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Icelanders were late to indulge themselves in luxury food like lobster, since lobster fishing didn’t start here in Eyrarbakki until 1954. In the Icelandic national daily, Morgunblaðið, the news that lobster fishing had started in Eyrarbakki made the front page headline on the 29th of August that year. The article also featured a picture of a lobster so that Icelanders would know what this strange creature actually looked like. The article predicts that the lobster will be as important to the people of Eyrarbakki as the herring used to be to the people in Siglufjörður in the north. The Icelandic lobster is known as the Nephrops norvegicusand is somewhat smaller than other lobster species, the largest being 16 -18 cm long.