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ICELANDIC
LAND FARMED
SALMON

Sustainable aquaculture on land

ICELANDIC LAND FARMED SALMON

Our aim is to establish a fish farm on land in the Westman Islands for 10,000 tonnes / year of atlantic salmon. Aquaculture has for a long time been the fastest growing food industry worldwide. Global population growth and improved quality of life have meant that demand for salmon has been growing faster than supply. 

Atlantic salmon is an ideal fish to farm. It produces high quality protein and is a popular food in many parts of the world.  Our salmon farm on Heimaey will produce salmon of the highest quality with clean, environmentally friendly energy in clean seawater under favorable conditions. The sea temperature in the Westman Islands is the highest in the waters around Iceland.  Waste will be removed from the effluent using flow-through system with about 70% water reuse. Juveniles are vaccinated but no drugs will be used in the salmon farming. This will create natural, high-quality food in a sustainable way.

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Company news

Bore hole research conducted at full grow out site

Bore hole research conducted at full grow out site

Holes have been drilled over the past month to research how much sea water can be sustainably processed from the ground and to assess quality and temperature. ILFS is close to reaching a final conclusion on these important parameters for the full grow out site.

Environmental assessment report approved

Environmental assessment report approved

Review of the environmental assessment of the implementation of ILFS in Viðlagafjara has been completed. The company plans to apply for a development permit from Vestmannaeyjabær as a result and start construction in Viðlagafjara in the coming months on the...

ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT REPORT PRESENTED BY ILFS

ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT REPORT PRESENTED BY ILFS

ILFS has presented an environmental assessment report which assesses the environmental impact the construction and operation of the facilities will have in Vestmannaeyjar. The report has been made by Efla consulting engineers. Interested parties can view the report...

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Our aim is to establish a fish farm on land in the Westman Islands for 10,000 tonnes a year of atlantic salmon

That means around 100 new jobs in the Westman islands area