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Iceland bans halibut fishing outright amid stock level fears


Posted on24 December 2011

All fishing for halibut around Iceland will be banned from 1st January amid ongoing stock decline.
Icelandic Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Jón Bjarnason, signed a new law in the spring that would see all deliberate angling for halibut banned from the New Year; but that new law has this week been strengthened to include halibut caught by accident.... http://www.icenews.is/index.php/2011/12/24/iceland-bans-halibut-fishing-outright-amid-stock-level-fears/