mar 21 2014

One vessel allowed to fish bluefin tuna in Norway

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Norway has a quota of 30 tonnes for 2014, and the Norwegian Department of Fishery has decided that the entire quota will be given to just one vessel. 30 tonnes is not much compared to the quotas of other ICCAT-members, but it is a start. 28 vessels had applied for the quota. Most of them had experience from former tuna fishing in Norway (back in the 1970’s and 1980’s),

Last year there were several observations of bluefin tuna in Norway. At one occation pictures were taken.

The vessel you can see on the picture below («Hillersøy») is the lucky winner, and the winner takes it all (30 tonnes), if the bluefin tuna return to the Norwegian coast in late summer and fall 2014.

Photos: Geir Olsen and scanfishphoto.com

Below you can see a Norwegian vessel fishing bluefin tuna in 1967.

 

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mar 17 2014

How to fillet cod

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Filleting cod is not easy, but it gets easier when you have done it a couple of times. On the video below I show how I do it. The video is in Norwegian, but I guess the film tells how it is done regardless of the language.

 

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mar 10 2013

Fishing herring – using gillnets

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The fishery for Norwegian Spring Spawning Herring has rich traditions along the western coast of Norway. Fishing herring with gillnets is a methode used for hundreds of years. Some fishermen still use gillnets and get permission from the sales-organisation to sell herring in the harbour.

The film below was made west of Karmøy in March 2013. One fisherman had set the net at daytime, for only 20 minutes. Enjoy.

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jan 27 2013

Fishing cod in fish trap

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This short film shows a traditional way of catching cod in coastal waters in Norway. This type of fish trap is only allowed in the cold months (October – April). I am not a professional fisherman and am only allowed to use ten of these traps. This winter I have only used 3-4 traps simply because that is enough. The fish traps have two chambers which the cod is led into. Between the chambers there is a net (8 meters long)  which leads the cod (and other species) into the cambers.

Below you can see some pictures of cod caugth in such fish traps this winter. It is a cold hobby, and the traps can stay in the sea for 4-7 days before you empty them. By using 4 fish traps there is at least one nice cod to bring home.

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Fishing in wintertime

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