Blue Army and Hampiðjan join forces
A co-operation agreement on clearing waste from Iceland’s beaches has been struck between Hampiðjan and the Blue Army.
A co-operation agreement on clearing waste from Iceland’s beaches has been struck between Hampiðjan and the Blue Army.
Jónas Thór Friðriksson has been appointed sales manager for Hampiðjan’s ropes and netting.
Новый роскошный производственный комплекс Hampiðjan в Нескёйпстадюре, который начал работать 23 января этого года, уже успел хорошо себя показатель.
Hampiðjan’s magnificent new netloft in Neskaupstaður where work started on 23rd January this year is already a hive of activity.
Эйнар Петур Бъяргмундссон (Einar Pétur Bjargmundsson) был назначен менеджером по продажам рыбопромыслового оборудования Hampiðjan Ísland, и будет работать вместе с капитаном Кристинн Гестссон (Kristinn Gestsson) и главным технологом по рыбопромысловому оборудованию Магнусом Гудлаугссоном (Magnús Guðlaugsson).
Einar Pétur Bjargmundsson has been appointed Hampiðjan Ísland’s fishing gear sales manager, working alongside skipper Kristinn Gestsson and master fishing gear technologist Magnús Guðlaugsson.
“Это капитальная трансформация наших производственных мощностей”.
‘A complete transformation of our working facilities.’
‘It might sound like a cliché, but the fact is that this new building represents a huge improvement.
Два года назад мы разработали новый вид суперканатов под брендом Prima, которые были с радостью приняты нашими клиентами, что спровоцировало быстрый рост их популярности.
Two years ago we developed a new variety of super-rope under the Prima brand, and this has been welcomed by our customers as its popularity has grown rapidly.
Flume tank trips becoming increasingly important, according to Hampiðjan’s Jón Oddur Davíðsson, commenting on the recent annual trip to Hirtshals
Посещения демонстрационных резервуаров с каждым разом становятся все более важным событием, рассказывает Йонн Оддур Давидссон (Jón Oddur Davíðsson) из Hampiðjan по итогам недавно завершенной ежегодной поездки в Хиртсхальс.
Каталог рыбопромыслового оборудования и товаров для рыбной ловли от Hampiðjan никогда ранее не был таким обширным, как сегодня. Он включает в себя множество новых продуктов, разработанных и представленных за последние месяцы, в том числе полную линейку донных и разноглубинных тралов под брендом Hampiðjan, а также траловые мешки, кошельковые неводы и тросы.
Hampiðjan’s catalogue of products for fishing and fishing gear production has never been broader than it is today, with many new products that have been developed in recent months.
Новая версия 88.40-метрового трала под брендовым именем Bacalao, разработанного с применением ряда важных технологических новинок, недавно отлично себя проявила в работе.
Hampiðjan Iceland's annual gathering at the North Sea Centre’s flume tank in Hirtshals is approaching fast.
A new version of the 88.40 metre Bacalao trawl that incorporates some key innovations has been performing well recently.
‘This was our first tow with the new trawl and we certainly didn’t get off to a bad start. The flow of fish into the gear was so rapid that we only managed to tow for an hour, and when we hauled there were 800 tonnes in there,’ said Gísli Runólfsson, skipper of Bjarni Ólafsson, after he and his crew had one of the largest hauls of herring ever seen in Iceland for an hour’s tow.
‘Полноповоротный трал, практически не требующий обслуживания и отличный в эксплуатации,’ именно так Видир Йонссон (Víðir Jónsson) капитан судна Клейфаберг (Kleifaberg), описал трал T90 Hemmer от инженера рыбопромыслового оборудования Хермана Гудмундсона (Hermann H Guðmundsson) и его команды из офиса Hampiðjan в Акюрейри.
‘An all-round, low-maintenance trawl that catches well,’ said Víðir Jónsson, skipper of Kleifaberg, describing the T90 Hemmer trawl supplied by master netmaker Hermann H Guðmundsson and his team at Hampiðjan Akureyri.
