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Demand for fish in foreign markets

Morgunbladid reports there has been great demand this winter for frozen fish, both in Europe and in North America. The demand is across the board for haddock, cod, pollock and other species. Prices have appreciated since last fall, and not adjusted in the new year as in previous years.

Crews of trawlers are said to be happy – they are paid a percentage of the proceeds of the catch – and the depreciation of the Icelandic króna has further inflated their pay.

Morgunbladid quotes Hilmar Helgason, captain of Hrafn Sveinbjarnarson GK 255, saying fishermen have not been able to fulfill demand, neither in the American nor the European markets. “In the UK there is great need for haddock and the prices go up on a daily basis,” he said to Morgunbladid.

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