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Non-stop foul weather

‘It’s hardly worth saying much about the catch. There’s foul weather all the time and it makes a change when we get a chance to dip the trawl in the water. We’re supposed to dock, according to the schedule, on Monday morning, but I’m not sure how that’s going to work out. There’s yet another spell of crazy weather on the forecast for the weekend and if the forecast turns out to be right, then we won’t see any fishing weather,’ said Haraldur Árnason, skipper of Höfrungur III, while they were fishing close to Eldey.

‘Just for once, the weather’s reasonable right now, but it was blowing hard last night,’ said Haraldur Árnason, who took over as skipper after a short stopover for a half-landing on Wednesday last week.

‘We were supposed to sail again Tuesday, but that was postponed for 24 hours due to the explosive patch of low pressure that passed over western Iceland. The weather was still appalling when we sailed, but we managed to fit in three good days on the Westfjords grounds. Then the weather forced us off those grounds and I can be sure that nobody has been fishing for the last week because of the weather conditions,’ he said, commenting that there’s noting for it but to accept it.

‘The weather is beyond our control and all we can do is to search out places where we can continue to work. Sometimes it works out, sometimes it doesn’t,’ Haraldur Árnason said.