Shark Fishing

     - Fishing is not a matter of life or death ... It is more important than that !

Shark fishing and research with Blástein

 

The biggest fish you can get on rod in the Faroe Islands is the

Porbeagle Shark.

It travels around the islands all year. In winther time they live

close to the shore and they are easy to catch.

 

 

 

In the summer time they seem to come in for 3-4 weeks. They travel in scoals and inhabit areas were there are huge scoals of small coalies. The size of the porbagleas are from 70 to 150 kg.

 

 

For the past few years Blástein has done some research on porbeagles together with French marine biologist from Ifremer. Canadian marine biologists from Bedford institute of Oceanography. We have found out that some mature female travel from north of Norway to San sebastian in the bottom of the Biscaya bay.