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As per early December Vyborg Shipyard has launched “Barents Sea” trawler-processor for Arkhangelsk Trawl Fleet, design KMT01, according to the yard.

Russian Fishery Company (RFC) has completed the preparatory phase to enable start of construction of a state-of-the-art “Russian Pollock” processing factory in the Nadezhdinskaya Advanced Development Territory, according to RFC’s mid-December release.

An Icelandic manufacturer of fish processing and freezing equipment for small fishing boats is scrutinizing localization of machinery assembly in Leningrad Oblast surrounding Saint Petersburg, according to CEO of Leningrad Oblast Centre for Industry Development Andrey Pivinskiy.

The giant Russian Fishery Company (RFC) with fishing quotas over 320 thousand MT approved an appointment of Soren Dalsager as a Company’s Chief Commercial Officer in order to create a high performing global sales and marketing team, expand the customer base, develop new markets and sales channels, and increase the overall profitability of the growing product portfolio, according to RFC statement as per late November.

The introduction of millions of juvenile trepang in the Gulf of Vladimir by OOO Biobank of Primorye in the last six years has led to large abundance of the valuable sea cucumber with the first tonne of the product harvested and sent for processing.

Dalian-based shipyard (China) has laid down the keel of a new fishing vessel Atka for Pacific Fishery Company (Tikhrybkom) with main office in Magadan, according to VARPE (Association of Russian Fishermen, Processors and Exporters).

A state-of-the art fish processing complex with the designed daily capacity of 1000 tonnes of raw material is nearing completion at the Island of Shikotan in the Russian Far East.

Russia’s Murman Seafood Company, which is building a fish factory in Kola near Murmansk, has signed a EUR10.3mln contract for delivery of groundfish processing plant based on X-ray and water-jet cutting technology, according to the company.

HB Grandi to buy Ögurvík / September 12, 2018 12:44

HB Grandi hf has agreed to buy the entire shareholding in fishing company Ögurvík ehf from Brim hf. The purchase price is around ISK12.30 billion (€95 million) and a correction is expected to be applied to this once the results of the company’s financial performance to 31st August 2018 is available, reports with reference to the company.

Víkingur is now in Vopnafjörður with 900 tonnes of mackerel on board, while Venus sailed at midday Yesterday after landing an 880 tonne payload for processing at HB Grandi’s pelagic factory there. Most of the fishing for mackerel is now in international waters just beyond the 200 mile limit and a heavy migration of herring in the Hvalbakur area has made fishing for mackerel difficult in home waters.

Víkingur is now in Vopnafjörður with 900 tonnes of mackerel on board, while Venus sailed at midday Yesterday after landing an 880 tonne payload for processing at HB Grandi’s pelagic factory there. Most of the fishing for mackerel is now in international waters just beyond the 200 mile limit and a heavy migration of herring in the Hvalbakur area has made fishing for mackerel difficult in home waters.

The world's leading seafood company and largest producer of farmed salmon reporting results of its operations in 2Q 2018.

The overall catch of Icelandic vessels in July was 93,551 tonnes, a 27% increase from July 2017. Demersal catch was just over ...

Good fishing all summer / August 15, 2018 11:38

HB Grandi’s freezer trawler Höfrungur III is now back fishing off the Westfords after breaking its trip for a half-landing in Reykjavík at the beginning of the week. According to skipper Haraldur Árnason, there has been good fishing all summer, although each trip is managed on the basis of which species are most economic to catch.

HB Grandi: Fine, large mackerel / July 30, 2018 14:56

Pelagic vessel Venus is now in port at Vopnafjörður, having docked earlier this week with 600 tonnes of mackerel on board for production at HB Grandi’s pelagic processing plant. This is all good quality, large fish with an average size of 420-44 grammes.

‘Fishing has been really slow. We’ve been here for two days. Tows are long and the best we’ve had is a hundred tonnes,’ said Theódór Thórðarson, who is skipper of HB Grandi’s pelagic vessel Venus for this trip, when we spoke to him Yesterday afternoon.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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