In the wake of various incidents Iceland is clamping down on net-pen farming, joining the growing number of nations who have banned the industry all together or are imposing strict limitations on where and how many salmon can be farmed in public waters.
Iceland's Food & Fisheries Minister, Svandís Svavarsdóttir states the country has been "chasing a rapidly expanding industry" and expresses concern over how this economic boost is not home-grown.
"But the chief argument is that salmon farming has been allowed to expand rapidly with comparatively little supervision." - Fish Farm Magazine
While this moratorium is imposed the Reykjavik government will be working on a national aquaculture strategy to be announced in 2024 and is expected to include ceilings on how much salmon can be farmed.
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Article: Fish Farm Magazine
Written by: Vince McDonagh | September 2023