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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.

fishermen at work

Fishermen Sign Contract

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

fishermen at work

Fishermen Negotiate Wages

Fishermen and owners of fishing companies convene at the office of the state mediator this afternoon for wage negotiations.

Fishing Vessel Sailing Again

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.

Negatives found at sea.

Fishermen Find Mystery Movie

Icelandic lobster fishermen got something highly unusual in their trawl last week: reels of films which may include a movie dating back to World War II.

A cargo ship with containers.

Busy Day at Sea

Yesterday was a record-breaking day in the seas around Iceland, with around 850 ships and boats on the Coastguard radar system at midday.

Fishing ship in Neskaupstaður, East Iceland.

Capelin Now Caught off Southeast Iceland

The behavior of capelin is still considered to be strange, even though parts of the fish stock has now migrated to its usual grounds off Southeast Iceland. The fish can also be found in large quantities off North Iceland. It lingered there for a longer time than usual this season.

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