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Iceland Gets Higher Cod Quota, Haddock Quota Drops

The Icelandic Marine Research Institute presented its report on the condition of fish stocks in Icelandic waters last week, suggesting a significant increase in the cod fishing quota next season, from 177,000 to 196,000 tons.


Icelandic cod. Copyright: Icelandic Photo Agency.

Managing director of the Icelandic Federation of Fishing Vessel Owners (LÍÚ) Friðrik J. Arngrímsson told that the increase is in line with expectations, adding that it is pleasing how much the cod stock has grown—the spawning stock has not had a higher index since 1964.

There is also positive news of the condition of redfish and herring stocks, but the condition of haddock is not as good. The Marine Research Institute suggests the haddock fishing quota be cut by 30 percent, from 45,000 to 32,000 tons.

Click here to read a summary of the report in English and here to read about recent protests by LÍÚ.


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