DNA Analysis Could Impact Mackerel Dispute

capelin-fishing_bbDNA samples from mackerel caught in Icelandic waters and other territories are now being analyzed by the Icelandic Food and Veterinary Authority (MAST) to determine the origin of the species. The results could have an impact on Iceland’s mackerel dispute with Norway and the EU.

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Reykjanes, Iceland’s New Geopark?

reykjanes-lava-field_psMunicipalities in the Suðurnes region on Reykjanes peninsula in Southwest Iceland are working towards having Reykjanes recognized as an international geopark, which is a quality certification for areas where notable and unique geological remains can be found.

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Westman Islands Puffin Hunters Relocate

puffins-reynisfjara_psThree puffin hunters from the Westman Islands, off South Iceland, recently traveled to Grímsey, an island north of Iceland, to catch puffins for the hunters’ annual celebration in the autumn. Boiled puffin, fresh or smoked, is a specialty of the islands.

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Norway Terrorism Acts Remembered in Iceland

nordichouse_summer_small_psYesterday, one year had passed since 77 people were murdered in Oslo and Utøya in Norway by Anders Behring Breivik. The anniversary was remembered with ceremonies across the country. In Iceland, a group of people assembled in Vatnsmýrin in Reykjavík to show solidarity with the Norwegian people.

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