The government Minister with responsibilities for Fisheries in Iceland has moved to ease pressure on the fishing fleet as the COVID-19 crisis takes effect on the industry.
Brim’s 57 metre freezer trawler ‘Helga María’ AK-16 docked in Reykjavík last Tuesday morning with roughly 180 tonnes of saithe and redfish on board.
Blue Whiting fishing in the grey area south of the Faeroe Islands has finally begun with after the fleet waiting for over ten days for their arrival.
The Blue Whiting fleet are currently sitting in the grey zone at the southern end of the Faroese EEZ, waiting for the shoal to make their usual appearance on its annual migration north.
Kristján Þór Júlíusson, Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture, has signed an amendment on weighing and recording of marine catch.
Brim hf. fresher trawler Akurey docked in Reykjavík last week with 120 tonnes on board after a stormy trip on fishing grounds off southern Iceland.