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Herring Fishing Successful in Iceland

Herring fishing has been successful in Iceland this season and so far roughly 6,000 tons have been transported to the Westman Islands, south of Iceland. In Vinnslustödin, one of the islands’ fish processing plants, staff are working around the clock.

Icelandic fishing vessel with Snaefellsjökull glacier in the background. Copyright: Icelandic Photo Agency.

“The herring is of very good quality,” Stefán Fridriksson, assistant managing director of Vinnslustödin, told Morgunbladid. “We have received around 2,400 tons so far this season.

The other fish processing plant in the Westman Islands, Ísfélagid, has received an even larger shipment of herring. The herring is mostly caught in Breidafjördur fjord, west Iceland.

“It has been very successful and last week we worked 12 hours a day. The herring is good and is all intended for human consumption,” said Eythór Hardarson, fishing director of Ísfélagid.

The Westman Islands have a total herring quota of nearly 40,000 tons.

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