Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Protest tomorrow in Reykjavik ---- who owns the fish in the sea ?

Tomorrow - fishing quota owners in Iceland , plan to protest in front of parliament .
They will be protesting a bill in parliament ,that would make them pay little for the rights to fish in Icelandic waters.

In 1991, all Icelandic fishing fleets were given a quota, with each ship allocated its annual share. The quota rights can be sold, leased out, or used in the same way as other possessions.
And since they have sold the quota , leased it , got loans on it and so on .
They have never payed for the rights to fish , but they have bought , and for the profits they invested in  banks,newspaper,car dealerships,and so on .
This all happened before the crash in 2008 .
But the goverment wants to say that the fish in Icelandic waters is the people property,not a few fishing quota kings .

People that are against the Fishing quota owners policy , are also going to be in fornt of parliamenet building ,and protesting at the same time,and demanding that the goverment does what it has promised.


  1. Since the quotas currently belong to a few select families I wonder how many people will turn up to protest. I wonder if their employees will be "encouraged" to attend.

  2. you are working good , this is good quality picture..