Latest Fishing news

The Spanish fleet operating in UK and Svalbard waters are starting the year with 3455 tonnes less in fishing opportunities that last year. Industry body Cepesca puts the reduction in quotas for hake, megrim, monkfish and cod could result in a loss of €9.36 million this year, in the aftermath of the agreement reached between […] [...]

Iceland’s Marine Research Institute has advised allocation of a 54,200 tonne capelin quota for the 2020-21 season in an update to its December advice. The current advice is based on results from acoustic surveys, one carried out in December last year and the combined results of two January surveys. Earlier surveys were hampered by the […] [...]

The Russian Far East’s largest crab company finished 2020 with 99% of its quotas caught, and having more than tripled its exports. The Russian Crab Company Group reports that alongside a year’s successful fishing, it launched a programme of construction for ten new crabbing vessels, seven of which are to be built at the Onega […] [...]

New automated longliner Eiður Guðnason ÍS-303 is heading for its home port of Suðureyri in the north-west of Iceland following delivery by Trefjar to Útgerðarfélagið Norðureyri. The new longliner replaces an older Cleopatra of the same name that was wrecked in the winter of 2019, with the order for the replacement placed shortly afterwards. Like […] [...]

The NFFO argues that additional quota secured by the UK under the terms of the agreement with the EU should be used primarily to address cases where acute quota shortages threaten the viability of fishing vessels. In a letter to Secretary of State George Eustice, the NFFO states that some areas of the fishing industry […] [...]

Baader has acquired Swedish fish-processing manufacturer SEAC AB, based in Färjestaden on the island of Öland. A leading supplier of fish-processing machinery for small pelagic fish species such as yellow croaker, anchovy, sprat and smaller white fish such as blue whiting, Alaska pollack and hake, SEAC has more than 30 years’ experience in this field, […] [...]

The Falkland Islands government has announced changes to its ITQ arrangements, offering current rights holders the option of a new 25-year rights period, even though the current rights remain valid for another decade. The new 25-year rights come with conditions to applicants meeting a set of new set of eligibility criteria, including a requirement for […] [...]

The case against the skipper of Icelandic trawler Júlíus Geirmundsson ÍS-270 came to court this week, during which he pleaded guilty to the charges brought against him. During the controversial trip in September, an outbreak of Covid-19 swept rapidly through the freezer trawler’s crew. The Coast Guard were not informed of the outbreak, as is […] [...]

What UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson described as ‘temporary frustrations’ in exporting fresh seafood to buyers in the European Union have boiled over as a convoy of chiller trucks converged on central London, trailers emblazoned with messages spelling out their anger at the government’s handling of Britain’s departure from the EU. The weight of additional […] [...]

Icelandic fishing and processing company FISK Seafood, based in Sauðárkrókur in the north of Iceland, has branched out from operating trawlers to acquire Höfn fishing company Ölduós ehf and its longliner Dögg SU-118. According to a statement by the company, the acquisition is subject to approval by the monopolies authority. The current owners will finish […] [...]