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Lobster Shortage in Iceland

Fishmongers in Iceland have complained about a shortage of lobster in the lead-up to Christmas. The price of lobster per kilo has risen to ISK 8,000 (USD 63, EUR 48), Fréttablaðið reports.

lobster-vid-fjorubordid_psArchive photo by Páll Stefánsson.

The export of whole lobsters and lobster tails has increased leaving less for the domestic market.

Fishmonger and caterer Ásmundur Karlsson from Gallerí Fiskur is among those who have complained. “I don’t have any lobster now for Christmas and am only selling old stock.”

Ásmundur says he has enough small and medium sized lobster but lacks the larger size. “I want the biggest and nicest lobster but it does not seem to exist in the country.”

Lobster tails of between 40 to 70 grams are popular during Christmas and commonly used in soup and other dishes.


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