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Extensive Salmon Farming Planned in West Fjords

By Iceland Review

The aquaculture companies Fjarðalax and Arnarlax are planning to develop extensive salmon farming in the southern West Fjords which could create hundreds of jobs at the fish farms, in fish processing and related services.


Arnarfjörður, one of the fjords where salmon farming is planned. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

Tens of positions are already in place surrounding the fish farming centers of Fjarðalax which is located in the region, especially Tálknafjörður which has a long tradition of aquaculture, Morgunblaðið reports.

Fjarðalax has marine pens in three fjords and the fish is processed in Patreksfjörður, whereas Arnarlax is planning to launch salmon farming in Arnarfjörður and processing in Bíldudalur.

Arnarlax’s executives, who are said to have experience in the industry and access to important markets, are waiting for the necessary permits.

If the salmon farming development plans work out, up to 200 jobs could be created by the fish farming directly or indirectly in ten years.


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