GREENLAND FISHERIES SURVEYS GOING WELL
Greenland fisheries surveys going well. The Brim owned fishing vessel Helga María has been chartered by the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources, with the first part of the survey examining shrimp distribution off western Greenland, while the second part was devoted to surveying the distribution of cod, redfish and shrimp off eastern Greenland
Helga María’s skipper Friðleifur Einarsson said:
“We have two trawl locations to go. At the moment we’re towing a camera sled south of Kulusuk in Eastern Greenland. Altogether, this latter part of the survey has gone very well. For those of us who are used to fishing on home grounds, the time spent here has been quite an adventure.”
“I took over from Heimir Guðbjörnsson who was skipper for the first part of the survey. We went south from Nuuk to a small town called Qaqortoq and were there for two days. From there we went to the east coast, which is where we have mainly been,” Friðleifur Einarsson said, commenting that conditions have been variable, until the weather dropped away to a the present flat calm.
“The furthest north we have been is 66°52’N and we haven’t had any problems with ice, apart from the ice and fog that drove us off the Dohrn Bank. We had to miss a couple of the scheduled tows there, and altogether there are around a hundred tows scheduled. In addition, we need to take a look at the seabed in a few places, and that’s done using the camera sled.” he said.