Arctic Sea Farm aim to grow its salmon operations in north east Iceland by 138%.
The Icelandic newspaper Morgunbladid reported that the company plan to yield ten thousand tons in Dyrafjordur, one of the fjords comprising the Westfjords.
The company has drafted a preliminary report assessing the environmental impact of the increase.
Last year, the company received operating licenses that allowed 4,200 tonnes of production at the site, doubled in comparison with the previous license of 2,100 tonnes.
Now efforts are being made to increase production again, with an increase of 5,800 tonnes. If approved, the company will be authorised to reach 10,000 tonnes.
Arctic Sea Farm also submitted an initial food report earlier this year for plans for 4,000 tons in Arnarfjordur. Furthermore, the company’s license granted last year was 6,800 tonnes in Patreksfirði and Tálknafjörður. Like with Dyrafjordur, all those sites are at the Westfjords.