Our Scottish Salmon comes from the Faroe Islands.
Where are the Faroe Islands?
The Faroe Islands is a group of 18 islands located in the middle of the North Atlantic between Iceland and Norway. The Faroese people are descendents of Norwegian Vikings who inhabited the Faroe Islands early in the ninth century. The official language is Faroese, which is derived from Old Norse, the language of the Vikings. The Faroe Islands has been a self-ruling part of the Danish Kingdom since 1948.
Why is the location important?
Remotely located, in pristine waters in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean, the Faroese ords and sounds are perfect for premium aquaculture production, because they provide exceptional biological conditions and excellent circulation of fresh pristine sea water. The harsh North Atlantic Ocean surges around and through the remote archipelago of the Faroe Islands. These strong currents continuously renew the sea water flowing through the pens and help ensure optimal conditions for the salmon. These currents also help protect the environment around the pens and in the ords and sounds by selectively cleaning and rejuvenating the production sites. The North Atlantic drift surrounds the Faroe Islands and mingles with the cool Arctic currents cascading from the north. This unique current system, combined with the remote location of the Faroe Islands, maintains a cool and steady sea temperature around the islands. Research has shown that cool and steady sea temperatures are essential for the overall welfare and thereby also the quality of salmon.
They Provide Omega 3 Fatty Acids
Salmon from the Faroe Islands are rich in the healthy Omega 3 fatty acids DHA and EPA. DHA and EPA have an array of health benefits. The human body can’t manufacture DHA and EPA fatty acids and therefore they have to be consumed through diet.
All Natural – No Antiobiotics
Excellent natural conditions for salmon farming, one of the world’s most stringent and comprehensive aquaculture veterinarian legislations and ords which effectively separate farming areas – all protect salmon from the Faroe Islands from stress and disease. As proof to the good conditions for salmon farming in the Faroe Islands, the Faroe Islands aquaculture industry has the best biological results and salmon from the Faroe Islands does not receive any antibiotics.