of atlantic salmon.
So what is it all about?
ICELANDIC LAND FARMED SALMON
Our aim is to establish a fish farm on land in the Westman Islands for 10,000 tonnes / year of atlantic salmon. Aquaculture has for a long time been the fastest growing food industry worldwide.
Global population growth and improved quality of life have meant that demand for salmon has been growing faster than supply. Atlantic salmon is an ideal fish to farm. It produces high quality protein and is a popular food in many parts of the world. Our salmon farm on Heimaey will produce salmon of the highest quality with clean, environmentally friendly energy in clean seawater under favorable conditions. The sea temperature in the Westman Islands is the highest in the waters around Iceland. Waste will be removed from the effluent and will be utilized as much as possible. Juveniles are vaccinated but no drugs will be used in the salmon farming.
This will create natural, high-quality food in a sustainable way.
It is our ambition to work in harmony with society and nature and build a great workplace with the best staff available. The site for the farming facilities is located on the northeast side of Heimaey, the largest of the Westman Islands, in an area that has been used as a mine in recent years.
No drugs used
tonnes / year
Responsible aquaculture production
News and progression
Work began on the project in 2018. An environmental assessment for the area in Viðlagafjara has begun in collaboration with EFLA – a large engineering firm. We expect that the environmental assessment as well as the final design of the plant will be completed by spring 2022. A lot of effort has gone into ensuring that all business plans and technical solutions will work out when the company starts operating.
NEW WEBSITE – AQUANOR
The project has now set up a website so that interested parties can follow its progress. The founders plan to attend the Aquanor aquaculture exhibition 23-26 August in Trondheim, Norway
SIGNED AGREEMENT WITH VESTMANNAEYJABÆR
An agreement was signed on the rights of the project’s development company to utilize the site in Viðlagafjara on Heimaey. The mayor of Vestmannaeyjar, Íris Róbertsdóttir, signed on behalf of Vestmannaeyjar city council.
Seawater hole drilled in Vidlagafjara
A research well has been drilled in Vidlagafjara to investigate the temperature of the sea from it and how best to obtain seawater for the upcoming fish farm.
Check out the information video for the project.
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