Orri Vigfússon

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This is an Icelandic name. The last name is a patronymic, not a family name; this person is properly referred to by the given name Orri.
Orri in conversation with Silver Donald Cameron about his work.

Orri Vigfússon is an Icelandic entrepreneur and environmentalist. His objective is to "restore the abundance of wild salmon that formerly existed on both sides of the North Atlantic".[1]

In 2004 Time Magazine named him a "European Hero".[2] He was awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize in 2007 for his efforts on saving endangered species.[1] [3] In 2008, he was elected as a Senior Global Fellow to the Ashoka Fellowship.[4]

Orri has in recent years led development of sustainable salmon angling in the rivers of Vopnafjörður, Iceland.


  1. ^ a b Goldman Environmental Prize 2007: Orri Vigfússon (Retrieved on 2007-10-25)
  2. ^ "Saving the Wild Salmon", Time Europe magazine, 11 October 2004
  3. ^ "Salmon campaigner lands top award" – BBC News (Sunday, 22 April 2007) (Retrieved on March 26, 2008)
  4. ^ "Orri Vigfusson, Ashoka Fellow". Retrieved 2014-10-21.