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Freezing capelin roe starts at Vopnafjördur

Capelin roe extraction got underway at HB Grandi’s Vopnafjördur factory on Monday when Lundey NS arrived with its catch. According to factory manager Magnús Róbertsson, this catch of capelin will be fully processed today. Faxi RE is now alongside at Vopnafjördur and as with Lundey’s catch, the priority is roe production.

‘Production has gone well and the roe is excellent quality. On the other hand, the quota is going fast and the season depends on whether or not the quota is increased,’ he said.

HB Grandi’s pelagic vessels have been fishing well and have been concentrating on the grounds off Malarrif on the southern side of Snæfellsnes. The HB Grandi pelagic factory at Vopnafjördur currently has a workforce of 90 staff.