North Atlantic Salmon Fund

The North Atlantic Salmon Fund (US) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit founded in the United States in 1996 to support the work of Icelandic businessman and conservationist, Orri Vigfusson. An avid angler who came of age fly fishing on the banks of remote Icelandic rivers, he is credited with saving the wild North Atlantic salmon from extinction. His strategy of brokering commercial conservation agreements aimed at preserving this endangered fish, while simultaneously compensating fishermen and transitioning them to more sustainable fisheries, has saved over 10 million North Atlantic salmon since 1991.

Orri Vigfusson passed away July 1, 2017, but through the efforts of the North Atlantic Salmon Fund (US) and its partners abroad, his legacy will live on. A fund has been started in his name to ensure Orri’s signature accomplishments, the commercial conservation agreements, will persist for as long as they are needed.

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Latest News

    • Medal of Honor: Fly Fisherman Magazine – February/March 2018

      Medal of Honor: Fly Fisherman Magazine – February/March 2018

        The Anglers’ Club of New York (ACNY), a nonprofit organization established in 1906, honored Orri Vig-fússon with its Medal of Honor for his lifelong devotion to salmon. The Medal of Honor is awarded for service “in the fields of …Read More »
    • Reddvillaksens basic facts about wild salmon – NASF Norway

      Reddvillaksens basic facts about wild salmon – NASF Norway

      Reddvillaksens have made a publication in English about threat to wild salmon. Basic are studies and conditions related to Norway, but the problem is international. The more people that understand the basics, the more empowered the people become.  Feel free …Read More »
    • Orri Vigfússon – words in action.

      Orri Vigfússon – words in action.

          This article was published by Dreamstore on December 7, 2017. Dreamstore has been pleased in the past to support the North Atlantic Salmon Fund (NASF) in its central mission; helping towards the buying of commercial nets to reduce …Read More »
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    Fljotta River - Iceland Salmon
    Salmon in the North Atlantic
    North Atlantic Salmon in the Fljotta river