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Herring Fishing in Iceland Successful

By Iceland Review

Herring fishing has been rather successful during the current fishing season, according to Ólafur Á. Einarsson, captain of Álsey from the Westman Islands. Álsey recently caught 800 tons of herring.

Einarsson said he has almost fished exclusively in Grundarfjördur fjord, off Snaefellsnes peninsula, west Iceland, for the past few weeks, Fréttabladid reports.

Herring fishing is different than in recent years, Einarsson explained, when ships had to look for their catch in different waters—now they head straight for Grundarfjördur. He said it impossible to determine whether herring fishing will continue to be this successful.

According to Morgunbladid, a number of boats, up to 15 at a time, have been fishing herring in Grundarfjördur since October, and 100,000 tons have been caught there in total.

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