This week's vessel: "Klakkur" - The Faroe Islands' most modern long liner

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A large crowd had gathered on the quay in Klaksvík, Faroe Islands one day in early January 2020 to welcome the city's new pride: The new long liner "Klakkur". Read More…

Farewell to a faithful workhorse: The Faroe Islands' old fishing survey ship resigns

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For many in the Faroe Islands, it is with mixed feelings that they will soon say goodbye to the islands' old fishing research vessel "Magnus Heinason". A ship so loved and well known that it has been depicted on one of the Faroe Islands' stamps. Read More…

Fishing right now: Sluggish demarsal fishing in Faroese waters

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The current demarsal fishery close to the Faroe Islands is currently a bit sluggish according Faroe Fish Market on their website. Read More…

Popular on FaroeFishing

  1. New "Christian í Grótinum" pelagic vessel to be delivered in 2022
  2. A giant visit: The worlds second largest trawler gets new trawl from Faroese supplier
  3. Controversy surrounds recent visitor to Faroe Islands: Is "Margiris" a "trawling Death Star"?
  4. The Faroes are investing in the future: Two new state-of-the-art trawlers will arrive in 2022
  5. Faroese fishermen search desperately: No mackerel fished for 14 days!

Unfortunate: Longline cutter had to be towed back to the Faroe Islands

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Photo: Eliesar Jakobsen / Vørn

The Faroese longline cutter "Eivind" had to stop fishing on Saturday due to machine damage off Iceland. Moreover, it was impossible for the cutter to sail ashore on its own power. Read More…

GREENLAND: Gold-edged fishing group goes from a three-digit million profit to a loss

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Royal Greenland, - the world's largest supplier of cold water shrimp and halibut - is suffering badly in the COVID-19 crisis. The latest half-yearly accounts are the worst for the group in five years, writes Børsen. Read More…

Controversy surrounds recent visitor to Faroe Islands: Is "Margiris" a "trawling Death Star"?

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"Sink the fucking thing". "Ban her!". "Blow her up". These are some of the Facebook-reactions on the news brought by FaroeFishing about the second largest trawler on the planet - Lithuanian registered pelagic vessel "Margiris" - that recently visited Faroe Islands in order to get new trawling equipment. Read More…

Current landings: The Faroese pelagic fleet is busy fishing for herring off Iceland

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Faroese pelagic vessel "Tróndur í Gøtu"

After a long period of unsuccessful fishing for mackerel, a large part of the Faroese pelagic fleet is in full swing fishing for herring off Iceland. And the fishing is reasonably good, the first reports say. Read More…

The Faroes are investing in the future: Two new state-of-the-art trawlers will arrive in 2022

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The new "Akraberg"

As we have written before, new fishing vessels have arrived - and will continue to arrive - in the Faroese fleet - typically to replace older and almost obsolete vessels. Billions of Danish kroner are being invested in new ships right now. Two new trawlers are under construction and both should be ready for fishing by 2022. Read More…

A giant visit: The worlds second largest trawler gets new trawl from Faroese supplier

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"Margiris" - Photo: Vónin

The world’s second largest trawler Margiris has been in Fuglafjørður - Faroe Islands - to collect a brand new 2304 Capto trawl from trawl manufacturer Vónin. Read More…

Pelagic fleet now fishing herring off Iceland

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Pelagic Vessel "Christian í Grótinum"

The Faroese pelagic vessel "Christian í Grótinum" has now started fishing for herring in Icelandic waters. The same is true of most other pelagic vessels in the Faroese fleet, after they could not find any mackerel in Norwegian waters for a long time. Read More…

Faroese fishermen search desperately: No mackerel fished for 14 days!

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"Høgaberg" is one of the Faroese pelagic vessels currently looking for mackerel - but there is no mackerel to be found! Jógvan Ingvard Olsen, skipper of "Høgaberg", therefore has other plans. He will sail into Icelandic waters to see if there is herring to be found there, he informs according to Faroese radio. Read More…

Pioneers in Faroese fish farming celebrated 50th anniversary

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On Tuesday 22 September, Fiskaaling - pioneers in research and experiments in fish farming - celebrated their 50th anniversary. The day was celebrated with a reception in Tórshavn.
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After major damage to main engine: "Norðborg" soon ready for fishing again

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Since 20 June this year, the pelagic vessel "
Norðborg" has been moored at the quay in Ánunum near Klaksvík, where the vessel's damaged main engine has undergone major repairs. Read More…

VIDEO: Akraberg arriving at it's home port of Fuglafjørður



This footage was taken earlier this year when Faroese trawler
Akraberg arrived at its home port of Fuglafjørður, Faroe Islands. Akraberg is equipped with trawls from Vónin for fishing in the Barents Sea.

Source: Vónin Group

Proposal to amend Faroese law on marine resources sent for hearing

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Jacob Vestergaard

The Faroese Minister of Fisheries, Jacob Vestergaard, has sent a proposal for amendments to the Faroese law on marine resources for hearing.
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Huge project on the way: The Faroe Islands get a completely new port

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All permits are in place, and the work can therefore in principle be started at any time. This is stated by Johan Christiansen, mayor of Eystur Municipality on Eysturoy, Faroe Islands, in connection with a new, gigantic port project worth several hundred million kroner. Read More…