Atlantic Salmon

Atlantic Salmon is produced in sea cages and in land-based stations in Iceland. The main

areas for Atlantic Salmon are the West Fjords, Patreksfjörður, Tálknafjörður, Arnarfjörður,

Dýrafjörður and Ísafjarðardjúp and on the East Fjords in Berufjörður, Fáskrúðsfjörður and

Reyðarfjörður. Other areas of the country are off limits for farming salmonids due to the

intrest of wild salmon stocks in Iceland. The projected production of Atlantic Salmon in 2016

is 8.000 tons of harvest and the largest producers are Arnarlax and Fiskeldi Austfjarða in the

seacages and Silfurstjarnar in land-based production. The most important markets at

present for Atlantic Salmon from Iceland are USA and Europe.