‘We have been using this split codend from Hampiðjan since the spring and it has worked extremely well for us. The fish are alive and kicking as they drop down into the pounds where they are bled immediately.
“Мы использовали этот раздельный траловый мешок от Hampiðjan с весны, и можем сказать, что нам он отлично послужил. Рыба остается еще живой и даже продолжает дергаться, попадая в трюмы, где она немедленно потрошится.
Akurey’s skipper Eiríkur Jónsson has worked extensively with Hampiðjan’s fishing gear designers to come up with more efficient fishing gear, and Akurey has seen a number of new rigs on the deck.
Эйрикур Йонссон (Eiríkur Jónsson), капитан Акурей (Akurey) активно сотрудничал с проектировщиками рыбопромыслового оборудования из Hampiðjan, работая над новыми орудиями лова, результатов чего стало появление новой техники на палубе Акурей.
‘We’re really impressed with these new doors, and after testing them, both of us are convinced that we need to keep these. After a discussion with the company, the decision was taken to purchase the doors, so they’re staying with us,’
“Эти новые доски нас приятно удивили, и по итогам испытаний мы оба пришли к мнению, что нам нужно их оставить у себя.
“Наш опыт работы с траловым мешком T90 для вылова скумбрии, адаптированным под DynIce Quicklines оказался крайне удачным, и это относится не только к скумбрии, но и к сельди.
‘Our experience of the T90 mackerel codend rigged on DynIce Quicklines has been very good and that applies to our fishing on both mackerel and herring.
‘We got these new four-panel split codends in the autumn. Our experience with these has been very good. We used this type of codend a long time ago, but it was in 2013 that we first had this kind of codend in T90 netting.
“Мы получили эти новые четырехпластные раздельные траловые мешки осенью, и были очень довольны работой с ними.
‘It was probably in 1999 that we started to use Gloria trawls for fishing pelagic species and now we have four variant of this kind of trawl in our armoury of fishing gear.
“Я полагаю, на дворе стоял 1999 год, когда мы начали использовать тралы Gloria для вылова пелагических видов рыб.
There was plenty to see during the recent trip to Hirtshals organised by Hampiðjan which took a group of guests to the North Sea Centre’s flume tank.
Недавний тур в Хиртсхальс, организованный Hampiðjan, оказался невероятно познавательным. Компания отвезла группу посетителей к морскому резервуару Центра Северного моря.
This year Hampiðjan has concluded the acquisition of the entire shareholding of the daughter company Fjarðanet. The background to the acquisition is to establish all of Hampiðjan’s activities in Iceland into a single operation.
В этом году Hampiðjan завершил приобретение полного пакета акций дочерней компании Fjarðanet. Стимулом к организации этой сделки стало желание Hampiðjan объединить всю свою деятельность в Исландии под одной крышей.
‘The trip went very well and I reckon we can be sure that everyone was satisfied with how it worked out.
“Поездка прошла очень плодотворно, и я думаю, что мы можем быть уверены, что все участники остались довольны тем, как все было организовано.
A new semi-pelagic trawl door design from Danish producer Thyborøn Trawldoor looks highly promising.
Новый дизайн доски полу-пелагического трала от датского производителя Thyborøn Trawldoor выглядит многообещающе. Доски Bluestream 23 типа были разработаны на основе опыта, полученного компанией при работе с досками 14 типа.
‘I’m very satisfied with the results after switching to the Hemmer demersal trawl.
“Я очень доволен теми результатами, которых мы добились после перехода на демерсальный трал Hemmer.
Хампидьян не изменяет традициям и планирует га 28-30 ноября ежегодную демонстрацию собственной продукции и продукции партнёров в Центре Северного моря, Хирстхальс, Дания.
Hampiðjan will be running its annual presentation of its own products as well as those of its partner companies at the North Sea Centre’s flume tank in Hirtshals from 28th to 30th of November this year.
‘Всё прекрасно, российский экипаж быстро управлялся с промысловым вооружением. Моя задача как ассистента, который должен был познакомить команду с новым тралом, полностью выполнена.
