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Nordic Cod Conference: Farming the Way Forward

ICELAND - Iceland's plans to develop its cod farming industry has been given a boost. A key conference on the business is now planned for the September in Reykjavik.

Iceland is keen to farm cod to help counter the effects of a major cut to its cod fishing quota. Its Minister of Fisheries, Einar K. Gudfinnsson, and the fish industry believe farming the most popular of white sea fish, should be increased to cope with the the cuts and lost revenue.

Norway has said it is willing to co-operate with Iceland when it comes to developing the sector.

The Nordic Cod Farming Conference will be held ahead of the Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition. It is expected to attract interest from a seafood industry facing increasing demand for whitefish and raw material shortages. It aims to give an overview of cod farming activities, an insight into research in Nordic countries and to define future challenges.

n a report for Fish Farmer, conference organiser, Valdimar Gunnarsson said the previous conference attracted 170 delegates from 12 countries. "Given that cod fisheries remain depleted whilst global human demand for whitefish continues to increase, we expect this year’s event to attract even more interest," he added.

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