip and were on the Straumnes Bank where things weren’t so rough,” said Heimir Guðbjörnsson, skipper of HB Grandi’s trawler Helga María.

Good fishing on herring / September 29, 2017 08:54

‘We have one more mackerel trip ahead of us, but because of the weather outlook, we decided to go for herring instead. The forecast doesn’t look good for the next few days but we’ll see how it looks when we’ve finished landing,’ said Hjalti Einarsson, skipper of HB Grandi’s pelagic vessel Víkingur, scheduled to dock in Vopnafjörður this evening with 800 tonnes of herring.

Head of the Rosselkhoznadzor Sergey Dankvert participated in the Global Fishery Forum and International exhibition for fishery, seafood and know-how held on September 14-15, 2017 in St. Petersburg. 

Chinese investors are going to create a marine biotechnopark on the island of Popov in Primorye. Wen Lian Aquaculture representatives said this during a meeting with the Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation - Plenipotentiary Representative of the President of the Russian Federation in the Far Eastern Federal District Yuri Trutnev today, March 13, in Khabarovsk. The Governor of the Primorsky Territory Vladimir Miklushevsky took part in the negotiations.

Crab fishery progress, fishery outlook for 2017, holders of crab quotas, detailed information on Russian crab exporters and their foreign partners, shipments of crab products by volume and value ...

Just like the case of many other frozen products, seafood processors are expected to deliver superior products. The most difficult challenge in achieving high quality frozen seafood, especially IQF shrimp, comes from the difficulty of processing this type of product, which can result in higher costs.

HB Grandi: Redfish caught, now for cod / November 29, 2016 11:16

‘Catch rates have been fine right up until today. Fishing is very slow now. We’re half way through the trip and have already taken the redfish we’re allowed for production ashore and now we can concentrate on cod. I’m confident we won’t have any problems, and then we’re due in Reykjavík on Monday,’ said Friðleifur Einarsson, skipper of HB Grandi’s fresher trawler Ásbjörn ....

HB Grandi’s pelagic vessels Venus and Víkingur were in the beginning of the week steaming to grounds off the west of Iceland to search for Icelandic summer-spawning herring in amounts worth fishing on in the next few days. According to Víkingur’s skipper Albert Sveinsson, a third vessel, Skinney-Thinganes pelagic vessel Ásgrímur Halldórsson, is also expected to show up after sailing from Reykjavík, reports with reference to the company.

AKUREY AK-10 launched in Turkey / October 3, 2016 10:56

HB Grandi’s newbuilding Akurey AK-10 was launched at the Celiktrans shipyard near Istanbul in Turkey earlier today. Eirikur Jónsson, skipper of Sturlaugur H. Böðvarsson, was present at the launching and he takes over as Akurey’s skipper.

The OctoFrost™ IQF innovative technology ensures premium results even in the case of the most difficult products, like IQF langoustine.

Víkingur docked at Vopnafjördur Yesterday with approximately 800 tonnes of mackerel on board. Venus was already discharging at the quayside, with landing expected to be complete later in the afternoon. These two landings mean that HB Grandi’s Vopnafjördur factory will be kept busy this Bank Holiday weekend.

Akurey launch set for August / July 25, 2016 09:49

Work on the three new fresher trawlers for HB Grandi is making steady progress at the Celiktrans yard in Turkey now that Ramadan is over. Engey is due to be delivered before the end of the year, Akurey is scheduled to be launched next month and construction is in progress on the blocks for Viðey ...


500 to 600 tonne trips / July 18, 2016 15:34

HB Grandi’s pelagic factory in Vopnafjördur completed landing a 600 tonne trip from Venus on Wednesday, caught in two days at sea, and now Víkingur is alongside with much the same amount of fish after a similar trip.



It is safe to say that the Icelandic men's national football team has inspired football fans around the world during the European Championships this summer. The Icelandic supporters have also received a lot of attention and have become renowned for their iconic, so called Viking chant, "Huh!". Several others have had a go, just as the French team did after they ensured their place in the final. 

As agreed with the competent veterinary authorities of Latvia and Estonia, the Rosselkhoznadzor experts will inspect Latvian and Estonian fish-processing plants from the 27th of June to the 1st of July, 2016.

Mackerel season starts / July 6, 2016 12:24

This summer’s mackerel season is underway with both of HB Grandi’s pelagic vessels on the fishing grounds already. Víkingur sailed from Akranes on Monday night and is now fishing off the south coast. Venus sailed on Wednesday afternoon and is now fishing south-west of the Westmann Islands. According to Víkingur’s skipper, Albert Sveinsson, the season has got off to a slow start.

All about finding saithe / June 17, 2016 14:25

HB Grandi’s trawler Helga María docked in Reykjavík earlier this after a trip to fishing grounds off the Westfjords. According to Ævar Pálsson, who sailed as skipper for this trip, they finished with a reasonable catch of mainly saithe, redfish and cod.

On June 7, 2016 the Rosselkhoznadzor representative participated in the meeting between Alexander Tkachev, RF Minister of Agriculture and Uri Ariel, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Israel.

The talks were held in the format of a video conference and were devoted to the issues of cooperation between the competent authorities and development of bilateral trade relations of Russia and Peru.

HB Grandi’s freezer trawler Therney is now fishing east of the Hali fishing grounds and according to skipper Ægir Franzsson, there has been some good fishing on saithe over the last days. Therney shifted to the Westfjords grounds after finishing its Irminger redfish quota for the year on the Reykjanes Ridge, and this year it took Therney only ten days to catch its quota

Esja walk attracts a crowd / May 25, 2016 15:01

Around 150 people took part in HB Grandi’s Esja walk last weekend. The company’s staff were invited to take part and coaches were laid on to bring them from locations in Akranes and from Norðurgarður in Reykjavík. There are hopes that the event can be repeated, as the day was seen to be a highly successful outing.

Waiting by the ice for saithe / May 24, 2016 08:49

HB Grandi’s trawler Ásbjörn is fishing off the Westfjords and we managed to reach skipper Friðleifur Einarsson with the trawler in a position on the Hali grounds west of the pack ice between Greenland and Iceland. He said that they are hoping that before the trip is over the saithe will start to collect around the food that concentrates where warm and cold currents meet

HB Grandi’s pelagic vessel Víkingur is steaming to Vopnafjördur with a full payload of blue whiting on board. The fish were caught mainly west of the Faroe Islands and a fleet is fishing there now.

The meeting was held at the initiative of the Thai party in Moscow ahead of the official visit of Prayuth Chan-Ocha, Prime Minister of Thailand to Russia. At the meeting the Russian party was represented by Vasiliy Lavrovsky, Assistant to the Rosselkhoznadzor Head, and the Thai party was represented by Ayuth Harintharanon, Chief Veterinary Officer, Director General of the Department of Livestock Development, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives of the Kingdom of Thailand ...

The talks were held upon the initiative of the Iranian party on May 11, 2016 via teleconference and were devoted to the discussion of agreements reached in the course of the First Meeting of the Russian-Iranian Working Group for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Issues.

‘We spend a decent part of every trip searching for saithe in amounts that are worth fishing.That’s something that hasn’t been very successful, but there’s no problem taking our allocation of golden redfish and cod,’ said Magnús Kristjánsson, skipper of HB Grandi’s trawler Sturlaugur H Bödvarsson.


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