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Hampiðjan’s flume tank session in Hirtshals  Presenting new technology and sharing opinions


Hampiðjan’s flume tank sessions in Hirtshals, testing and demonstrating different fishing gears, are a tradition that has grown over the last few decades.

Trawl gear becomes BMW electric car components


Recycled trawl gear used in electric car production

New sales talent joins Hampiðjan


The latest recruit to the Hampiðjan team is Hróðmar Ingi Sigurðsson. His role will be to concentrate on sales of trawl doors and warps, as well as general fishing gear and related items.

Hampiðjan – business with Russia


Hampiðjan wholeheartedly condemns the Russian aggression in Ukraine and its ongoing action in the invasion of a democratic sovereign state.

Guðmundur Gunnarsson decorated with the Order of the Falcon


Guðmundur Gunnarsson, formerly Head of Development at Hampiðjan, has been decorated by President of Iceland Guðni Th. Jóhannesson with the Order of the Falcon at a ceremony held at the Presidential residence of Bessastaðir, which took place today, 17th June 2022, Iceland’s National Day.

Starring role at IceFish awards


Hampiðjan played a central role at the industry awards, a key part of the IceFish exhibition which took place last week in Kópavogur.

Putting the emphasis on Dynice Optical Data netsounder cable


‘Exhibitions in general, and not least the event taking place here in Iceland, are highly important for Hampiðjan as meeting points, strengthening links with existing customers and establishing contact with new ones.

The Gulltoppur groundfish trawl


Hampiðjan’s Gulltoppur groundfish trawl is the result of extensive underwater research and development on board trawlers in Iceland that during the 1980s used 105-foot Mars and 90-foot Vestfirðingur trawls.

Hampiðjan’s new environmental director


Georg Haney has been appointed as the new environmental director at Hampiðjan, and he comes to the company after ten years of working wth fishing gear research at Iceland’s Marine and Freshwater Research Institute.

Keeping up with the twin-riggers


Síldarvinnslan’s freezer trawler Blængur has recently completed a trip in the Norwegian zone of the Barens Sea, and what attracted interest was that Blængur’s catch rates with its single trawl were not far behind those of the twin-rig trawlers on the same fishing grounds.

New shallow purse seine put through its paces


‘We started fishing of the Skarður shore and were off Alviðruhamrar when we called it a day and headed back to port. The catch was 1800 tonnes, taken in four shots.

Viðey’s perfectly-tuned Jagger


When he was ashore just after New Year, we spoke to Kristján E. Gíslason, who skippers Viðey RE-50 opposite Jóhannes Ellert Eiríksson, to ask about the outstanding success they and their crew have achieved as Iceland’s top-catching fresher trawler for 2021, having landed 10,347 tonnes over the year with a catch value of ISK2.1 billion.

Controllable doors from Thyborøn


Trials carried out with the crew of Danish pelagic vessel Themis S-144 from Skagen in the week before Christmas, confirm that the latest trawl doors from Thyborøn look highly promising.

Pelagic trawling with DynIce Data netsounder cable


Owners of 110 fishing vessels around the world have bought DynIce sounder cable since 2015.

Versatile T90 Excluder separates pelagic catches


Danish fishing gear company Cosmos Trawl, part of the Hampiðjan Group, has designed and developed a new selectivity device that looks very promising.

‘This machine is pure genius’


‘This machine is pure genius. It went like a dream and the surprise was how quickly it was all done,’ said skipper Friðleifur Einarsson of Brim’s fresher trawler Helga María, and he was referring to Hampiðjan’s new mobile wire tensioning unit which is used to spool warps onto winch drums under constant tension.

Hampiðjan achieves ISO 14001 environmental certification


Over the last few years Hampiðjan has systematically worked on a number of aspects of environmental issues and the basis of this goes back to the company setting out its environmental policy.

Fish move faster down to the codend


‘I’m very happy with the new blue whiting trawl. My feeling is that it fishes better than other gears I’ve tried, and the main reason is that the belly is designed so that fish make their way more quickly down to the codend,’ said Albert Sveinsson, skipper of Brim’s pelagic vessel Víkingur.

Hampiðjan Offshore’s DynIce Warp sets a record


Research vessel Kaimei, operated by Jamstec (Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology), has set a record by drilling into the seabed at a greater depth than has even been done before.

Considerably better results with this new trawl than with our comparable older gear


Skipper Tómas Kárason of Beitir NK-123

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