LUMPFISH SEASON STARTED
The lumpfish season started on Thursday and fishermen are heading out with their nets. Húsavík harbour is full of action those days even though the whale watching season has not begun yet.
The owner of Gentle Giants, Stefán Guðmundsson, comes from a long line of fishermen who have been fishing in Skjálfandi bay for centuries. Along with whale watching, he is an active fisherman together with his father and brother.
This year, lumpfish boats are allowed to go out 50 days during the season. There are a number of boats operating from Húsavík, three of them from Gentle Giants and Knarrareyri (Stefán’s family).
Here are some photos taken by Þorgeir Baldursson, one of the crew members on Aþena:
The fleet of Gentle Giants and Knarrareyri: Aþena, Aron and Sædís.
October has started a couple of days ago and for now it continues as successful as September has been. After two fin whales have been visiting the bay on Friday, humpback whales and minkes were spotted thorughout the weekend. Also today humpback whales were seen on both departures.