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Super-strong Rockall blue whiting codend


Fishing companies are already gearing up for blue whiting in the new year. Last year, this fishery began in January, as insufficient capelin had been located to allocate a quota.

Cuxhaven spools tensioned warp onto all three winches


Cuxhaven company DFFU’s factory trawler Cuxhaven NC-100 arrived from Germany on 21st September and docked at the Skarfabakki quayside outside Hampiðjan’s net loft, bringing with it three drums of new trawl warp as deck cargo.

Jagger trawls – the obvious choice


Brim’s fresher trawler Viðey docked in Reykjavík this week with 180 tonnes on board after a five-day trip to Westfjords fishing grounds.

Pandalus trawl and T90 codend prove their worth on offshore shrimp


‘Let’s say that catches have been pretty good since the beginning of July. We’ve been landing 25 to 35 tonnes of shrimp per trip and have mostly been on the back leading eastwards from the Skagafjörður Deeps.

Hampiðjan staff complete annual beach clean-up


The beach clean-up organised by Hampiðjan, the company’s staff association and the Blue Army took place yesterday on the 29th August, with a 50-strong team of the company’s staff and family members joining in the annual event.

Seine nets don’t come smarter than this


‘These seine nets are pure genius, plus there has been heavy fishing all summer,’ said Stefán Egilsson, skipper of Thingeyri seine netter Egill.

Akurey’s seamless switch to twin-rigging


Fresher trawler Akurey has completed its second trip since a refit in which a third trawl winch and an additional set of sweepline winches were installed on board.

Better catch values, efficiency and safety with QuickLines


‘I’m very satisfied, and if anything, the results are beyond anything I had expected. Catch quality is better and the crew are quicker hauling and shooting than before.

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.

Hampiðjan adds more experience


Jónas Thór Friðriksson has been appointed sales manager for Hampiðjan’s ropes and netting.

New netloft running at full speed


Hampiðjan’s magnificent new netloft in Neskaupstaður where work started on 23rd January this year is already a hive of activity.

Joining the Hampiðjan team – and sticking with tradition


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.

Hampiðjan moves into new net loft in Neskaupstaður


‘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.

Prima rope and netting


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.

Tanks visits are a key event


Flume tank trips becoming increasingly important, according to Hampiðjan’s Jón Oddur Davíðsson, commenting on the recent annual trip to Hirtshals

New catalogue and online sales


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.

Flume tank session held in Hirtshals


Hampiðjan Iceland's annual gathering at the North Sea Centre’s flume tank in Hirtshals is approaching fast.

Jagger – new demersal trawl design from Hampiðjan


A new version of the 88.40 metre Bacalao trawl that incorporates some key innovations has been performing well recently.

800-tonne first tow in brand-new Gloria trawl


‘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.

Fantastic all-round bottom trawl


‘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.

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