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06.01.2014

Catches and catch values drop by 5.5%

The HB Grandi fleet’s catches totalled 188,000 tonnes with a value of ISK 16,752 million last year. This represents a reduction of 5.5% in both volume and value terms compared to 2012 when the fleet landed 199,000 tonnes valued at ISK 17,740 million.

The reduction on catch volumes can be ascribed to the poor herring fishing towards the end of last year. The pelagic fleet’s overall catches came to 135,000 tonnes last year and had been 149,000 tonnes the year before. The top pelagic vessel was Ingunn AK with 47,100 tonnes valued at ISK 1,769 million.

Örfirisey RE was the top freezer trawler with a catch of 9,525 tonnes and also the highest catch value at ISK 2,271 million.

Ásbjörn RE was the top catching fresher trawler with 6,390 tonnes, while Sturlaugur H Bödvarsson returned the highest value landings with ISK 1,129 million.

It should be taken into account that during the year HB Grandi laid up freezer trawler Venus HF in the middle of 2013 and the ship was sold at the end of last year. Helga María AK was also laid up for part of the year and taken to Poland for conversion to operate as a fresher trawler, which kept it away from fishing for several months.

The table below shows the individual catches and values landed for each of the HB Grandi vessels.

 

2013

2012

Pelagic vessels

Catch (tonnes)

Value  (ISK x 1000)

Catch (tonnes)

Value  (ISK x 1000)

 

Faxi RE-9

40,272

1,520,820

41.645

1,510,733

 

Ingunn AK-150

47,112

1,768,719

47,387

1,618,095

 

Lundey NS-14

34,477

1,300,655

40,406

1,465,312

 

Víkingur AK-100

13,355

378,822

19,171

461,252

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Freezer trawlers

 

 

 

 

 

Helga María AK-16

3701

965,403

6604

1,985,143

 

Höfrungur III AK-250

7255

2,025,867

6027

2,053,514

 

Venus HF-519

4447

1,167,240

6222

2,020,638

 

Therney RE-101

8594

2,127,472

6918

1,844,326

 

Örfirisey RE-4

9525

2,270,567

5912

1,488,794

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fresher trawlers

 

 

 

 

 

Ásbjörn RE-50

6390

1,079,070

6652

1,183,404

 

Ottó N Thorláksson RE-203

6226

1,017,483

5835

1,043,945

 

Sturlaugur H Bödvarsson AK-10

6578

1,128,886

5995

1,056,651

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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