The fishery in Hirtshals
Centre for the fishery of edible fish
The port's geographical location close to some of Europe's best fishing spots combined with the ferry connections to Norway, the Faroe Islands and Iceland, and motorway E39 provides the port with unique opportunities when it comes to handling and selling fish. In addition, large quantities of salmon are supplied annually from Norway, Iceland, Scotland and the Faroe Islands.
The port has the facilities for landing, handling and sale of both pelagic and demersal fish. At Port of Hirtshals herring and mackerel are landed for processing in Northern Jutland, just as species like haddock, plaice, cod and monkfish etc. are landed for sale at Hirtshals Fiskeauktion (auction). Additionally, there is a supply of fish from Norway, Iceland, Scotland and Faroe Island.
The port has structured and allocated specific port basins and quay areas for berths. The plans have been made so that any vessel type is ensured the best possible conditions and safety against damages etc.
The port has landing facilities and berths for all types of vessels:
- Twine boats
- Spinning net cutters
- Pelagic seiners and trawlers
- Atlantic-bound freezer trawlers