The number of langoustine in Icelandic waters is plummeting, according to Iceland Review. The Icelandic Marine and Freshwater Research Institute recommends an 80 percent decrease in quotas.
The langoustine quota for 2018 was 1,150 tons; however, only 728 tons were caught – both a record low. In fact, it is the smallest amount caught since langoustine fisheries commenced in the 1960s.
If the researchers’ recommendations are to be followed, this year’s quota will only be 235 tons.