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Marine Research Institute: Capelin Quota Should be Halved

The Marine Research Institute Hafró has suggested that the quota for capelin should be halved to 300,000 tons in the coming season. The overall quota is 765,000 of which Iceland is currently allocated 585,000.

fishingboats-hofn_psFishing boats in Höfn harbor. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

The Marine Research Institute Hafró has suggested that the quota for capelin should be halved to 300,000 tons in the coming season. The overall quota is 765,000 of which Iceland is currently allocated 585,000.

According to a press release from Hafró, autumn measurements of the species were taken between October 3 and 20 but stocks will be measured again after Christmas, ruv.is reports.

According to catch rules, 400,000 tons are left to spawn during the spawning period and therefore the part of the stock eligible for fishing is around 300,000 tons.

The minister makes the ultimate decision on quotas.

ZR

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