Capelin season over in Iceland for pelagic ship from Norway.2022
A big capelin season is going on this year in Iceland , and four nations are fishing for capelin here in Iceland
the Faroe islands
three of these nations may use trawls and capelin purse seine, Norwegians are still prohibited from using trawls for fishing and may therefore only use capelin purse seine.
It has been widely criticized in Norway that Norwegian vessels are banned from fishing with trawls while the other nations may use trawls to fish capelin in Iceland.
In fact, there are also differing opinions in Iceland about using trawls for capelin fishing, but ever since capelin first started fishing in Iceland about 55 years ago
capelin purse seine have long been used for capelin fishing.
at least the Norwegian fishing fleet has finished capelin fishing in Iceland this season,
the quota was a total of 145,382 tons and the Norwegians managed to catch a total of 89443 tons.
The rest of the quota, or about 55942 tons, is divided between Greenland, Iceland and the Faroe Islands, and Icelanders receive about 35,000 tons of capelin.
a total of 64 capelin vessels were registered with capelin catch, but it should be borne in mind that there were not 64 vessels fishing, they were in fact only about 59
the catch of capelin is recorded on the boat that has the capelin quota, even though another boat has fished it.
Andrea L, for example, had a catch of 2307 tons, of which about 500 tons was a quota owned by Grimsholm.
A number of Norwegian capelin vessels landed capelin in Iceland,
A total of 25 thousand tons of capelin were landed in Iceland
most was landed in Fáskrúðsfjörður or almost 11 thousand tons. then came Eskifjörður with about 9 thousand tons,
Þórshöfn with about 4385 tons and Vopnafjörður over 1000 tons,
Norwegian vessels also went to the Faroe Islands with the catch or about 7500 tons
Below is a list of the highest catch Norwegian capelin vessels in 2022, and as can be seen, there were 12 vessels that reached over 2000 tons.
Havskjer and Kvannöy brought their catch in one landing each vessel
Österbris Pic Eskil Persen