Contingency Plan for Herring Requested

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Contingency Plan for Herring Requested

Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson has requested that the Environment Agency of Iceland carry out a contingency plan because of the herring that died in Kolgrafafjörður, West Iceland, late last year and early this year.

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Photo: Páll Stefánsson/Iceland Review.

An estimated 50,000 tons of herring died in the fjord. It has been suggested that the condition of the area be closely monitored.

The plan is to be ready before the summer-spawning herring return to the area for the winter, which usually happens in late September, or early October, ruv.is reports.

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