Iceland’s premier steps into fish farm row

(10/09/18)

ICELAND’S fisheries minister is to submit a bill to the country’s parliament today amending the Aquaculture Act to ensure that the two companies who have lost their licences to expand salmon farming in the Westfjords can temporarily continue their operations.

The minister, Fiskeldi Kristján Þór Júlíusson, says he wants to be able to grant provisional licences for up to ten months.

It is the latest development in a saga which became a national issue and has seen Iceland’s prime minister.....................................................


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