By-products from whitefish processing / By-products from catfish processing
This report summarizes information on the utilization of important catfish species in Iceland, explains which products are processed from the resulting raw material and examines the possibilities for increased utilization of by-product raw materials. The report is prepared in connection with the Nordic research project "Alt i land" led by the Faroese company Syntesa. "Alt i land" is part of the Faroese Presidency's program of the Nordic Council of Ministers, which examines the current utilization and possibilities for improving utilization in catfish processing in the Faroe Islands, Greenland, Norway and Iceland. The main results from this project show that utilization in catfish processing in Iceland is significantly higher than in the other countries. In addition to publishing this report, Matís has held two workshops in connection with the project, where stakeholders came together to discuss possible opportunities to increase utilization and value creation in catfish processing.
The objective of this report is to analyze the current utilization of the most important Icelandic whitefish species and identify possibilities for improving utilization of by-raw materials even further. The report is a part of a larger international project, called “Alt i land”, which is led by the Faroese company Syntesa. Alt i land is a part of the Faroese chairmanship program at the Nordic Ministers of council. The objective of Alt i land is to study and compare utilization in whitefish processing in Faroe Islands, Greenland, Norway and Iceland, and to suggest how utilization can be improved in these countries. The main results from that project show that utilization is much higher in Iceland than in the other countries. In addition to publishing this report, Matís has facilitated a series of workshops with selected stakeholders where potentials in increasing utilization have been discussed.