Fishing, sorting, processing and markets for mackerel caught by pelagic vessels; Needs analysis and processing processes / Fishing, grading, pre-processing, processing and marketing of mackerel products catches by pelagic vessels; requirements analysis and manufacturing processing
The aim of this project is to study the fishing of pelagic fishing vessels for mackerel in Icelandic waters, make formal measurements, 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 part, a needs analysis was made of what is needed to process mackerel on board vessels that catch it during the summer in Icelandic waters. Processing processes on two freezer vessels were also recorded.
The objective of this project is to examine mackerel fishing on Icelandic fishing grounds, perform geometrical measurements, find the best solution for grading the mackerel by size and species on board and how to process it in freezer vessels. Analyze what kind of technology is necessary. Moreover, to examine the markets for mackerel caught on Icelandic fishing ground during the summer. In this part requirements analysis was carried out about what is needed to process mackerel on board vessels caught during summertime on Icelandic fishing grounds. Furthermore, manufacturing processing methods aboard two freezer vessels were documented.