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26.04.2017

Fishing picking up

‘I’m hoping that the fishing starts to pick up again. There was some good fishing a day before were reached the fishing grounds and then it slowed down. There was a storm blowing here yesterday but the weather is improving and the rate of fish into the trawl has been good since this morning,’ said Víkingur’s skipper Albert Sveinsson when we spoke to him. 

Víkingur arrived on fishing grounds in the Faroese zone on Saturday.

‘We shot away and towed. That haul was 250 tonnes and then we shot this morning and judging by the filling rate, we expect to haul this evening. The marks look good and it looks like the fishing is picking up,’ he said.

A number of pelagic vessels are now fishing there, with Faroese, Russian and Greenlandic vessels alongside the Icelandic fleet. Several pelagic boats are now waiting in the Faroes, as according to the treaty between Iceland and the Faroe Islands, the number of Icelandic vessels fishing in Faroese waters is limited to twelve at any one time.

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