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Arnarlax achieves ASC

Arnarlax achieves ASC

Icelandic salmon farmer Arnarlax has achieved Aquaculture Stewardship Certification (ASC) for its farming site at Laugardalur.  ASC is one of the most stringent environmental certifications in world aquaculture.

The ASC standard has been developed in cooperation between the aquaculture industry and the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF). ASC certified farms commit themselves to reducing the impact on local ecosystems in various ways, often over and above what is required by local laws and regulations.



Arnarlax is the largest farmer and producer of Icelandic salmon. Our goal is to deliver a quality product to our customers in harmony with nature and the local community.

Arnarlax was founded in Bildudalur, a small Icelandic village inside a long fjord called Arnarfjordur. Bildudalur is the hometown to the founders so they knew that the area had great conditions for farming salmon in harmony with nature.

Arnarlax has from the beginning focused on three key factors when it comes to farming salmon. People, environment and biology. We understand the importance of skilled and capable people in order to build a strong, focused and unified team.

We also recognize our responsibility to the local community, and we emphasize on having a good and meaningful relationship with local officials, other local companies and residents.

Arnarlax is farming in the Westfjords of Iceland that is one of the most remote part of the country. The region offers a dynamic condition, high quality seawater and low temperatures that create the perfect settings for a healthy natural salmon. We are constantly monitoring all of the sites to make sure we are farming in a sustainable manners for years to come.