After a period without any activity, new owners from Iceland arrived in 2012. They have built their business brick by brick, they focus on the highest quality and they own both boats and factory - an example of so-called “vertical integration”, and considered as favourable by many economists.
Once again the village’s population has increased, and optimism is back. The Icelandic fishermen hope that Norwegian policies on fishing will not follow the model that has evolved in their home country. The ownership of the island’s fishing quotas are now on the hands of a few families, and many villages have been deserted.