News
Restaurants In Cape Cod Serving Icelandic Cod

Restaurants In Cape Cod Serving Icelandic Cod

Published January 3, 2014

Due to fishing restrictions in New England, restaurants in Cape Cod have stopped serving local cod in favour of Icelandic cod.
Cod once sustained New England’s fishing industry, but in recent years, regulators have imposed severe catch limits on cod, and the fish remain scarce, NPR reports.
As a result restaurateurs in Cape Cod who can no longer afford the skyrocketing prices for locally sourced cod have begun serving Icelandic cod instead.
“Everybody up and down the road has got the same cod from Iceland on their menu right now. If it’s on the menu, it’s more than likely Icelandic,” said John Pontius, owner of Finely JP’s, a seafood restaurant on the Cape.
Gloucester, Mass., north of Boston, was once the busiest fishing port in the world because of the abundance of cod. But those times are long gone.

To deal with the shortage, New England fishermen are turning to other types of fish — specifically, dogfish.
John Pontius told NPR that it might be beneficial to change the name of Cape Cod altogether. His suggestion? Cape Dogfish.


News
20% Of Reykjavík Police Are Women

20% Of Reykjavík Police Are Women

by

About 20% of the Reykjavík Metropolitan Police’s force are women – almost twice the percentage of U.S. police, and a

News
Safety Of Tourists Must Be Improved

Safety Of Tourists Must Be Improved

by

A leading figure in Iceland’s tourism industry believes it “very important” to increase the safety and security of tourists at

News
Foreign Minister Backpedals On Whaling Position

Foreign Minister Backpedals On Whaling Position

by

Foreign Minister Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson appears to be of two minds when it comes to Iceland’s whaling practices. Gunnar Bragi

News
Actavis Bought By Foreign Pharmaceutical Company

Actavis Bought By Foreign Pharmaceutical Company

by

Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd. has agreed to buy Allergan Plc, the parent company of Actavis, for $40.5 billion USD. In

News
Papers Will Continue After Acquisition

Papers Will Continue After Acquisition

by

The newspapers recently acquired by Vefpressan will keep coming, but one editor was very blunt about his feelings on working

News
Viking Festival: All The Great Things About The Dark Ages, Plus Access To Penicillin

Viking Festival: All The Great Things About The Dark Ages, Plus Access To Penicillin

by

Much to the disappointment of many holiday-goers, modern day Icelanders are pretty far removed from their Viking ancestors. Ceremonial sacrifices

Show Me More!