Infectious disease agents such
as viruses and the parasite, Gyrodactylus salaris, have never
been detected in fresh water fish in Iceland.
of used fishing
equipment such as fishing rods, reels, hooks/lures/flies, waders
and nets is strictly prohibited unless it has been disinfected by approved methods.
Disinfection must be carried
out by a veterinarian from the country of embarkation and a
certificate of disinfection presented when transporting the
equipment to Iceland. If a certificate cannot be obtained, the
fishing equipment must be handed to customs officers upon
entering the country for immediate disinfection at owner´s