The Globe and Mail
February 6, 2013
Between 25,000 and 30,000 tonnes of herring died in the fjord in western Iceland in December. Some experts believe it was due to a lack of oxygen in the inlet, possibly caused by a landfill and bridge constructed in 2004. But meteorologist Einar Sveinbjornsson said the herring died from sudden cooling caused by relentless northerly winds.
A similar amount of fish may have died this time, according to Iceland Review Online.
School children in a nearby village collected about 25 tonnes of the dead herring Tuesday for sale as animal fodder. They raised the equivalent of $1,800 for sports and other school activities, Iceland’s Morgunbladid newspaper reported.