Salmon production hits record high in 2012
15. Feb 2013
The production of farmed salmon from the Faroe Islands hit a record high in 2012. The total amount produced in 2012 was 62.783 tons in gutted weight compared to 49.588 tons in 2011. This is an increase in production of more than 20 per cent.
For the past eight years, the export value of salmon from the Faroe Islands has been on the increase. This is mainly due to the successful implementation of the Faroese Veterinarian Act in 2003. In 2006 the production of salmon from the Faroe Islands was about 15.000 tonnes of salmon and trout and in 2012 the production nearly reached 63.000 tons of salmon only.
The condition in the Faroe Islands are ideal for producing high quality salmon and Faroese fish farmers have stopped producing trout for commercial purposes and salmon is therefore the only species being farmed on the Faroe Islands.
The average weight of the salmon harvested in 2012 was 5,07 kg in 2012 compared to 4,78 kg in 2011.