Jennifer Kingsley
September 19, 2015

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We’ve donned robes, caps, and new shoes (that’s them, bottom right), and we’ve survived the hand washer and boot scrubber to experience the cold, wet, and clean world of the processing plant.

I didn’t know that mackerel were so beautiful. Siggeir shows us the flesh and explains how the high quality product can be filleted or frozen whole, while other fish are sent away for meal and oil.

We might be in a remote part of the country and the world, but global politics affect everyone here. Iceland is not trading with Russia these days, and Russia used to be the biggest market for Þorshöfn’s fish.

We’re about to go from the fridge to the freezer.

Photo Eric Guth

Siggeir Stefánsson shows us some fresh mackerel