Arctic Char is the backbone of fish farming in Iceland
In 2009 Iceland exported some 3,000 tons of Arctic Char in the value of ISK 2000 million (Eur 11,4 million, based on the current rate of exchange), reports http://www.megafishnet.com/ with reference to ISI.
This was about 70 percent of Iceland´s total exports of farmed fish. In 2015 Iceland is planning to export 5,000 tons of Arctic Char. This information was presented yesterday by Jon Bjarnason, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, when he addressed the Annual Congress of the Farmers Association.