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Westfjord Fishermen Set Record in Norway (Video)

Small-boat fishermen from Bolungarvík, a village in the Westfjords, have set records year after year for their hard work and big catches. Now they are also attracting attention abroad.

Photo: Páll Stefánsson/Iceland Review

Three fishermen from Bolungarvík are among the crew on the Norwegian fishing speedboats Ásta B and Saga K which recently set a Norwegian record for catch in the small vessel fishing fleet in Norway. Collectively the boats fished over 2,000 tons of haddock and cod, Fiskeribladet/Fiskaren reported.

The two boats were built in Iceland and are Cleopatra models, they are equipped for line fishing with baiting machines aboard and a system for 28,000 hooks. The company Eskeoy AS which runs the boats is owned by Icelanders.

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