This all worked out very well. The Russian crew were quick to get to grips with the fishing gear.
Произошло важное событие в истории компании “Фьярданет” (Fjardanet- компания группы “Хампидьян” ) - вчера произошла символическая закладка фундамента новой фабрики орудий лова на восточной стороне рыбного порта г.Нескёйпстадюр.
An important event in Fjarðanet’s history took place yesterday as the first spadeful of earth was taken for the company’s new net loft in the east coast fishing port of Neskaupstaður.
Группа компаний «Хампидьян» оформила приобретение канадского поставщика промвооружения Северо- Атлантический Морской Сервис и Снабжение - САМСС. (NAMSS -North Atlantic Marine Services & Supply).
The sale to the Hampiðjan Group has been concluded of Canadian fishing gear supplier North Atlantic Marine Services & Supply (NAMSS).
Это сообщение от конструктора промвооружения «Хампидьян» Эйнара Скафатсона, принявшего участие на конференции Инноваций, проходившей с 6 по 8 марта в Бергене, Норвегия.
That’s the message sent by Hampiðjan fishing gear designer Einar Skaftason at the Innovation Norway conference held in Bergen 6-8th March.
Every trawler crew knows the work that goes into spooling new warps onto the winch drums.
Команда траулера хорошо знает чего стоят работы по намотке нового ваера. Иногда это может занять не один день, прежде чем они улягутся ровно и под натяжением, ошибки в намотке могут стоить очень дорого.
Creditinfo yesterday presented Hampiðjan with an award specifically for innovation by an established company.
Creditinfo вчера удостоила Hampiðjan специальной награды за достижения в области развития инновационных технологий.
‘As always, the trip was very successful and those taking part were satisfied with the organisation, as well as with everything they got to see and hear.
Kristinn Gestsson, until recently skipper of HB Grandi’s freezer trawler Therney, has joined Hampiðjan’s fishing gear division in a sales position.
Директор по маркетингу и IT-технологиям Йон Оддур Дэвидссон назначен Директором по маркетингу и продажам рыбопромыслового вооружения.
Hampiðjan’s marketing and IT manager Jón Oddur Davíðsson has been appointed sales and marketing director of the company’s fishing gear division.
Hampiðjan sends fishing company Samherji and the crew of Björg EA-7 congratulations on the delivery of the magnificent new trawler, and to wish them every success in the future.
"Хампидьян" представил на рынок новую дель, которая предполагает новые возможности, и уже получил позитивные отзывы капитанов траулеров, которые использовали новую дель "Адвант" (Advant).
New netting from Hampiðjan aimed at the market for trawl gear offers a host of advantages, and reports from trawler skippers who have been testing the new Advant netting have been positive.
На этот раз ежегодный семинар "Хампидьян" с испытаниями и обсуждением рыболовного вооружения на базе гидролотка "Центра Северного моря" г. Хиртсхальса (Дания), будет проходить с 28 ноября по 2 декабря.
Hampiðjan’s annual visit to the flume tank at the North Sea Center in Hirtshals to present the company’s fishing gear will take place from the 28th to the 2nd of December.
Hampiðjan would like to send fishing company Útgerðarfélag Akureyringa and the crew of Kaldbakur EA-1 congratulations
Hampiðjan would like to send fishing company Samherji and the crew of Björgúlfur EA-312 congratulations
‘We’re on the way to Greenland,’ said Jón Axelsson, skipper of pelagic vessel Álsey VE-2 after landing 450 tonnes of large, top-quality mackerel in Thórshöfn last week.
Капитан — консультант «Хампидьян» - Сэмундур Арнасон - провёл три недели на борту траулера «Механик Ковтун» внимательно наблюдая за работой нового комплекта промвооружения для лова скумбрии.
Капитан Сэмундур Арнасон присоединился к команде «Хампидьян» , его профессионализм и опыт ждут своего применения в подразделении «Промрыболовство и орудия лова».
