Challenge of Aquaculture

Session manager: Gunnar Davíðsson
Session co-ordinator: Kristinn H. Gunnarsson
Icelandic aquaculture has seen significant growth in recent years, driven by the country’s pristine natural environment, abundant clean water sources, and a focus on sustainable practices.
Looking ahead, the prospects for Icelandic aquaculture are promising. The industry is expected to continue growing as demand for seafood rises globally, providing opportunities for expansion and innovation. There is also increasing interest in diversifying aquaculture operations to include new species and explore new markets. Continued investment in research, technology, and sustainable practices will be key to addressing these challenges and ensuring the long-term success of the sector.
The development of land-based aquaculture in Iceland is evolving out of its early stages and there is growing interest and investment in this sector. By leveraging Iceland’s geothermal energy resources and expertise in sustainable practices, land-based aquaculture has the potential to further expand the country’s aquaculture industry and contribute to its economic growth.