Icelandic mussel exports on the up

musselsBlue mussel farming off Hrisey Island off North Iceland is underway again after a three month gap over the summer due to algae poisoning.

The company responsible for the mussels, Nordurskel is now exporting 500 kg of mussels to Belgium and France every week. Furthermore, demand from the two countries could hit six tonnes per week in the New Year, RUV reports.

The CEO of Nordurskel, Vidir Bjornsson told RUV the company is now looking for partners in Iceland’s East Fjords region to take up mussel farming, which would help meet increased demand and also reduce the likelihood of another total stop in production. The company’s search in the East continues, so far without success.

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