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Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Shrimp catch ‘incredibly good’

The shrimp harvest in the northern county of Troms is being described as “very good” and even “incredibly good” this month, with some processing firms operating at full production all summer long.

Lyngen Reker is among those having busy days, with around 15 shrimp boats delivering up to 2,500 kilos a week. Jack Robert Møller of Lyngen Reker told newspaper Nordlys that the boats are based at Lyngen, Skjervøy, Tromsø and Storfjord, and that the firm has hired in extra workers to handle the catch.

The shrimp is boiled on board the boats and the catch that’s not sent out fresh is both hand-peeled and machine-peeled at the firm. Fresh unpeeled shrimps are trucked to Tromsø and then flown on to Oslo, Stockholm and Bodø for sale.

Lyngen has a long history of shrimp production, and earlier has seen tougher times with some plants shut down. Nordlys reported that the business is now on its feet again, with Lyngen Reker peeling around 30 tons a week.

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