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28.03.2011

9000 tonnes of capelin products frozen at Akranes and Vopnafjördur

HB Grandi’s processing plants and fishmeal factories at Akranes and Vopnafjördur took delivery of 61,000 tonnes of raw material during the recent season, split roughly equally between the two locations. This represents a significant difference to the previous season when only 21,600 tonnes were landed at the two plants.

According to Ingimundur Ingimundarson, in charge of running the company’s pelagic vessels, around 9000 tonnes of products were frozen. This includes 2600 tonnes of capelin roe, of which 2000 tonnes were frozen at Akranes.

HB Grandi’s pelagic vessels Faxi RE, Ingunn AK and Lundey NS all had similar catches and took a total of 54,000 tonnes of capelin this season with a catch value of ISK 1688 million. Víkingur AK was also in operation for the three heaviest weeks of the season and landed 6600 tonnes with a value of ISK 222 million, bringing the catch values of the company’s fleet to a total of ISK 1.90 billion.

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