Icelandic cod fisherman Karol Karelsson, cleans cod fish on a fishing boat near the small port of Sandgerdi on the western side of Reykjanes peninsula, Iceland. (Karel Karrelson is featured in the book What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets.) The caloric value of his typical day's worth of food in May was 2300 kcals. He is 61 years of age; 6 feet, 1 inch tall; and 202 pounds. Although their craft is small their large nets are mechanized. They monitor the casting then drink coffee and eat bread and fruit in the boat's galley until it's time to haul in the bounty. They clean the fish in the belly of the ship, toss the guts, and then, after repeating this cycle many times for 8 hours, head for port. Karol takes a fish or two home each day, along with his pay.
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