All in, all out strategy:
A unique and vital part of the aquaculture legislation of the Faroe Islands is the “all-in, all-out strategy”. Each production site is limited to only one generation of salmon. Between each generation, all equipment has to be dismantled, thoroughly cleaned and approved by the Food and Veterinary Agency. Thereafter, the site has to lie fallow for a minimum of two months before a new generation can be put out in the fjord or sound. The legislation thus promotes two very important management goals:
- The salmon are protected from the spread of disease and thereby the welfare of the fish is enhanced.
- The environment is protected by allowing the fjord or sound to lie fallow and rest while the strong North Atlantic currents effectively clean the site.