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Capelin Plankton Currently By Hrollaugseyjar Islands

This year, the capelin quota in Icelandic waters has reached a record 760 thousand tons, generating approximately ISK 30 billion (USD 240 million, EUR 200 million).

capelin_bbCapelin. Photo by B.B.

Capelin, Mallotus villosus, is a small forage fish found in the North-Atlantic Ocean, one of the most economically important fish to exist in Icelandic waters.

According to vísir.is ten capelin trawlers are currently following plankton along the east coast of Iceland and fishing off the Hrollaugseyjar Islands, just west of the village Höfn in Hornafjörður.

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