Landing had to be over and done with as soon as possible.
Therefore, both men and women participated in this, often noisy business. New modern steel-built longline ships were built, the first filleting plant saw the light of dawn and a lot of jobs were created on land again.
While it was a man's job to crew the ships, women took care of washing and drying the fish In the beginning of this century the Slupps were motorized.
This was regarded as a huge step in the right direction, despite the fact that tools as simple as a filleting table were often thrown overboard by superstitious old men who resisted having this new stuff to ruin their fishing-luck.
During these changes, the people of the Faroe Islands have shown flexibility and creativity enabling the Faroese fishing industry to be an important party in producing quality products.