Almost Half of Shared Mackerel Stock in Iceland

capelin-fishing_bbThe quantity of mackerel in the waters around Iceland, the Faroe Islands and between east Iceland and the coast of Norway is estimated to have been 2.7 million tons this summer, of which 1.1 million tons, or 42 percent, are believed to have been in Icelandic fishing grounds.

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Supreme Court Confirms Attempted Murder Verdict

supremecourt_pkThe Supreme Court of Iceland confirmed the sentencing of Thorvardur Davíd Ólafsson to 14-years imprisonment last week for the attempted murder of his father. Ólafsson was found guilty of having attacked his father in his home in November 2010, inflicting serious injuries.

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Quota of 31,000 Ptarmigans Issued in Iceland

ptarmigan_heA quota of 31,000 ptarmigans has been issued for this year’s hunting season, which is half the quota issued last year as the position of the ptarmigan stock has weakened. The hunting period will also be shortened from 18 to nine days and is limited to four weekends in October and November.

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