Fishing, sorting, processing and markets for mackerel caught by pelagic vessels; collection and analysis of fishing / Fishing, grading, pre-processing, processing and marketing of mackerel products catches by pelagic vessels; collecting and analyzing samples.
The aim of this project is to study the fishing of pelagic fishing vessels for mackerel in Icelandic waters, make formal measurements of the fish, come up with solutions on how to sort the mackerel from other fish on board and how to process it in freezer vessels. The equipment options necessary for the processing will be analyzed, and markets for mackerel caught in Icelandic waters will also be explored according to the seasons. In this section, the collection and analysis of mackerel samples collected in the summer of 2008 was reported. The first results of the project are presented in terms of size, weight, head length, height and width, sex, fat, water and dry matter content of the samples.
The objective of this project is to study mackerel fishing on Icelandic fishing grounds, perform geometrical measurements on the fish, find the best solution for grading the mackerel by size and species on board and how to process it in freezer vessels. Part of this will be to analyze what kind of technology is necessary for processing the mackerel. Market analysis will be carried out for mackerel caught on Icelandic fishing ground during the summer. In this report results from sampling during the summer 2008 are presented.