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Record fishing continues

The 15-ton fishing boat Gísli Súrsson set a record in catch for smaller boats this week by fishing 17 tons. Last week the trawler Venus returned from the Barents Sea with 1,000 tons of fish, the best catch in Iceland’s history.

According to machinist and substitute captain of Gísli Súrsson, Ódinn Arnberg, all boats are fishing well these days after a hard winter. The weather this winter has been exceptionally difficult for the fishermen, Morgunbladid reports.

“This is excellent fish, mostly cod. […] It is coming up after the capelin, which is gone. There is peace after the bad weather,” Arnberg said.

Gísli Súrsson, which is from Grindavík in southwest Iceland, has only been able to fish ten times this month. Monday was the first day it went out to sea after a week of bad weather.

“There seems to be bad weather coming up, on Friday. We have to use the time,” Arnberg said.

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