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Fish Liver Oil Produced in North Iceland

Fisheries technologists, who recently graduated from the University of Akureyri, launched the production of fish liver oil pills in Dalvík, Northeast Iceland, under the label of CLO this week. The food supplement will be exported to markets in Europe.

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The processing plant’s current production capacity is eight tons of liver per day and it employs two persons. Production is expected to be running at full speed in September, as reported on the university’s website.

“We are focusing on the quality of fish liver oil,” CLO’s founder Snorri Halldórsson told ruv.is, explaining that the liver used in the production comes from fish caught off North Iceland and that the fish liver oil is cooled until the fat can be removed.

The start-up originates in Snorri’s university project, which was funded by the Eyjafjörður Employment Development Agency.

He is convinced that there’s a market for his products. “There’s a very good market for fish liver oil in Europe and it is growing and moving to other continents. There’s harsh competition for raw materials too.”

Lýsi, Iceland’s primary fish liver oil producer, is headquartered in Reykjavík.

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