Midt-Norsk Havbruk, which owns 63 per cent of the Icelandic Ice Fish Farm, welcomes the fact that the country is opening up for production.
About a week ago, SalmonBusiness wrote that the Icelandic Institute of Marine Research recommended an increase in production volume for salmon farming. The institute believes it is possible to expand salmon production from 71,000 tonnes of salmon to 106,500 tonnes a year.
The largest salmon farmers in Iceland, most of them with Norwegian owners, have long wanted an increase. One of these is Ice Fish Farm, which is owned by Midt-Norsk Havbruk.
When SalmonBusiness visited Ice Fish Farm in September 2018, which produces salmon on the east coast of Iceland, the company was in the process of getting a license for an annual production of 20,000 tonnes. So there may be a further increase in production, and Midt-Norsk Havbruk Chairman Roald Dolmen told NT24 that this is “very good news”.
“For our part, the recommendation on production growth has a potential of up to 38,000 tonnes annually,” Dolmen told the publication but stressed at the same time that this will be sometime in the future.