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.
Lest eat all the fish that comes from sustainable stocks. Small fish can be delicious and healthy to.
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
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.
Nice day in a nice weather. This fish is also known as Wolfish or Atlantic-Catfish.
In Iceland we say “steinbítur” or stone-biter :)
We at Icelandic Fish Export can now proudly use the Iceland Responsible Fisheries Logo of origin on our products
That means that all of our fish surely comes from Icelandic waters that are scientifically monitored and utilized in sustainable way.
We are currently working hard to get our Chain of Custody Certification from Global Trust Certification Ltd.
Throwback of dead fish is a serious problem around the world. Most of this fish is edible but regulation force fishermen to throw it back in the water. Check out Hugh’s Fish Fight at http://www.fishfight.net/
Some say it’s the worst feeling in the world. You just want to lay down and would even give everything to make it stop. A friend said that there where two stages of sea sickness. In stage one you start to believe you are going to die and in stage two you begin to want to die.
But here are some advise to prevent sea sickness or make it more bearable.
1. Ginger. Some say ginger can prevent nausea and ease the stomach.
2. View. Make sure that your always looking at the horizon. That way our brain can communicate with your eyes and prevent you from getting sea sick .
3. Location. If you have to be inside the boat make sure you stay as low and closest to the center of the boat.
4. Food. Avoid sour food as lemons and oranges. Also avoid oily food such as butter, bacon and dairy cream. Try banana, apples or grapes. Cool water is also essential. Smoking or any use of tobacco will make you even more sick
5. Sleep. Sleeping is probably one of the best medicine for sea sickness. Some people falls a sleep feeling really bad but wakes up with no discomfort at all.
6. Remedies. Our local drug store probably has variety of travel sickness tablets. Most of them will make you sleepy and even light headed but that is way better than being sick.
You might want to ask why I pretend to be an expert in sea sickness. Well I am. I have been sea sick for 17 years. I started being sick the first time I went on a commercial fishing boat at the age of 15. I was sick for a week but for some strange reason I kept on going. After a while I only felt sick for the first 24 hours but I never got better after that. If I take a brake for one week or more I always feel it the first day I’m out on the water.
Thank you for reading.
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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