New photos of diseased farmed salmon spark outrage in Iceland

Despite countless assurances by the open net pen aquaculture industry that salmon farming in Iceland would avoid the many harmful impacts seen in Norway, Scotland, and Canada, recent evidence indicates that history is repeating itself.

Footage of deformed and diseased fish captured by kayaker and human rights activist Veiga Grétarsdóttir in the West Fjords of Iceland shocked the public, igniting a public debate about the industry’s accountability and plans to expand. Click here to read recent news coverage on the issue (note: Google translate erroneously labels open net pen farming as “seaweed farming”).