Hampiðjan technical adviser Sæmundur Árnason has spent three weeks at sea on board catcher-processor Mekhanik Kovtun to keep a close eye on the gear during the trawler’s first trip with a new set of gear for targeting mackerel.
Trawler skipper Sæmundur Árnason has joined Hampiðjan’s fishing gear division.
Married with three children, Sæmundur comes from Ólafsfjörður and has many years of experience as skipper and mate of trawlers, which has given him a great deal of insight into the use of both demersal and pelagic trawl gear.
The ongoing co-operation between the Institute of Marine Research, HB Grandi and Hampiðjan into the effectiveness of T90 codends rigged on QuickLines continued this spring. A codend in shrimp mesh sizes was assessed in the flume tank in Canada in association with the Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland.
This weeks marks exactly ten years since trawler Vestmannaey was rigged with DynIce Warps to replace conventional steel wire warps. Skipper Birgir Thór Sverrisson says that the experience of using these warps has been outstandingly good, and while he remains in command, there is no chance that these will be switched for wire again.
В марте 2017 исполнилось ровно десять лет с того времени как траулер «Вестманнай» ( Vestmannaey ) заменил обычный стальной ваер на ваер ДайнАйс.
Greenlandic pelagic vessel Qavak is now on its fourth trip on fishing grounds off Snæfellsnes. Its crew of fourteen is partly Icelandic, including skipper Gylfi Viðar Guðmundsson, who is one of the owners of Huginn VE-55 and skipper opposite Guðmundur Huginn Guðmundsson.
Pelagic vessel Heimaey is now on its way to fishing grounds off Reykjanes after discharging 2000 tonnes of capelin at Thórshöfn yesterday and today.
‘We were the first to try this codend out for Hampiðjan and it worked so well that we have used only T90 codends for mackerel and herring fishing over the last few years,’ said Albert Sveinsson, skipper of HB Grandi’s pelagic vessel Víkingur.
ГК «Хампидьян» открывает в Мурманске офис для оперативной консультации российских Заказчиков по техническим вопросам, вопросам приобретения, эксплуатации и обслуживания промвооружения производства «Хампидьян» и других компаний, входящих в группу.
Hampiðjan has now opened a sales office in Murmansk, with Sergei Kiselev appointed to manage sales of fishing gear from Hampiðjan and other companies within the group to Russian fishing companies, as well as handling servicing.
Danish pelagic vessel Ruth docked in the Faroes at the end of last week with 2600 tonnes of mackerel valued at DKK20 million on board.
‘This trip went very well, as always,’ said Hampiðjan’s sales and marketing director Haraldur Árnason as the company’s twenty-fifth annual visit to the North Sea Centre’s flume tank in Hirtshals came to an end earlier this month.
Hampidjan would like to wish its customers and staff around the world best wishes for a happy Christmas and a prosperous new year.
Colligo Marine is a big believer in using Hampidjan’s Dyneema products in the recreational marine industry. For over ten years now we have been using Dyneema for standing rigging and, more recently, for torsional cables. We have developed a complete line of hardware designed specifically for Hampidjan’s Dynice Dux and Furl cables.
A new 800 square metre purse seine hotel was opened a few days ago by Cosmos Trawl, Hampiðjan’s Danish daughter company.
Over the last few years Hampiðjan has been continuing the development of its DynIce Warps by incorporating electric cables into the company’s new Power Warps.
It’s ten years this month since Guðmundur Huginn Guðmundsson, skipper of Huginn VE 55, took delivery of 2 x 730 metres of 36mm DynIce Warps and tried them out fishing on the surface for mackerel and herring.
‘This is a vital piece of equipment and I don’t understand how we managed before,’ said Jón Valgeirsson, skipper of Westmann Islands trawler Bergey VE 544.
‘We’ve taken new warps on board hundreds of time before, but this is the first time they have been spooled exactly right onto the drums. It makes a huge difference and everything has worked perfectly.’
