The Leaping Fish

Morais, Richard C.
January 2008
Forbes Asia;1/28/2008, Vol. 4 Issue 2, p74
This article features Orri Vigfússon, a 65-year-old Icelandic businessman, conservationist and angler. It explains that he helped save the North Atlantic salmon from extinction by harnessing capitalism's common sense. Vigfússon decided salmon were too important to leave to politicians, biologists and their cumbersome treaties. In 1989 he founded the North Atlantic Salmon Fund, with the help of supporters including Paul Volcker, the former Fed chairman, and the late Perry R. Bass, patriarch of the Texas oil-and-investing family. INSET: PRIVATIZE U.S. RIVERS?.


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