QUOTA FISHING LAWS IN ICELAND
|Ok to clarify a situation about the laws of
recreational fishing in Iceland.
1: No Quota No
Fishing end of. You have to buy quota from the
Government to fish in Iceland.
2: IPF buys quota each year sufficient to allow
anglers going to the camps unlimited fishing.
3: All fish caught has to be weighed in and
delivered to the fish factory each day.
4: IPF are paid for the fish caught and just break
even each year on the cost of buying quota from the
government. A % of fish weighed in each day is
spoilt and worthless that is down to the lack of
understanding by anglers who don't know how to blood
the fish correctly. If this isn't done correctly the
flesh is spoilt by the blood see the video link how
to do it and how the fish factory works. Any profits
made is put back in to adjust holiday costs and give
the best deals to anglers.
5: All fish has to be weighed in at the quayside
anglers are then entitled to take fish for meals
while at the camp and to fillet them or cook whole.
6: The allowance to take home is 20kg of prepared
fish and that is built into the holiday cost.
7: There is No C&R other than bait fish this is due
to commercial fisherman who would discard a whole
catch for more valuable fish and just dump at sea so
the rule is for both commercial and recreational.
I hope this now makes it more clear how it works
over there. Iceland in fact offers a better deal
than Norway as contrary to some beliefs there
are quota's in Norway of 15kg allowances to
bring home anything over that is considered to
be taking for re-selling and carries a fine if
the person/s get caught and they are tightening
up on this law. They busted a German Last year
with 752kg of fillet at the border to Sweden!
That was His Last Trip forever to Norway! They
forbid him to enter the country for lifetime and
the fine was round about 12000€
our Face Book group BOAT FISHING IN ICELAND here and get all the latest info