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Icelandic Nets Big in Australia

Hampiðjan, a major Icelandic supplier of ropes, rigging and fishing gear, has struck a deal with one of Australia’s biggest fishing companies for the purchase of 120 prawn fishing nets. The deal has helped push Hampiðjan to the number one slot as the biggest company of its type in Australia, its...

Cod

Cod Stock in Good Shape

The cod stock in Icelandic waters is larger than at any time since the Marine Research Institute started monitoring stocks of pelagic fish around Iceland in 1985.

Akranes.

Akranes Ready to Accommodate HB Grandi

At a meeting yesterday, the municipal council of Akranes, West Iceland, approved a letter of intent to seafood company HB Grandi, indicating a willingness to greatly improve facilities for fish processing in the town.

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Strike Ends; Fishing Fleet Sails Again

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

Þorgerður Katrín Gunnarsdóttir.

Minister Presents Plan to Fishermen

The negotiating committees of Icelandic fishermen and representatives of fisheries met with Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture Þorgerður Kartín Gunnarsdóttir last night.

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Minister to Meet with Fishermen Tonight

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.

Fishing ship in Neskaupstaður, East Iceland.

Against Intervening in Fishermen’s Strike

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.

Flateyri, West Fjords

Strong Króna Tough for Fish Processing

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.

fishermen at work

Fishermen Sign Contract

A deal was struck before midnight, last night, between the Icelandic Fishermen’s Association and Fisheries Iceland.

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