It is expected that the number of these new settlers in Icelandic rivers will greatly increase in the summer of 2023. Scientists from the Marine & Freshwater Research Institute were last spring doing scientific work in Southwest Iceland and the number of humpback juveniles surprised them. The harvest was much better than expected.
The field manager of the Institute, Guðni Guðbergsson, substantiates the statement that there will be a lot of humpback salmon next summer and that they will appear in most salmon rivers. While Guðni, among others, sees an opportunity in the humpback salmon, many find it somewhat humiliating to catch them.
Adapted from a news by Sporðaköst, mbl.is