Aquaculture

Matorka aquaculture farms are located in the southern part of Iceland. Our unique location allows us to be land-based, while still maintaining ample access to fresh water. In addition to this our facilities are powered by geothermal energy - unique to Iceland - ensuring that our energy costs are low and sustainable.

The company focuses on aquaculture of various fish specie as well as integrated aquaculture and researching algae cultivation. Today, our production line offers high quality Arctic charr and Nordic Tilapia.

Matorka is currently engaged in a Nordic research project, focusing on commercially viable management practices and technologies in aquaponics.

Our priority is to be a sustainable and eco-friendly producer of high-quality seafood.

Algae cultivation

Cultivation of algae for the production of omega-3 fatty acids and protein-rich, high quality aquaculture feed is one of our immediate goals. The utilization of warm, nutrient-rich effluence from Matorka‘s fish farms is ideal to cultivate these products, providing high value products whilst minimizing the environmental impact from our operations. We are cooperating with Icelandic as well as foreign research institutions and companies to establish and evaluate sustainable, economically feasible algae cultivation methods.

Feed production 

One of our primary goals is to use existing technologies to develop simple, sustainable, and economically feasible ways to produce commercial aquaculture feed that is safe and nutritionally comparable with high quality standard feeds.

Feed usually accounts for 50-70% of the total operational cost for most fish farms. Production of feed from locally available resources and by-products from our fish farms is sustainable, environmentally friendly and cost-effective, ensuring profitability and growth in the long term.

We are currently collaborating with the the Icelandic Centre for Research, the Nordic Innovation Fund (NICe), University of Iceland, and Matís Itd., a leading Icelandic biotech R&D institute, on several feed-related research projects.

Above and beyond the aforementioned research areas, the company is actively implementing these methods into our daily production.

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About Matorka

Matorka is a pioneer in producing environmentally friendly and sustainable seafood.  By utilizing latest technologies, designed and developed in house, our fish is not only being fed a uniquely sustainable diet, but our whole operation is run on clean geothermal energy.

Offices
    • Hlidasmari 6
    • 201 Kopavogur
    • Iceland
    • TEL: (354) 787-8880
    • E-mail: matorka(at)matorka.is

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