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Fishermen’s Day celebrated in Iceland

Fishermen’s Day was celebrated across Iceland yesterday except in Akureyri. The day has been celebrated to honor fishermen in Iceland the first Sunday in June every year since 1938.

A mini amusement part was established for kids at Reykjavík’s harbor yesterday, and the Marine Research Institute held an exhibition of strange fish. People were also offered short sight-seeing cruises free of charge.

Ships and boats anchored at the harbor were decorated with flags and anyone who was interested was offered a tour aboard the Coast Guard cruiser Týr. Emergency service Ársaell demonstrated how people who fall overboard are rescued and the Reykjavík Brass Band played.

The Icelandic Association for Search and Rescue (ICE-SAR) gave the crew of Bylgja VE an award for delivering good results at the ICE-SAR course in security for fishermen.

Photos by Eygló S. Arnarsdóttir.

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