Session 2:
Sustainable aquaculture – healthy production today and in the future


Faroese Aquaculture from the beginning until today.The position of aquaculture today and the development in the future


Atli Gregersen, Managing director

Description/ overview:

When Salmon Farming  started in the Faroes around 1980 there were big expectations, but very little knowledge, both between the farmers and within the official administration and not least among the politicians. Subsequently, we experienced a big crisis in the fish farming business. But things have been turned around, because the industry and the official bodies have strived to implement better practices, as well as the world’s most stringent regulation for salmon farming. The presentation will tell the story about how salmon farming in the Faroes became a success.  


Atli Gregersen, b. 1956. Managing director in the salmon farming company Luna which is selling the famous Hiddenfjord Salmon. Atli holds a Master in Fisheries Science from the University of Tromsø 1982. Worked at Fiskaaling, the Aquaculture Research Station of the Faroe Islands from 1982-1986. From 1986, Gregersen has been managing director at Luna. Since 1990, Gregersen has also been member of the board of Havbúnaðarfelagið, the Faroese Aquaculture Association.


Hidden Fjord