Iceland Confirms Whaling Quota for 2009

Minister of Fisheries Steingrímur J. Sigfússon confirmed yesterday the decision of his predecessor Einar K. Gudfinnsson on a new quota for minkes and fin whales this year. Sigfússon, who had considered revoking the decision, said his hands were tied.

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Growing Supply of Gold in Iceland

It is becoming increasingly common that people in Iceland take their old or new gold jewelry to the goldsmith’s to see what it’s worth. Goldsmith Magnús Steinthórsson said he pays ISK 1,000 for each gram of gold.

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