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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.

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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.

Blue whiting getting lively / May 10, 2016 09:18

HB Grandi’s pelagic vessel Venus is back on the fishing grounds after its latest landing at Vopnafjördur last week. Fishing grounds are now east of the Faroe Islands, and according to the skipper for the last trip, Róbert Axelsson, the blue whiting are following much the same migration pattern as they did during last year’s season.

The negotiations in the teleconference format took place on April, 28 at the initiative of the Russian party. The Rosselkhoznadzor reported that according to the earlier reached agreements, the official request has been sent to Azerbaijan in early April to provide information about the main greenhouse facilities, amounts and types of plant products grown in Azerbaijan and exported to Russia.

The meeting was held in Beijing. The Russian delegation was headed by Yevgeny Nepoklonov, Russian Chief Veterinary Officer, and Deputy Head of the Rosselkhoznadzor. Olga Denisyuk, Deputy Head of the National Fishery and Aquaculture Product Safety also took part in the group meeting.

Milka Glavendekic, Professor of the University of Belgrade (Faculty of Forestry), visited FGBI «BNIIKR» within international scientific cooperation on April 22, 2016. Ms Glavendekic is an EPPO nominated expert for the Republic of Serbia ...

At the end of March 2016 some foreign and Russian mass media circulated the information that the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh had refused to accept two bulk carrier ships with Russian wheat amounted to 101 ths tons ...

‘The fishing is good and there’s nothing to complain about. We’ve mostly managed to haul and shoot twice a day and tow for 12 to 15 hours at a time. It’s generally good fish that we have been catching, although there’s a mix of small fish with it sometimes,’ said Róbert Axelsson, who is skipper of Venus for this trip on blue whiting grounds south of the Faroe Islands ... 

Closing meeting upon completion of the mission was held in Moscow. The Russian party was headed by Artyom Daushev, Deputy Head of the Directorate for Veterinary Surveillance of Goods Export-Import and Transportation and for International Cooperation, the Chinese party was headed by Chen Shi Sun, Head of the AQSIQ Department for Beijing ...

Making a speech at the plenary session of the European Commission devoted to measures for overcoming crisis in the EU agrarian sector, EU Commissioner Phil Hogan stated ...

Profits up for Young’s / April 26, 2016 09:48

DESPITE a tough year, which saw them lose a major salmon processing contract, Young’s operating profit rose by 6%, reaching £26.7 million for the 12 months to end September 2015, versus £25.2 million in 2014 ...

Saithe recertified / April 25, 2016 11:21

SAITHE caught by vessels operated by UK Fisheries, DFFU and Doggerbank Group can continue to sport the MSC ecolabel, following a 12-month assessment by ME Certification ...

Joint research between TCFFI, USDA and EWOS uses new diet for post-smolt to food-size fish

Teleconference between the Rosselkhoznadzor and Directorate General for Public Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE) was held today. Representatives of the Russian Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Federal Customs Service, Ministry of Economic Development and Trade as well as T. Briedis, Agricultural Counselor of the EU Representation in the Russian Federation, took part in the talks ...

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