The aquaculture company Laxar fiskeldi is planning to open a salmon farming station with a production capacity of 4,000 tons by breeding salmon in marine pens in Fáskrúðsfjörður, east Iceland.
Reyðarfjörður. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.
The company has already applied for a license at the Icelandic National Planning Agency to produce 6,000 tons of salmon in a breeding station in the neighboring Reyðarfjörður, Morgunblaðið reports.
The district council of the Fjarðabyggð municipality has referred the plans in Fáskrúðsfjörður to the region’s employment, culture, marine control and urban planning committees.
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