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Fermented Shark Stolen in Southwest Iceland

Between 500 and 700 kilos of fermented shark were stolen from a shed by Stapi in Innri-Njardvík on Reykjanes peninsula in southwest Iceland this week. Fermented shark is a staple in the upcoming Thorrablót mid-winter celebrations.


Fermented shark meat. Photo by Eygló Svala Arnarsdóttir.

Only fully processed shark was stolen and shark that had yet to be fermented was left untouched. So it appears as if the thief was familiar with the product, as reported on freisting.is.

The theft was reported to the Chief of Police in the Sudurnes region yesterday. Restaurant owners are asked to be on the alert and report dubious salespeople with fermented shark. The packaging was unmarked.

Click here to read more about Thorrablót feasts and Thorri food.

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