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05.01.2016

HB Grandi fleet lands catches worth ISK 16.70 billion in 2015

The catches landed by the HB Grandi fleet last year exceeded its 2014 total by 15%, with a significant increase in pelagic catches. Over the same period, catch values dropped by 9.5%, or ISK 1.4 billion, according to the company’s summary comparing catch numbers from 2014-15. There are many interesting points in the summary, with key facts detailed here below.

Catches were approximately 176,000 tonnes with an overall catch value of ISK 16.7 billion. The reason for the increased volume is primarily due to the increased quota for the pelagic vessels, which is due to the higher capelin quota in 2015. Pelagic landings were up by approximately 25% compared to the previous year.

Freezer trawler catches were down by around 12%, with little change in catch values between the two years.

Landings by the wetfish trawlers were also much the same as the previous year, with a small increase in volume and a 12% increase in catch value from ISK 4.6 billion to almost ISK 5.1 billion.

The table below shows the catch of each fleet segment compared to the previous year. Freezer trawler catch value figures are in FOB terms for both years. The values could change slightly when the final figures for the last landings of 2015 will be available. 

Catch and catch value figures for the HB Grandi fleet in 2015:
2015 2014
Catch(tons) Value(ISKx1000) Catch(tons) Value(ISKx1000)
Pelagic vessels
Faxi RE9 38.618 1.416.319 33.142 1.193.657
Ingunn AK 150 36.387 1.202.358 36.884 1.298.904
Lundey NS 14 30.808 1.151.342 32.534 1.173.878
Venus NS 150 22.146 824.445
127.959 4.594.464 102.560 3.666.439
Freezer trawlers
Höfrungur III AK 250 7.379 2.554.367 7.367 2.280.527
Þerney RE 101 5.936 2.072.688 8.379 2.438.994
Örfirisey RE 4 8.215 2.325.555 8.748 2.286.161
21.530 6.952.611 24.494 7.005.682
Wetfish trawlers
Ásbjörn RE 50 6.723 1.326.514 6.186 1.132.073
Ottó N. Þorláksson RE 203 6.150 1.213.979 5.764 981.712
Sturlaugur H Böðvarsson AK 10 6.458 1.290.899 5.933 1.097.649
Helga María AK 16 6.969 1.291.859 7.905 1.344.453
26.301 5.123.252 25.789 4.555.887
Total 175.790 16.670.327 152.843 15.228.008


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