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Fewer fish in the sea

The cod stock is declining in the waters off Iceland, according to new estimates by the Marine Research Institute, Morgunbladid reports.. Shrimp is also in sharp decline. The institute (nicknamed Hafró which is short for its formal name, Hafrannsóknastofnun Íslands) bases its conclusions on research tours in the coastal waters off the Westfjords and in the bays and fjords to the north of the country. Apparently, the 2005 “class of cod” is the weakest since 1991 and the shrimp stock has never been as weak as this year. Thus, Hafró recommends a ban on shrimpfishing this winter.

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