Icelandic authorities have taken a strict approach and implemented a regluation that
obligates sea cage companies to apply to the norwegian NS-9418:2009 standard on
all equipment used for sea farming in Iceland. This is vital to minimize the risk of
All Icelandic sea farms are obliged to deposit into a special „aquaculture
environmental fund“. The objective of the fund is to promote research concerning
the sea farming areas and the main beneficiaries of the fund has been The Marine
Research Institute of Iceland.