Europe's most advanced pelagic fish-processing plant
The Faroe Islands are a fishing nation, and this is of course obvious from the trade and industry that takes place on the islands. In previous years, demersal fish has constituted the majority of the country's export value, but in the last few years the pelagic fishing industry has become the backbone of the Faroese fishing industry. The salmon farming industry is also doing very well.
The construction of a large pelagic fish-processing plant in Tvøroyri in Suðuroy is a clear indicator of the increased importance of pelagic fishing in the Faroese fishing industry. The companies behind the plant are Varðin, a company from Gøta which owns several purse seiners, and Delta Seafood which runs fish production on land. Together, the two companies have formed a subsidiary company which runs the new fish-processing plant.