Research has shown that the ocean around Iceland is very clean and that Icelandic marine products are wholesome and nutritious. The well-being of Icelanders has always been based on the sensible and careful use of its natural resources.
Monitoring activities in the North Atlantic and the Arctic Ocean are based on multilateral agreements and on scientific research, with emphasis placed on special Icelandic scientific research in Icelandic waters.
HB Grandi contributes to this through its respectful treatment of the resource that is the ocean around Iceland. It is important to keep the ocean’s ecosystem in as good or better condition for future generations. The future of the company is based on this belief.
RESPONSIBLE FISHERIES MANAGEMENT
Protection of the fish in Iceland’s fishing grounds is based on three main methods:
- Catch regulations, which are developed for each utilizable fish stock. This involves deciding yearly how large a proportion of the stocks may be allocated for fishing.
- Regulations controlling the fishing gear. Emphasis is placed on the efficacy of the equipment used, which means that effort is made to fish only those species and sizes that are sought.
- Protection and closing of specific areas. This means that use of certain equipment is banned in specific areas or
the area is completely closed to fishing. This is done to protect, for example, spawning fish and the juvenile fish.
HB GRANDI 2017/18 (tonnes)
|Depp Sea Redfish||25,2%||2.816|
|NI Herring||14,1%||13.756||Allocation 2017|
|Blue Whiting||20,9%||52.328||Allocation 2017|
|Atlantic Mackerel||20.903||Allocation 2017|
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