Hampiðjan’s Westmann Islands branch opened in March this year and began trading in April, with everything required for maintaining fishing gear, as well as a product range that includes lifting equipment, protective gear and survival suits.
There has been rapid progress on this since Danish crew arrived in the Islands and started erecting the steel frame of the building.
Trawl trials on redfish with a T90 codend supplied by Fjardanet in Akureyri, which is part of the Hampidjan Group, have already produced promising results. The codend appears to filter out small redfish in significant amounts and the results look to be similar to those obtained by the Marine Research Institute to separate out small cod while trawling off western Iceland.
The skipper reports that the new 3072 metre Gloria redfish trawl works like a dream, especially on dispersed fish, and he was fishing better than others in the same area.
There is a constant demand for lightweight, cost-effective solutions in the offshore oil and gas sector, according to Davíd Waage, sales and marketing director at Hampidjan’s offshore and seismic division.
‘There’s a relentless pursuit of opportunities in deeper water and being able to mobilise sophisticated, lightweight equipment is crucial in deployment and recovery operations in the offshore oil and gas field.
Hampiðjan’s staff have been working through the many enquiries they received during the company’s attendance at the International Seafood Exposition in Brussels from 26th to 28th of April. According to sales and marketing director Haraldur Árnason, it was a good exhibition and taking part in it was a worthwhile exercise that met all of their expectations.
New pelagic vessel Ruth HG-264 was delivered recently to owners Rederiet Ruth in Hirtshals, Denmark. The purser-trawler is 87.80 metres overall with a 16.60 metre beam and was built at the Karstensens Shipyard in Skagen, the first of its kind completed with three winches to tow twin trawl gear.
Earlier this month work began at Hampidjan’s new net loft in the Westmann Islands. The workshop is located at Kleifar 6, and the building also includes a shop. At present the building has a 400 square metre floor space, but once this coming summer’s expansion has been concluded, it will expand to 1100 square metres.
Hampiðjan’s annual visit to the flume tank at the North Sea Center in Hirtshals to present the company’s fishing gear will take place from the 6th to the 9th of December.
Hampidjan is taking part in the Seafood Expo North America and Seafood Processing North America event taking place in Boston from the 6th to 8th of March, where we will be presenting our activities and products.
Sigurgeir Pétursson, skipper of factory trawler Tai An, has another successful trip behind him in the Southern Ocean after docking last week at Ushuaia, Argentina’s most southerly port after 56 days at sea. The ungutted catch weight for the trip was 7100 tonnes.
The day before Christmas Eve saw the arrival of a magnificent new vessel as an addition to the Síldarvinnslan fleet as the new Beitir NK-123 arrived at its new home port in Neskaupstadur. Beitir was open to the public on Sunday 27th of December.
‘HB Grandi’s magnificent new pelagic vessel, Víkingur, which docked in Iceland before Christmas, has everything that Hampidjan can offer on board,’ said Hampidjan’s sales and marketing director Haraldur Árnason.
‘We had an unusually large group this time with around 70 guests from ten countries. It’s clear that there is plenty of interest in Hampidjan’s products and the trip was highly successful,’
According to research carried out by fishery scientist Haraldur Einarsson into the selectivity of T90 codends rigged using Hampidjan’s Quicklines, the advantages are considerable when compared to conventional two-panel codends.
‘We have used Hampidjan’s DynIce warps since 2009 and I can say that we have more experience than anyone in using these. It has been conclusively shown that these warps are a better option in financial terms than wire, and that’s just one of the advantages,’
We can say that the crew of Sturlaugur H Bödvarsson were rewarded with a feast on board recently when Hampidjan’s fishing gear development manager Gudmundur Gunnarsson paid them a visit before the trawler sailed from Reykjavík, bringing with him a buffet of cakes for the crew.
Hampidjan will be running its customary annual trip to the flume tank at the North Sea Centre in Hirtshals between the 9th and 11th of December. This has been a high point of the Hampidjan calendar for many years.
‘We’re very satisfied with the exhibition, and as far as I’m concerned, this has been the best one yet. An estimated 14,000 people attended this year and a quarter of those came from other countries.
