MARATHON BLUE WHITING FISHING TRIP
Marathon blue whiting fishing trip. Brim’s Icelandic pelagic vessels Venus and Víkingur are fishing for blue whiting in waters west of the southern tip of Ireland, after steaming 800 nautical miles from Reykjavík.
Víkingur’s skipper Albert Sveinsson, said: ‘There has been poor weather on the way and it looks like there’s changeable weather ahead. The forecast is for the wind to be moderating a little today, and then it’ll pick up again. I’m fairly confident we’ll have fishing weather right after the weekend,’ he said, adding that there is a large fleet of fishing vessels there. The majority are Russian, plus there are Norwegian and Faroese vessels in the area. There was one Icelandic vessel on the fishing grounds at midday, but according to Albert Sveinsson, fishing hadn’t started.
‘The blue whiting are spawning at this time, and then they migrate north to search for feed. There’s some fishing going on and the latest I heard was that a Norwegian trawler was on the way to land with 1950 tonnes on board,’ Albert Sveinsson said.
Brim hf. is one of Iceland’s largest seafood companies. The company has a long history and extensive experience and expertise in the utilisation of natural resources and fish production, which is reflected in all its activities. The company focuses on sophisticated fishing and processing technology and continuous production development. The company produces high-quality products from the fresh wild fish caught in Icelandic waters. Respect for the environment and the marine ecosystem is the basis for all activities at Brim, and every effort is made to respect the resource and operate responsible fisheries, for the benefit of future generations. Brim emphasises corporate social responsibility, as it has always been the goal of the company that all its activities reflect its responsibility towards the marine resources and the community.
Brim is engaged in the fishing and processing of groundfish and pelagic fish. The company employs approximately 800 people at sea and on land. The products are sold all over the world, with the largest markets being Europe, Asia and North America.
Brim has integrated operations in fishing, processing and marketing in order to promote efficient production and ensure an unrestricted pathway from catch to markets. It is easy to trace the route of the product from delivery all the way back to the sea. The key to the company’s success lies in its excellent staff, both at sea and on land, who are committed to delivering quality products to buyers and consumers.