In total 134 accidents at sea were reported last year, a decrease of 37 percent from 2016.
Oversight of fish farming companies is lacking according to ecologist Christian Gallo of the Westfjords Natural History Institute.
The Icelandic Food and Veterinary Authority (MAST) has authorized a large-scale increase in fish farming in the West Fjords.
The Icelandic Food and Veterinary Authority (MAST) has deemed mussels in Hvalfjörður fjord safe to consume, ending a two-year alert.
Tourism turnover rose sharply in March and April this year, compared with the same period last year.
The Icelandic Seamen’s Association has stated its opposition to a parliamentary proposal to relax rules on so-called coastal fishing.
The trawler Beitir NK 123 was on its way to harbor in Neskaupstaður last night with possibly the largest load of capelin ever in Iceland.
The Icelandic fishermen’s strike, which began full force in mid-December, finally ended last night after fishermen narrowly voted to approve a wage contract signed by their representatives on Saturday morning
The negotiating committees of Icelandic fishermen and representatives of fisheries met with Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture Þorgerður Kartín Gunnarsdóttir last night.
RÚV reports that Icelandic Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture Þorgerður Katrín Gunnarsdóttir is planning to meet the disputing parties, fishermen and representatives of the fisheries, tonight.
Icelandic Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture Þorgerður Katrín Gunnarsdóttir neither plans to intervene in the wage dispute of fishermen and fisheries with provisional legislation nor by changing the tax law.
It could take Icelandic fish exporters many years to win back their US market share, according to an importer of fish in Boston
Numerous workers in fish processing are out of a job, due the fishermen’s strike, which resumed December 14.
Members of the Icelandic Fishermen’s Association have voted down a wage contract, signed by their representatives and Fisheries Iceland in mid-November.
Icelandic fishing vessels have been leaving harbor since fishermen struck a deal with Fisheries Iceland on Sunday night.
A deal was struck before midnight, last night, between the Icelandic Fishermen’s Association and Fisheries Iceland.
A fishermen’s strike began at 11 pm last night when wage negotiations had failed between them and Fisheries Iceland.
A strike of 3,500 Icelandic fishermen will begin tonight at 11 pm unless an agreement can be reached between them and Fisheries Iceland by that time.
Fishermen and owners of fishing companies convene at the office of the state mediator this afternoon for wage negotiations.
The crew of the trawler, which was drifting close to the south coast of Iceland this morning, succeeded in restarting the ship’s engine a short while ago.
The fishing company Eskja is constructing a 7,000 m2 (75,333 ft2) pelagic freezing plant in Eskifjörður, the East Fjords, to be taken into use in November.
Russian billionaire Iskander Makhmudov is currently renting salmon fishing river Eystri-Rangá in South Iceland and President of Russia Vladimir Putin is rumored to be joining him.