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Problems of Flateyri discussed among new ministers

The problems plaguing the Wesfjordian town of Flateyri, where the largest employer recently decided to sell part of its quota, were discussed at the first meeting of the new coalition administration yesterday.

Minister of Fisheries Einar K. Gudfinnsson said the government would try to solve the town’s economic problems. He said even though the quota would remain in the region, Flateyri faced other problems as well, reports.

Gudfinnsson said it is unclear how the government will proceed. The policy declaration of the Independence Party-Social Democrat coalition government includes a clause stating that fishing industry in Iceland should be kept in balance.

More than 30 percent of Flateyri’s inhabitants (pop. 350) are at risk of losing their jobs after the fish processing plant Kambur hf. decided to sell part of its quota.

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