Needless to say, I couldn't bear the smell of fish for a month after this ordeal.
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Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L II
Lee filters, Heliopan CPL
Snæfellsnes Peninsula, West Iceland
Mass fish death in this place has happened twice in the past two years, and almost happened a 3rd time last year but then some measures were taken, like allowing small boats under the bridge to fish the fish so the resource wouldn't get spoiled. But the bigger fish companies who own the large trawlers, it is said, put some pressure on the government to revoke this permission. There is of course tension between the big shots and the small fisheries.
Then they also tried putting explosives into the water to try to drive the fish out of the fjord. It's been a complicated and much argued matter for all involved.
Really sad. Is this a natural occurrence, or is it our fault again?
Striking image though, very well captured
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Such a lost to the ecosystem!
Great shot though *.*
But, only because, I never thought I'd ever see something like this.
That's really sad but, great work!
Herring are forage fish, mostly belonging to the family Clupeidae. They often move in large schools around fishing banks and near the coast. The most abundant and commercially important species belong to the genus Clupea, found particularly in shallow, temperate waters of the North Pacific and the North Atlantic oceans, including the Baltic Sea, as well as off the west coast of South America. Three species of Clupea are recognised, and provide about 90% of all herrings captured in fisheries. Most abundant of all is the Atlantic herring, providing over half of all herring capture.
Herring played a pivotal role in the history of marine fisheries in Europe, and early in the twentieth century their study was fundamental to the evolution of fisheries science. These oily fish also have a long history as an important food fish, and are often salted, smoked, or pickled.