Salmon Farming Advice Stirs Debate in Iceland

Iceland’s marine research institute (MFRI) has announced a new advice recommending farming of Atlantic salmon be increased by some 20 percent, which would see it exceed 100,000 tons annually for the first time ever, RUV reports.

The new advice recommends that salmon farming in the East Fjords could be doubled, and that limits in the West Fjords be increased. The institute also recommends permitting salmon farming in some fjords where it is currently not permitted.

Environmentalists, salmon river owners and organizations such as the national association of angler clubs have strongly objected to the advice.