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Fishermen in Iceland Celebrate 500 Tons of Cod

The captain and crew of 20-ton plastic boat Bárdur SH 81 celebrated the 500 tons of cod they have caught this season, an unexpectedly good catch, by feasting upon a specially-designed cake on the deck of their boat earlier this week.

Captain Pétur Pétursson told Morgunbladid he and his crew have proved so successful because of hard work. There is no trick to it. They fish off Ólafsvík and Arnarstapi on Snaefellsnes peninsula, west Iceland.

“It is like every other job, if you work hard you usually achieve great things,” Pétursson said, adding that there is more fish in the sea than people would think. “More than what the Iceland Marine Research Institute believes at any rate. That’s for sure.”

The Marine Research Institute recommended a 30-percent cut to the cod fishing quota last year due to the cod stock’s low figures in Icelandic waters. Recent search expeditions have, however, delivered more optimistic results.

Click here to read more about the situation of the Icelandic cod.

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