President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson announced Tuesday afternoon that he will sign the new fishing fees bill.
He said at a press meeting in Bessastaðir that the matter of taxation on Iceland’s fishing resources was not of such nature that it would suit a referendum.
Also, he added, the matter would be reassessed next year.
His decision therefore was not affected by the fact that over 35 thousand people urged him to reject the bill – which revokes laws set by the former government regarding a significant increase in fishing fees.
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