About NASF

About NASF

The NASF Campaign to restore salmon stocks is winning! Nothing beats common sense, the right priorities and ABUNDANCE as the target. Ending mixed-stock netting has always been our priority.

Throughout the latter part of the 20th century, the once-plentiful wild salmon populations in the chilly waters of the North Atlantic dwindled to dangerously low levels, affecting not only the sensitive ocean and river ecosystems of the region, but also the rural communities for whom salmon fishing is a long-held local tradition and source of income. In the early 1990s Orri Vigfússon started an innovative, multinational initiative to buy out the fishing rights of commercial salmon fishers whose over-fishing was causing the decline. He represents a new breed of environmental leader who utilizes business skills and negotiating to effectively protect precious natural resources. Through his work, Vigfússon has succeeded in preventing the seemingly inevitable decimation of wild North Atlantic salmon populations.

An entrepreneur and life-long outdoorsman, Vigfússon first became aware of declining salmon stocks in the 1970s while fishing along the rivers of his native northern Iceland. Speaking with others who lived or fished along local rivers, he learned the extent of Iceland’s shrinking river salmon populations. In response, Vigfússon founded the Iceland-based North Atlantic Salmon Fund (NASF).



Latest News

Our latest news, events and press releases are published here.

Alternatively, you can also subscribe to our email service and keep up-to-date with what's happening at NASF.

Please contact us for more information here.

Two Salmon Giants: Russia and Iceland is where wild salmon stocks are still in the best condition.

Ilya Serbovich of the Russia Salmon Association and Orri Vigfusson, Chairman of NASF, met in Reykjavik in May to review the world salmon situation...

No More Open Sea Fish Farms
No more growth until problems are solved says CEO of Norsk Industri

A stop to all further open-sea salmon farming in Norway has been announced....

Swedish Supreme Environmental Court imposes bans on cages in open water

According to a report published on Save The Baltic (blog), the Swedish Supreme Environmental Court has decided to ban and stop fish farming in...