While the overall ocean temperature around Iceland has increased in the past years, troubling some fish and bird species, fishermen looking for herring this week reported that the temperature of the fishing grounds to the northeast of the country is 3-3.5°C (37-38°F).
Herring. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.
“That means that there is still winter here,” captain Stefán Geir Jónsson of Lundey NS commented to visir.is.
Even so, they did end up finding herring because, as Morgunbladid reported this morning, the first two herring vessels brought their catch of quality fish to Neskaupstadur, east Iceland, yesterday.