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A new video is now online that clearly demonstrates the advantages of using DynIce Data sounder cable compared to conventional steel cable.
Hampidjan partner companies Cosmos Trawl and Nordsø Trawl are both among participants in this year’s Danfish International fisheries exhibition taking place in Aalborg, presenting their services and a number of Hampidjan’s innovations.
A video is now available showing in an informal and clear way just where the advantages of DynIce Warps lie in comparison to
Mekhanik S Agapov, the magnificent new pelagic vessel owned by Russian fishing company Robinzon, has shown some outstanding results recently fishing for mackerel in international waters with a new Gloría HS1600 trawl from Hampidjan.
A magnificent new net loft has been built at Thyborøn in Denmark and was formally opened last week with guests invited to see look over the new building.
Hampidjan’s new design Gloria pelagic trawls have been successfully catching mackerel. The latest version is the 1760-4 Wide and this was used by four pelagic vessels last year.
A new type of trawl door from Thyborøn in Denmark is now in use in Iceland and Greenland.
Einar Skaftason and Guðbjartur Thórarinsson have recently joined Hampidjan in management roles.
’HB Grandi’s new multi-role pelagic vessel, Venus, has been fitted out with the most advanced fishing gear technology we have to offer at Hampidjan,’ said Haraldur Árnason, the company’s sales and marketing director.
Cosmos Trawl, Hampidjan’s Danish subsidiary, recently delivered six new shrimp trawls,Incl. of floats, grids, bags and sparenetting.The trawls is build in Magnet Compact, and 4 more to be delivered end April to two Norwegian vessel operators.
The crew of fresher trawler Sturlaugur H Bödvarsson have been using a new design of fourpanel codend with great success. Skipper Eiríkur Jónsson told us that the new codends are much easier to handle than the older versions, reducing the risk of accidents on deck, and he is convinced that they are better for catch quality.
The difference between this season and the last is the weather so far this year has been much worse and sea conditions more difficult.
Due to a significant increase in demand for its gear, Nordsø Trawl in Thyborøn is now building a new 2600 square metre net loft that will be ready for use this summer.
Staff at the Hampidjan net loft in Reykjavík have been busy these last few days now that the capelin season appears to be gathering pace.
Hampidjan has taken the decision to establish a subsidiary in Brisbane on the east coast of Australia to serve the growing market there for netting, rope and high-strength ropes.
Jón Ásbjörn Grétarsson was born on the 5th of January 1965. He passed away on the 17th of December 2014 and his funeral took place on the 5th of January 2015.
Hampidjan’s annual December flume tank trip is over and was exceptionally successful with a great many innovations demonstrated in an event that strengthens ties with customers.
Among Hampidjan’s subsidiary companies is Hampidjan Canada, based at Spaniard’s Bay in Newfoundland, or Newfoundland & Labrador to give the province its proper name.
As many as seventy people are expected to join Hampidjan for this year’s annual flume tank trip to Hirtshals in Denmark. The company has made this a regular event with Hampidjan and companies within the group presenting their gear at the North Sea Centre flume tank.
In association with fishing company P/f Varðin, based at Gøta in the Faroe Islands, a 90% stake in fishing gear supplier Spf Sílnet, based at Borðey, from Kristian Sofus and his two co-owners.
‘We use this codend when we’re fishing cod and it has long proved its worth. The meshes stay open better than in a conventional codend, which releases practically all of the small fish. There’s hardly a single small fish to be seen anywhere in the catch,’ said Eiríkur Jónsson, skipper of fresher trawler Sturlaugur H Bödvarsson.
The newest and one of the most sophisticated vessels in the Danish fleet was delivered to its Swedish and Danish owners, Astrid Fiskeri A/S, at the end of July.
Among the guests at the recent IceFish exhibition in Kópavogur were Marin Howley, chairman of the board of Irish fishing gear supplier Swan Net Gundry Ltd, based in Killybegs, and managing director Evelyn Cassidy.
