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Russia's Pollock catch lagging behind, wild salmon harvest ahead of basis 2010 season
July 19, 2012 16:59

As per mid-July the catch in the Russian Far East Fisheries Basin has developed a lag on the same period last year

Industry asked to comment on Draft amendments to Russia's Fishery Law and some corresponding Laws
July 16, 2012 15:35

Draft amendments to Russia's Fishery Law and related amendments to Continental Shelf Law and Exclusive Economic Zone Law have been published recently for consultation with the nation's fishery industry

Overview of Russian fisheries in North and Central Atlantic in June 2012
July 4, 2012 11:26

In June 2012 the Russian harvest in the Atlantic Ocean amounted to ** MT, ** MT up on the previous month 2012. The contribution of Kaliningrad-based vessels amounted to ca.**%, reports

HB Grandi: First mackerel and herring reach Vopnafjordur
July 4, 2012 09:27
The new season's first herring and mackerel landing of the year was expected at Vopnafjordur last night with Ingunn AK on the way with 400 tonnes on board. The fish were caught in three short hauls and is split roughly 50:50 herring and mackerel, reports
HB Grandi: Hope to double production throughput
July 2, 2012 09:45
There has been plenty of activity recently at HB Grandi's pelagic processing complex in Vopnafjordur. Work is scheduled to be completed this weekend so that everything can be ready for the first landings of the herring and mackerel season, which could be here as early as Monday. Ingunn AK sailed last night for fishing grounds south-east of Iceland and Lundey NS and Faxi RE are ready to sail this weekend, reports
HB Grandi: No summer closures at Reykjavik and Akranes
June 22, 2012 09:48

Full production is planned HB Grandi's Reykjavik and Akranes this summer with students on the payroll to cover the regular staff's holidays. At Vopnafjordur there has been a break in production since the end of the capelin season on the 4th of March, and staff have recently been on their summer break. With herring and mackerel fishing set to start at the end of this month, production should be under way again at the beginning of next month ...

NE Sakhalin Island salmon fishery in Russia earns MSC certification
June 14, 2012 10:20

The NE Sakhalin Island pink salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha) fishery on Russia's east coast has been awarded Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification after independent auditor MRAG determined the fishery meets the MSC standard as a sustainable and well-managed fishery. The pink salmon harvested from this fishery may now display the blue MSC ecolabel.

Overview of Russian fisheries in North and Central Atlantic in May 2012
June 8, 2012 11:25

In May 2012 the Russian harvest in the Atlantic Ocean amounted to 80,100 MT, 34,700 MT down on the previous month 2012. The contribution of Kaliningrad-based vessels also declined from 20% to 17%, reports

Production has come to an end at HB Grandi's Vopnafjordur pelagic freezing plant
May 24, 2012 08:18
Production has come to an end at HB Grandi's Vopnafjordur pelagic freezing plant and fishmeal factory, and is not expected to resume until the end of next month. In spite of this, the place is busy with improvements to the freezing plant as new filleting machines and additional freezing capacity are being installed during the down time, reports
Russia finalizing incentives for massive fleet renewal
May 21, 2012 14:34

At a recent meeting in the offices of Russia's Federal Fisheries Agency main incentives for fishing fleet renewal have been outlined, Russia's fishery head Andrey Krainy told a press-conference

Saint Petersburg shipbuilders and Murmansk fishermen teaming up to build series of high-tech longliners
May 18, 2012 10:19

Murmansk-based fishing company OOO Persey (ltd) and Saint Petersburg shipbuilders OAO Pella (plc) have launched a joint project for construction of a series of high-tech longliners for sustainable bottomfish operations in the Barents Sea, reports

African mackerel to leave Russian market
May 17, 2012 11:45

Senegal's new government has revoked the licenses of 29 foreign fishing trawlers and demanded that they land their catches in the capital Dakar before leaving the country's waters. The ban first of all has touched Russian vessels, namely 10 trawlers owned by Murmansk Trawl Fleet who used to harvest ca.*** MT of Senegal fish during the season which accounted for **% of the total harvest of local fishermen, reports

HB Grandi: Golden redfish stock never been so strong
May 11, 2012 09:17
HB Grandi's freezer trawler Helga Maria AK is due to dock in Reykjavik tomorrow after a short trip. The 7000 cartons on board will be landed and a new Hampidjan Gloria pelagic trawl will be taken on board for the redfish season that is about to start. According to skipper Eirikur Ragnarsson, there is no great pressure as the redfish quotas have been cut significantly since last year, reports
HB Grandi: Production finished last Friday
May 10, 2012 09:07
Production from the 1540 tonne landing by Faxi RE finished last Friday at HB Grandi's fishmeal plant in Vopnafjordur. According to factory manager Sveinbjorn Sigmundsson, this was the last full trip of blue whiting that the company's vessels will have this year and the outlook is now that production at Vopnafjordur will not start again until the end of June when fishing on mackerel and Atlanto-Scandian herring begins, reports
Overview of Russian fisheries in North and Central Atlantic in April 2012
May 3, 2012 11:48

In April 2012 the fishery activity continued developing and, according to estimated figures, through the month the Russian harvest in the Atlantic Ocean amounted to *** MT, *** MT up on March 2012. The contribution of Kaliningrad-based vessels amounted to ca.**%, reports

HB Grandi: Hoping to fill up today
May 2, 2012 09:28
HB Grandi's pelagic vessel Faxi RE is now close to finishing its last targeted trip on blue whiting for the year, and is currently at a position around 70 nautical miles south of the Faroe Islands. Faxi has around 1200 tonnes on board already and chief mate Ebenezer Gudmundsson said that they are hoping to have filled up by the end of today. As Faxi has a maximum carrying capacity of 1550 tonnes, there is every chance that they will be setting for Vopnafjordur later today, reports with reference to HB Grandi.
Successful seafood show in Brussels
April 27, 2012 09:22
The world's largest seafood exhibition, an annual event held in Brussels, closes today. Around thirty Icelandic companies took part this time, among them HB Grandi. According to Svavar Svavarsson, the company's marketing director, this event has proved its worth time and again - and this year is no exception, reports
HB Grandi: Not much blue whiting quota left
April 24, 2012 15:45
The blue whiting season is already coming to an end and the company's vessels now have only 2500 tonnes of their 12,600 tonne quota left to catch. This isn't a big quota, but is still a big improvement on last year's quota when HB Grandi's pelagic vessels had less than 1000 tonnes, reports with reference to HB Grandi.
HB Grandi: Big fish over a wide area
April 18, 2012 08:19
Faxi RE docked at Vopnafjordur this morning with a full load of between 1450 and 1500 tonnes of blue whiting on board. The fish were caught at the southern end of the Faroese EEZ and according to Hjalti Einarsson, who was skipper for the trip, there have been pelagic vessels fishing over a wide area there. The blue whiting do not appear to be forming tight shoals and 300 to 350 tonnes is normal for a nine- to ten-hour tow, reports
HB Grandi: Blue whiting dispersed
April 16, 2012 09:31
‘We have 370 tonnes of blue whiting on board now after three fairly short tows. There was some talk of landing in the Faroes, but that idea was scratched when it became clear that getting a landing spot there is easier said than done. There's a queue to discharge in the Faroes at the moment,' said Gudlaugur Jonsson, skipper of HB Grandi's pelagic vessel Ingunn AK when we spoke to him on Friday when Ingunn was fishing on blue whiting around 70 nautical miles south of the southern point of the Faroe Islands, reports
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