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Russian scientists producing fish capture forecast for 2013
March 22, 2012 10:34

In mid-March 2012 Knipovich Polar Research Institute of Marine Fisheries and Oceanography (PINRO) hosted a scientific council which discussed forecast for fish catches in 2013 and concluded that their dynamics could be mixed, reports

HB Grandi: Capelin spawning and not much quota left
March 22, 2012 08:37
HB Grandi's pelagic vessels now have around 1500 tonnes of their capelin quota remaining to be caught and the skippers hope to catch what they have left this week. Ingunn AK has finished its season, while the others are still fishing - although currently sitting out a storm in the shelter of Gardskagi, reports
HB Grandi: Fantastic results in international quality accreditation
March 19, 2012 08:28
The results of HB Grandi's annual audit of its fish production have been received and the only verdict that can be given is that these are some excellent results. The audit is carried out according to International Food Standard (IFS) criteria and the audit carried out in January saw the company's fish processing plants in Reykjavik, Akranes and Vopnafjordur given a 98% rating, reports
HB Grandi: Capelin freezing steams ahead
March 16, 2012 08:16
The capelin season's end is approaching and this year there seems to be a good chance of the full quota being caught. It is of course impossible to say with any kind of accuracy just how long the fishery will last, but if the capelin are available through next week and the weather holds, the prospects look good, reports
HB Grandi: Saithe playing hard to get
March 16, 2012 08:13
‘We're on the Selvogur Bank after some time in the Skerja Deeps. Most of what we are getting is redfish but the saithe hasn't showed up since before New Year. But they come and go, and I have no doubt that they will appear soon enough,' said Kristinn Gestsson, skipper or HB Grandi's factory trawler Therney RE, reports
HB Grandi: Two weeks of filthy weather
March 14, 2012 08:05
‘This capelin season has been one of the toughest because of the weather, especially over the last couple of weeks. Conditions have been appalling and have really challenged the ships, the gear and the crews. Many people have had a very rough time of it. We have been shooting on big marks in heavy seas and some people have seen their gear badly damaged,' said Gudlaugur Jonsson, skipper of HB Grandi's pelagic vessel Ingunn AK, now steaming to Vopnafjordur with between 1600 and 1700 tonnes of capelin caught in Faxa Bay on board. Ingunn is scheduled to dock at Vopnafjordur tomorrow morning, reports
Overview of Russian fisheries in North and Central Atlantic in February 2012
March 12, 2012 12:12

In February 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 January 2012. The contribution of Kaliningrad-based vessels amounted to ca.**%, reports

HB Grandi: 20,000 tonnes of capelin left
March 6, 2012 09:04
Fishing has been good in spite of bad weather recently and HB Grandi's capelin quota has been consumed rapidly. In the last seven days the company's pelagic vessels have landed 15,000 tonnes, leaving 20,000 tonnes of their quota still to be caught, reports with reference to HB Grandi.
HB Grandi: Capelin reach Breidafjordur
March 6, 2012 08:58
The capelin migration that has provided heavy fishing for the past few weeks has now reached Breidafjordur and yesterday pelagic vessels were fishing eight nautical miles north of Ondverdarnes. Lundey NS took 1100 tonnes in three shots, and when we spoke to chief mate and relief skipper Stefan Geir Jonsson, Lundey was an hour from docking at Akranes, reports with reference HB Grandi.
HB Grandi: Roe freezing for Japan about to start
February 29, 2012 08:25
HB Grandi's capelin production has been going very well recently and roe extraction began last Sunday at both Akranes and Vopnafjordur factories. The roes are judged to be 75% mature, and although this is not enough for the Japanese market, this still makes it possible to produce top-quality industrial roe. The roe content in the capelin at the front of the migration off Reykjanes was around 23-24% early this week and the start of roe extraction and freezing for the Japanese market is not far off, reports
Capelin freezing to start next week?
February 24, 2012 08:32
The capelin season has been going well for the last two weeks and now the roe content of the capelin and its maturity are approaching the point at which roe extraction and freezing can start. According to HB Grandi's pelagic division, this could be as early as next week. Last year roe extraction began at HB Grandi's Akranes factory on the 16th of February, but this year it looks like starting around ten days later, reports with HB Grandi.
HB Grandi: Roe production gets a later start this season
February 17, 2012 08:15
It's a year to the day since capelin roe production got underway at HB Grandi's Akranes factory. The outlook for this year is that roe production probably won't start until the end of the month, for a variety of reasons, reports with reference to HB Grandi.
Russian capelin fishery 2012 may turn short run
February 15, 2012 14:40

As per 15 February 2012 Russian pelagic fleet was targeting capelin in the Barents Sea, but the catch rates hardly inspired optimism, reports

HB Grandi: Shipping out, and stocks low
February 15, 2012 10:40
Markets for frozen capelin products are buoyant at the moment. Yesterday saw a shipment of frozen capelin leaving Vopnafjordur and this takes the total shipped out this year to 5200 tonnes in six shipments to date. The main destinations for frozen capelin are St Petersburg, Klaipeda and various Black Sea ports, reports with reference to HB Grandi.
Russian scientists revealing guidelines for salmon catch 2012
February 15, 2012 10:27

Kamchatka scientists forecast that in 2012 the nation's salmon harvest will go down by **% to ** MT versus the actual harvest of **MT in 2011, reports

HB Grandi reaches capelin quota halfway point
February 14, 2012 16:05
Yesterday HB Grandi's pelagic vessels, along with two other vessels brought in to fish the company's capelin quota, had taken 51,000 tonnes of capelin so far this season, equivalent to half of the company's allocated 102,000 tonne quota. According to Vilhjalmur Vilhjalmsson, head of department at HB Grandi's pelagic division, an additional quota is also expected to be issued as it seems unlikely that the Greenlandic fleet will be able to catch its full quota, reports
Russia's fish catches in early 2012 lag slightly behind last year figures
February 14, 2012 15:57

For the first time in the recent years Russian fishermen have reported smaller catches as compared to the same period of the previous year, reports

Early year results of Russia pollock fishery displaying negative dynamics
February 14, 2012 12:52

As per 12 February 2012 the total Alaska pollock harvest from the beginning of the year amounted to *** MT, thus making only ** % as compared to the same period of 2011, reports

In 2012 Russia will enjoy bigger capture quotas off Iceland, Faroes and Greenland
February 13, 2012 15:19

In 2012 Russia has got bigger quotas for fishery in the waters of Iceland, Faroe Islands (autonomous from Denmark) and Greenland. In its turn, Russia has also allocated similar capture quotas to the above states, reports

HB Grandi: Redfish and saithe looking strong
February 13, 2012 14:54
‘We've been fishing for redfish and saithe on the Mountains and now we're off to the Hali grounds to finish the trip with some cod. We don't expect any problems with getting our ration of cod, as everyone agrees that there's plenty of cod everywhere. There's generally something that goes with the cod and there's a chance of hitting some good fishing on haddock as well,' said Bjarni Einarsson, skipper of Asbjorn RE when we spoke to him during their present trip, reports with reference to HB Grandi.
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