Ice Fish Farm granted new 7,000 ton salmon farming licence

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Fiskeldi Austfjarða, a subsidiary of Ice Fish Farm, has been awarded a new farming license for 7,000 tons of salmon in Stöðvarfjörður by the Icelandic Food and Veterinary Authority (MAST) and Environment Agency of Iceland (UST).

The licence is for a maximum allowed biomass (MAB) of up to 7,000 tons of sterile salmon at a new site in Stöðvarfjörður. The company has already put out sterile salmon in Berufjörður, with a promising outlook. The smolts originated at the company’s new land based smolt farm in Kopasker.

The company now has licenses permitting it to farm 27,800 tons (MAB), of which 9,300 tons (MAD) are sterile. The company has applied for an extra 10,000 tons (MAB) licence in Seyðisfjörður, which is set to be issued in the near future.