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Tuna Caught in Icelandic Waters

Four tuna were caught 180-200 nautical miles off Iceland on Friday. The boat Stafnes brought the fish.

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“These are two-meter long and fat fish, which have clearly had a good mackerel party this summer,” Jónína Guðmundsdóttir, operations manager of Helga ehf., the company which operates Stafnes told fisheries newspaper Útvegsblaðið.

It is very rare for tuna to be caught by Icelandic ships. Iceland’s quota for the species is 25 tons.

According to regulations, the quota can only be allocated to one vessel and therefore Stafnes has permission to catch the full 25 tons.

Click here to read about a surprise catch of bluefin tuna in Icelandic waters last year.


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