Cause of Death of Herring in West Iceland a Mystery

snaefellsjokull_pkThe Icelandic Marine Research Institute has ruled out that the herring that swam ashore in large numbers and died in Kolgrafafjörður fjord in West Iceland last week were killed by infection, from which the fish stock has suffered for some time. The infection has reportedly not progressed.

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Tausende von Heringen sterben am Strand

snaefellsjokull-from-air_psMehrere hundert Tonnen Hering sind am vergangenen Donnerstag in Kolgrafafjörður auf der Halbinsel Snæfellsnes in Westisland an den Strand gespült worden und dort verendet. Ein Küstenabschnitt von einen Quadratkilometer ist von toten Fischen bedeckt.

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