The Faroe Islands’ 50,000 inhabitants would be part of a large project to decipher the entire population’s DNA, from the prime minster down. The results would be used for treatment & research. However, the plan is controversial.
A recent news post from the Faroe Fish Farmers Association, notes that 2012 was a record year for salmon production in the islands. Salmon production for last year reached 63 000 tons of fish. Fish farmers are producing more & bigger fish with the average salmon weighing 5,07 kg.
Salmon is the biggest export of the Faroe Islands at a 40% value.
See the Faroe Fish Farmers Association for more information.