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More Mackerel Quota for Small Boats

Even though the overall 2013 mackerel fishing quota was decreased compared to last year, the quota for small boats is four times higher than last season. They are entitled to 3,200 tons of the overall 123,182 ton catch.

fishingboats-hofn_psPhoto: Páll Stefánsson/Iceland Review.

According to a new regulation, the quota will be divided between different types of vessels: small boats have been allocated a quota of 3,200 tons, wetfish ships 6,703 tons, freezer trawlers 25,976 tons and pelagic ships 87,303 tons, as stated on the ministry’s website.

The reason for the development is partly that mackerel can increasingly be found in shallow waters and that small boat operators have improved their mackerel fishing skills.

The Icelandic Ministry for Industries and Innovation issued a mackerel quota for the 2013 season in February: 123,182 tons, down by 15 percent since last season, in accordance with International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) guidelines.

Related:

04.02.2013 | Iceland Issues New Unilateral Mackerel Quota

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