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Capelin finally found north of Iceland

By Iceland Review

Two ships from the Icelandic Marine Research Institute have finally located a capelin stock in Icelandic waters, north of Iceland, which can be fished this season.

Despite a thorough search, the Marine Research Institute has not been able to locate the capelin stock until now, so its size has not yet been measured. Fréttabladid reports.

Thorsteinn Sigurdsson of the Marine Institute said it is uncertain how large this particular school of fish is. To begin with, its size is measured with a special echo technique to determine whether it is necessary to measure its size in more detail.

If the school of capelin proves large, a temporary quota will be issued and fishing ships can start fishing the capelin. But it is too early to make such decisions, Sigurdsson said.

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