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Good fishing on blue whiting

The crews of HB Grandi’s pelagic vessels are now ashore for the Christmas break after a couple of weeks of good fishing on blue whiting. According to Víkingur’s skipper Albert Sveinsson, the plan is to be back at sea on the third of January, but as yet it is not certain whether they will be fishing for capelin or blue whiting.

‘Fishing has been fine and we had around 2400 tonnes of blue whiting in the last trip. The trip before that was 2300 tonnes. This time we ended up in the south-eastern part of the Faroese zone and the fish seems to be heading southwards now. The blue whiting will be spawning soon and the fish we have been catching are in good condition,’ he said, adding that it is as yet unclear what comes next for them.

‘The agreements with the Faroes Islands on reciprocal access haven’t been finalised yet. So we’ll be looking for capelin in the new year if the conditions are right,’ Albert Sveinsson said.