Nofima reports

Rapport/Report 43/2014 English summary

Svorken, Marianne

Publication details

Publisher: Nofima AS

Issue: 43/2014

Number of pages: 9

International Standard Numbers:
Printed: 978-82-8296-236-0

Open Access: green


In 2014 two cooperating vessels in the Norwegian purse seine fleet were allowed to switch quotas of capelin in Greenland, Iceland and Jan Mayen with capelin in the Barents Sea. This arrangement was made to enable the fisheries to be more appropriate and permit the fleet to save energy.

Almost the entire fleet decided to join the arrangement. Even though the fishery in Iceland did not pay off, the vessels were satisfied with the arrangement. The vessels that went to Iceland and did not catch any fish were in many cases compensated for this lack income through personal agreements with those they had exchanged quota with.