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.
It could take Icelandic fish exporters many years to win back their US market share, according to an importer of fish in Boston
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.
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.
Fishermen and owners of fishing companies convene at the office of the state mediator this afternoon for wage negotiations.
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.
The fishing company Eskja is constructing a 7,000 m2 (75,333 ft2) pelagic freezing plant in Eskifjörður, the East Fjords, to be taken into use in November.
Russian billionaire Iskander Makhmudov is currently renting salmon fishing river Eystri-Rangá in South Iceland and President of Russia Vladimir Putin is rumored to be joining him.
The mystery reels fished up by lobster fishermen in Faxaflói bay earlier this month are from a Soviet film from 1968.
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.