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Lobster Season Successful in Iceland

Approximately 71.6 percent of the 2,200-ton lobster quota this season has been caught. The market is more favorable than last year and the price of the large lobster has increased. The condition of the lobster is also good.

Lobster served at the restaurant Við fjörubordid. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

Managing director of Vinnslustödin in the Westman Islands Sigurgeir Brynjar Kristgeirsson told Morgunbladid that the average size of the lobster is increasing, which is an indication that the stock is growing.

Kristgeirsson said the season was off to a slow start in June but is now picking up speed. However, it has not been particularly successful in the past years.

Ólafur Marteinsson, managing director of Rammi, which is also headquartered in the Westman Islands, said the current season is successful. Catching, processing and selling lobster is going well, he said, as it has for his company in past seasons.

Lobster fishing companies both catch large lobsters and smaller lobsters where the tails are used; whole lobster is mostly sold to Spain and Italy but the lobster tails to Canada and the US.

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