Norwegian company applies for closed-containment license in Iceland

Akvafuture has filed an application to build and stock closed-containment units in Eyjafjordur in Iceland, according to Undercurrent News.

They want to stock eight concrete pens with enough salmon to produce 20,000 tonnes, according to the news site.

“We’ve been trying to grow in Norway, using development licenses – our existing work in Norway has proven the system works,” Rognvaldur Gudmundsson, CEO of Akvafuture in Iceland, told Undercurrent News.

“We think Iceland is a very interesting site,” he added.

“I’m convinced Iceland can be a pioneer in sustainable fish farming,” added Gudmundsson.

Akvafuture, which was established in 2014, currently has a site in Bronnoysund.