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Healthy Icelandic Waters

Published on
June 29, 2018

For the average consumer, navigating through the display coolers to find seafood that is not only a healthy protein but also comes from a sustainable food source gets trickier and trickier. We are bombarded on a daily basis with news about declining ocean stocks, pollution and declining ocean systems.

We at Salties often talk about how sustainable Icelandic Fisheries are, and how proud we are to be able to represent high quality sustainable fisheries in today where positive news are not easily found. But this is one that we are especially proud of and we want to share with you.

Earlier this month, the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) recommended that Icelandic
Haddock quota could be increased considerably in its next fishing year or by a stunning 41%. Its not only Haddock that is thriving well, ICES recommends total allowable catch (TAC) of Cod can be increased by 3%, Saithe by 31% and Herring by 31%.

This positive news report follows a more dimmer TAC recommendation for Barents sea Cod and Haddock which are down 13% and 25% y-o-y, and Canadian Cod which is down 25%.

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