Fish farming has revived a once depressed region, industry body says

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Salmon farming is bringing new prosperity to regions of Iceland that were in decline, says the country’s seafood industry organisation SFS – adding that criticism of the foreigners it has attracted to the country is unwarranted. SFS says opponents of aquaculture have tried many things to attack the industry. “We never really know where the…

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Iceland sets up group to drive aquaculture

AS Iceland gears up for a major expansion of its fish farming sector, fisheries minister Kristján Þór Júlíusson has appointed a special consultation committee designed to advise the government on aquaculture issues. Both the fish farming and conventional fishing sectors are well represented but the committee, set up through an act of parliament, is also…

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