Fed by the sea, Þorshöfn, Iceland

Jennifer Kingsley
September 19, 2015

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Mission control at the Ísfélag fish processing plant in Þorshöfn, Iceland. The plant runs 24 hours a day during the fall to keep up with the mackerel and herring pouring in. We are here to meet this man, first to learn about his day job and then to witness his dreams for the future.

This is the day job: Siggeir Stefánsson, Production Manager. His team works 12 hour shifts, he’s on call 24/7, and his phone rarely stops ringing, but he spends the day with us despite it all.

There are 400 people in this town and almost everything links back to the fishing industry. It’s a source of pride and tradition but also a cause for concern. Siggeir will teach us more about that as the day goes on.

Photo Eric Guth

Siggeir Stefánsson in the fish plant's control room