Inside the Icelandic fishing industry

The happy and hard working people at Sudureyri Iceland


This is what “ready to use” fishing line, look like. 
It’s basically a string with hooks on it. It’s the worlds oldest fishing method and one of the environmentally friendly method there is. 

This is what “ready to use” fishing line, look like.

It’s basically a string with hooks on it. It’s the worlds oldest fishing method and one of the environmentally friendly method there is. 


Brilliant video made by @seafoodwatch​  Sustainable fisheries start at our grocery store

 


We came across this beautiful Killer Whale right out side our home town


Winter in Iceland has been pretty intense. Snowstorms and rough seas.  But seeing something like this makes you forget all about it.

Winter in Iceland has been pretty intense. Snowstorms and rough seas.  But seeing something like this makes you forget all about it.


Sorry, but this is not right. This pushes fishermen to throw small (edible) fish back in the waters and most of it do not make it and die.

We should eat all the fish that comes from sustainable stocks. Small fish can be delicious and healthy to. 


The kid how loved Grimsby

I grew up in a small fishing village in the north west part of Iceland. Everything evolved around the fishing industry in my home town.My dad was a fisherman on a trawler. Sometimes my dad’s trawler went fishing and sailed of to  Grimsby to sell the fish. 

These trips were exiting for everyone in the family. We knew that wen dad got back he would bring exotic presents for everyone. My mom got beautiful  jewelries and state of the art furniture’s. My sister got a talking doll and I got toy gun and a remote controlled car. Also we got all the candy, soda and bubble gum we could eat. And dad told us story’s of a buzzing city (population in my home town was only 3000 people!) crowded dock’s and a all kinds of people he meet.  

For us Grimsby was a magical place full of toys, candy and nice things. As I grew older and started watching football, Grimsby was secretly. (Everyone else rooted for Man.Utd or Liverpool)  my favorite football team. 

I am going to visit Grimsby next summer for the first time. I will bring my kids toys and nice things when i get back and tell them about the magical place. Like my dad did. 


This is the heartwarming  Fishwives Choir, founded by Jane Dolby after loosing her husband at sea in 2008 

Powered by the voices of wives, mothers, sisters and aunts of fishermen across UK this choir has brought joy, smile and even some tears to our hearts as we remember the one that we lost at sea. 

All of the song sales profit goes to the fishermen’s mission

Well done lady’s. Well done


Winter in Iceland.


This is a interesting document about the “Cod War” between Icelandic government and  the British Empire.

Iceland “won” the war and drove the British trawler from Icelandic waters. But both sides forgot the true victims of this war. British fishermen. Many of the boat owners got some from of compensation and support from the UK government but the fishermen got almost nothing and many of them was left without a job. 

UK and the Icelandic Government should have pay more attention to these guys and their families. 

Check out this website highlighting retired fishermens  


Blog about Iceland's fishing industry, What is good and what could be better. Everything from the biggest vessels to the smallest of boats. Environmental take on the industry as well as sustainability. We are not here to take sides or brag. We are here to be a part of the only industry Icelandic people have counted on for hundred's of years with great success and hopefully the Icelandic fishing industry will continue to be one of the best in it's class. Questions or comments? info@icelandicfish.is

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Founded in 2013 by Katrín Pálsdóttir and Þórsteinn Másson, Icelandic Fish is a family concern located in a small coastal village. Drawing on extensive experience of catching, processing and handling the products, our operations are based on three pillars: sustainability, respect for the environment and rational utilisation of resources

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