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Marine Research Institute presents catch recommendations today

By Iceland Review

The Icelandic Marine Research Institute, Hafrannsóknastofnun Íslands, will today publish its recommendations for next years catch of the various fish stock harvested in the waters around Iceland.

In an interview on Iceland State Radio, RÚV, today, a representatives of the fisheries industry clamored for more overall quota saying that it made no sense to stop fishing cod during peak season.

Yesterday, in a speech commemorating the annual national Seaman’s Holiday, the minister of fisheries, Árni Mathiesen of the Independence Party, called for an “open discussion” about the condition of the cod stock. He said that contrary to the goals of the official fisheries policies over the past few years, the size of the cod stock had stagnated with no improvement in sight.

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