Stockfish to Africa
From the settlement until the last century, stockfish / dried fish products were the main export product of Icelanders. Most stockfish is exported to Nigeria today, but that country is the 12th largest trading country for Icelandic seafood. Last year, Nigerians bought stockfish for about ISK 10 billion. Today, stockfish is dried in the old fashioned way outside in sheds and indoors, where it dries faster. The stockfish sent to Nigeria is almost exclusively haddock and cod, and the heads are considered the best. Egyptians, on the other hand, buy dried mackerel. The Nigerians are predicted to succeed in the African Cup of Nations, currently taking place in Cameroon. They beat Egypt 1-0 in their first game. The question is whether the victory is not due to the Icelandic stockfish.
Reykjanes 12/01/2022 10:47 – 12:07 A7R III & A7C: FE 2.8/100mm GM – FE 2.5/40mm G
Photos and text : Páll Stefánsson