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Iceland’s Cod Catch Down by 45 Percent

By Iceland Review

Ten weeks into the current fishing season, long-line fishing boats have caught 2,000 tons of cod less than during the same period in 2006. The drop in the cod catch totals 45 percent, from 4,912 tons in 2006 to 2,718 this year.

The haddock catch is similar to the catch in 2006, or 5,547 tons, according to preliminary numbers from the Directorate of Fisheries, Fréttabladid reports.

Different types of fishing vessels have also experienced a drastic drop in cod fishing; their current catch is only half as much as in 2006, though 450 more tons of haddock have been caught this season, compared to the same period last year.

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