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.
Representatives of fish processing companies in the northern part of the West Fjords are worried about the strong value of the Icelandic króna, which has caused them a considerable loss of income.
Fifty-seven Icelandic fishermen, who worked for Icelandic fisheries abroad, are suspected of having failed to pay income tax in Iceland, where they resided.
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.
Two new Icelandic-designed fishing trawlers could be the greenest of their kind in the world, the company behind them claims.
Lumpsucker, or lumpfish, yields off northeast Iceland have rarely been better than right now; though fishing elsewhere off the Icelandic coast is not quite so good.
Icelandic Foreign Minister Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson is determined not to withdraw his support for Western sanctions against Russia, despite losses suffered by the fishing industry after Russia imposed an import ban on food from Iceland in August.
Fishermen and fisheries workers look set to lose between ISK 990 million and ISK 2.5 billion per year (EUR 6.9-17.3 million/USD 7.8-19.7 million) as a result of the trade sanctions levied against Iceland by Russia. Ten communities will be particularly badly hit by the trade ban, according to the...
Russians could possibly take advantage of the lack of unity among Icelandic politicians regarding support of Western sanctions.
Icelandic politicians in the ruling coalition parties have varying views on the country’s continued support for European sanctions against Russia, and the split is not along party lines.
Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, has asked the Institute of Regional Development to assess the impact of Russia’s decision to impose an import ban on Icelandic food.
Iceland’s foreign minister has hit back at fishing magnates angry that the government has not declared neutrality over Western sanctions against Russia, which has led to food import sanctions being imposed by Russia against Iceland.
An increased military threat from Russia necessitates Iceland’s support of western sanctions, says former Icelandic ambassador.
The year’s first catch of tuna made by fishing company Vísir in Grindavík came ashore this morning and consisted of 19 fish.
Rumors of an impending ban on imports of Icelandic food to Russia have sparked a debate on the choice between morality and commercial interests.
Dmitry Peskov, spokesperson for Russian president Vladimir Putin, says that trade sanctions against Iceland are a possibility in light of the Icelandic government’s continued support for Western sanctions against Russia following its support for the uprising in eastern Ukraine.
A total of 51,296 signed a petition protesting Minister of Fisheries Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson’s bill on the distribution of the mackerel fishing quota, which makes it the fifth largest petition in Iceland’s history. The collection of signatures concluded at midnight.
The mackerel fishing quota will be issued for one year at a time but not for six years, according to an amendment to the mackerel quota bill presented by Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson in response to a petition protesting the bill.
Icelandic mackerel might soon be sold to Asia, according to the director of the seafood company VSV in Vestmannaeyjar (the Westman Islands) Sigurgeir Brynjar Kristgeirsson. “We search the world for new markets. We have primarily found them in Southeast Asia and sold mackerel to China and...