A new protection plan for Breiðafjörður Bay will be drawn up later this year. The area has been under surveillance since the death of thousands of herring in nearby Kolgrafafjörður last winter.
Breiðafjörður. Photo: Páll Stefánsson/Iceland Review.
The first protection plan for the area was developed 18 years ago. Since then, only one plan has been drawn up, a five-year plan which came into effect in 2001.
The plan considers ecosystems, geological relics and culture.
Manager at the West Fjords Nature History Institute, Trausti Baldursson, told ruv.is that it is important to study and monitor areas like Breiðafjörður. The herring deaths, he said, provides further reason to continue monitoring the area.