Orri Vigfusson RIP

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Very sad news!

Yesterday the salmon fishing world lost one of its real heroes! Orri Vigfússon founder and Chairman of the North Atlantic Salmon Fund. Great inspiration for many fighting for the safety and return to natural abundance of Atlantic Salmon.

Obituary to follow.

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Formal notice;

The Sad Passing of International Salmon Conservationist Mr Orri Vigfússon

The North Atlantic Salmon Fund (NASF) announces with great sadness, the passing of our founder and Chairman Mr. Orri Vigfússon.
Mr Vigfússon succumbed to lung cancer at Iceland's national hospital in Reyjavik yesterday July 1st 2017 only nine short of his 75th birthday. Mr. Vigfússon has for 27 years, tirelessly fought for the survival and restoration of the wild Atlantic salmon through the North Atlantic Salmon Fund earning him the admiration days and respect of environmentalists all over the world. He was recognised internationally for his vital conservation work and was awarded with numerous distinguished awards. He is survived by his wife Unnur Kristinsdóttir, 2 children and 3 granddaughters.

The funeral service will be held in Reykjavík at Hallgrímskirkja, July 10th at 13:00.

Editor's Note:
The North Atlantic Salmon Fund, NASF, is an international coalition of voluntary private sector conservation groups who have come together to restore stocks of wild Atlantic salmon to their historic abundance.
 
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A huge loss to the conservation and restoration of Atlantic Salmon. He achieved a huge amount for which we are grateful and straddled the international scene bringing sense and agreement. RIP you will be missed.

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Perhaps the greatest ever protector of wild salmon. R.I.P.
 

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A very sad loss of a colossus of the Atlantic Salmon conservation movement and a great tribute from CRW.
 
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