The crew of pelagic vessel Börkur had an eye-opening experience while fishing off Glettinganes in eastern Iceland. This was during their last trip before a break for the Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition when they saw 500 tonnes enter their 1600 metre Gloria Helix herring/mackerel trawl in just one hour.
The Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition was opened formally by Minister of Fisheries Sigurður Ingi Jóhannesson yesterday. Later that same day awards were given to selected companies thought to have been outstanding in the field of the Icelandic fishing industry.
The IceFish exhibition is being held from the 25th to the 27th of September and, as always, Hampidjan is there with a prominent presence in the main hall at the Smárinn centre.
‘I was one of the first to start using DynIce Data headline sounder cable, first with 1000 metres until we had an accident and parted the cable in the middle. Hampidjan’s staff have now developed splicing technique for DynIce Data cable and we reached a gentlemen’s agreement that Hampidjan would splice an extra 400 metres to the newest version of the 1900 metre length we already have on board.
Orders for DynIce Warps and DynIce Data cables were finalised at the Nor-Fishing exhibition in Trondheim between 19th and 22nd of August when Norwegian operators of Harvest and Torbas all confirmed orders for the same package that was supplied to pelagic vessel Kings Bay earlier this year.
Fresher trawler Sturlaugur H Bödvarsson docked in Reykjavík last week with around 130 tonnes of fish on board, caught during a four-day trip to fishing grounds off the Westfjords.
Hampidjan has concluded a deal to purchase a 65% holding in US company Swan Net USA LLC, based in Seattle. The three founders plus one other individual have been the owners of Swan Net USA since it was established in 1995.
With the capelin season coming to an end, it’s a reminder that not long ago Hampidjan sent its master netmaker Vernharður Hafliðason to sea for a trip with skipper Guðlaugur Jónsson on the HB Grandi pelagic vessel Ingunn AK-150 at the end of last year’s season.
The world's largest seafood event, the European Seafood Exposition (ESE), is taking place in the Belgian city of Brussels this week.
It’s now five years since the first trials in Iceland with the innovative method of using pelagic doors to spread a bottom trawl on board Neskaupstadur trawler Bardi, and experience has shown that the results are positive.
When Hampidjan arrived in Lithuania in 2003 after acquiring netting manufacturer Utzon, there was a workforce of a hundred already there. The company was quickly renamed Hampidjan Baltic and the premises were doubled in size to their present 21,500 square metres,
Among the innovations presented at the flume tank session in Hirtshals last year was the new Gloria 1760m Gloria XtraWide, designed specially for mackerel.
April this year marks a milestone as twenty-five years since the first use of Hampidjan’s Gloria pelagic trawl for fishing redfish on the Reykjanes Ridge south-west of Iceland.
The annual visit with customers and fishing company representatives to the SINTEF flume tank at Hirtshals in Denmark has become a fixture on the Hampidjan calendar.
‘These doors shoot away remarkably easily and start to square the gear the moment they’re in the water, unlike some door types that don’t start to be effective until they’re as much as twelve fathoms down.
Hampidjan will be holding its annual flume tank trip to the North Sea Centre at Hirtshals in Denmark to present its fishing gear.
says Jørgen Eriksen, skipper and owner of Greenland shrimp trawler Claudia.
‘We should have switched to using DynIce Warps long ago.
It’s 44 years since Neil Armstrong first stepped on the Moon to mark one of the most significant points in human history, and recently one of the motors of the Saturn V rocket that took him to the Moon was retrieved from the seabed at a depth of 4600 metres off Bermuda.
‘When I saw the news item about the thousandth Gloria trawl being delivered, I immediately thought that the success of this gear is no coincidence,’ said Hördur Gudmundsson, skipper of pelagic vessel Thorsteinn TH-360.
The Danfish International exhibition held in the Danish city of Aalborg attracted record attendance from the 9th to the 11th of October.
DanFish International, the fisheries exhibition held every second year in the Danish city of Aalborg, takes place this year from the 9th to the 11th of October