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 man in his fifties died yesterday after falling from a fishing boat on Húnaflói bay, Northwest Iceland.
There appears to be disagreement within the Icelandic government regarding the support of Western sanctions against Russia.
The community of Grímsey, 40 km (25 miles) off the north coast of Iceland, faces a difficult situation.
The Icelandic Marine Research Institute’s annual spring expedition from May 18 to 30 concluded that the ocean temperature off Iceland has not been lower in 18 years, or since 1997. The number of krill is below average and not a single mackerel was caught.
Yesterday was a record-breaking day in the seas around Iceland, with around 850 ships and boats on the Coastguard radar system at midday.
Two rainbow trout were caught in Arctic char and salmon fishing rivers in North Iceland, last weekend, one in Eyjafjarðará on Friday and the other in Fljótaá on Sunday, which are believed to have escaped from marine pens.
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.
The migration pattern of capelin in Icelandic waters in the past weeks is highly unusual for this time of year; it has been largely unchanged since the Icelandic Marine Research Institute began studying the fish in the mid-1960s.
The Icelandic Marine Research Institute has suggested an increase in the capelin fishing quota by 320,000 tons since the last season, totaling 580,000 tons. Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture Sigurður Ingi Jóhannson celebrates the suggestion and will increase the quota accordingly.
A crewmember on board the freezing trawler Örfirisey RE suffered a heart attack on 5th December and it took a coastguard helicopter some three hours to come and get him, because the helicopter had been on a mission for the civil protection agency at the Bárðarbunga volcano site.
Delegates of the Faroe Islands, Norway and the European Union will meet in Bergen, Norway, to discuss the division of the mackerel fishing quota, which has long been debated, next week. The three parties have reached an agreement between themselves. Iceland was not invited to the meeting.
Icelandic fisherman Eysteinn Örn Garðarsson caught a fish that was almost as big as himself, a 50-kg (110-pound) cod, on Friday.