DOING WELL, UNTIL THE WEATHER CLOSED IN
‘Fishing has been fine, but after the weather took a turn for the worse last Sunday there have been poor conditions at sea and it has made it more difficult. We were at Vopnafjördur on Saturday and had been fishing well before the weekend,’ said Ingunn AK’s skipper Gudlaugur Jónsson when we spoke to him as they were finishing landing.
‘We had 560 tonnes. Most of it, 480 to 500 tonnes, was mackerel and we also had some herring and blue whiting. There’s plenty of dispersed blue whiting in the deep water off the shallows and we were fishing north of the Little Deeps in this trip,’ he said.
It wasn’t possible to start discharging Ingunn’s catch until yesterday morning. This was due to a late arrival of a freighter that called at Vopnafjördur to ship out frozen products, and Gudlaugur Jónsson said that the ship had arrived at the weekend and loading had gone well.
As well as Ingunn, Lundey NS is in port at Vopnafjördur while Faxi RE is on fishing grounds south-east of Iceland. The weather remains stormy with the remnants of the hurricane-force winds that hit Iceland last Sunday.
Gudlaugur Jónsson said that he expected to be fishing on Atlanto-Scandian herring next, although he hadn’t yet been given any guidelines.