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Good trip for Ásbjörn on mixed fish

HB Grandi’s fresher trawler Ásbjörn RE docked early this morning in Reykjavík with between 120 and 125 tonnes of mixed fish on board after a five-day trip. According to chief mate and relief skipper for this trip Einar Bjarni Einarsson, fishing was reasonable, although he said they still had to work for their fish.

We spoke to Einar Bjarni Einarsson yesterday as he was hauling the last tow of the trip on the Hali grounds and preparing for the 17-hour steam to Reykjavík.

‘We started off on the south coast grounds on redfish and a few boxes of saithe. Then we shifted northwards to the Westfjords grounds where we have been after cod and a few other bits and pieces with it. Mostly we have tried to get haddock with the cod, but fishing for haddock is slow and has been that way all year,’ Einar Bjarni Einarsson said.