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Commercial Fishing



Capacity trip for Icelandic fresher trawler. Brim’s fresher trawler Helga María is on its way back to fishing grounds after landing a capacity trip in Reykjavík last Monday (16 March). According to skipper Friðleifur Einarsson, the trip returned a green weight of 200 tonnes of fish.

‘We did well in the last trip, and it looks to me like we’re starting to get a taste of the winter season here off the South-West,’ he said, adding that for this trip they are heading first to their home fishing grounds on the Mountains.

‘The focus is on saithe, and we’ll have to see how it works out. We have often done well on saithe on the Mountains and in other areas at this time of year, and hopefully we’ll do as well this time.’

The key subject these days is the Covid-19 virus and its effect on business. Friðleifur Einarsson said that he and his crew have been fortunate enough to avoid any infection, but all precautions are being taken.

‘Everyone understands how serious this is and we’re following strict guidelines laid down by the company and specialists,’ he said.

Wetfish Trawlers
Brim owns four wetfish trawlers that provide both of our groundfish processing plants with fish. They are well equipped and catch groundfish, mainly redfish, saithe and cod. Care is taken to ensure that the catch is well chilled as soon as it comes out of the ocean and that the handling of the fish on board is of the highest quality. Thus, the processing plants receive the finest quality fish, which results in the best-quality products to our customers.