The 2020 Icelandic mackerel season is set to start in earnest tomorrow, 1 July, with the Icelandic government setting a quota 152,141 tonnes to be caught by the pelagic fleet.
A preliminary report on the results of an international expedition from last May in the Norwegian Sea and adjacent sea areas is now available.
Norwegian fishermen are getting better at reporting lost and standing fishing gear says the Norwegian Directorate of Fisheries ahead of the autumn clean-up cruise.
The total catch of Icelandic vessels in May 2020 was 126,600 tonnes which is 3% less than in May 2019.
Icelandic fishing port, Akureyri is set to move to a greener future as it looks to become the first harbour in the country to move towards electrification and reduce greenhouse emissions.
Brim hf, one of Iceland’s largest fishing companies has become the main sponsor of the environmental organisation The Blue Army.