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Blue whiting east of the Faroes

There has been some good fishing on blue whiting east of the Faroes for several Icelandic vessels. According to skipper Gudlaugur Jónsson on board Venus NS, they had 1200 tonnes on board yesterday, but since then worsening weather has made fishing more difficult.

‘We got here last Thursday evening. Then there was a storm blowing along the line between Icelandic and Faroese waters where we had been fishing, and when we heard that there was some good fishing east of the Faroes, that’s where we went,’ he said.

As well as Venus, Jón Kjartansson SU and Adalsteinn Jónsson SU are also fishing blue whiting in Faroese waters. Faxi RE and Lundey NS were also there at the weekend and Huginn VE has just sailed from the Westmann Islands for the same grounds.

‘We’re towing at the moment but how long we carry on depends on the weather and catch rates. It looks like we’ll most likely give it another three days and then it’s a 360 nautical mile steam to Vopnafjördur,’ Gudlaugur Jónsson said.