Russian veterinary authorities remove import restrictions from Bakkafrost processing plant

Stian Olsen

Good news for the Faroese farmer.

In November, Russian veterinary authorities put a temporary import ban on fresh and frozen salmon off-cuts from Bakkafrost’s processing plant in Glyvrar after discovering bacteria.

According to a stock exchange announcement made by the company on Friday evening, the factory in Glyvrar can once again export to Russia.

Regin Jacobsen, CEO of Bakkafrost, told SalmonBusiness earlier this week that the Russians had received requested documentation in connection with the case, and that it was only a “question of time” before the company again had access to the market.