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Reykjavík City Invites “Heroes” to Go Salmon Fishing

The majority coalition in Reykjavík City Council is planning to allocate licenses for two of the five days of salmon fishing in Ellidaár river, to which the city’s employees are entitled, to “heroic” members of the public.

Salmon fishing in Iceland. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

“We ask city residents to inform city authorities about individuals who have contributed to society, shown compassion or for some other reason have earned the right to fish for salmon in Ellidaár,” an announcement from Mayor Jón Gnarr reads, according to Fréttabladid.

The days in question are July 13 and 20. Until now council members or other employees of Reykjavík City have taken advantage of all five fishing licenses in Ellidaár. Fréttabladid was unable to find out who used the remaining three licenses this season.

Gnarr himself opened the salmon fishing season in Ellidaár on June 22, as is customary for the Mayor of Reykjavík.

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