Almost all salmon eaten in Norway - or in the rest of the world
for that matter - is farmed salmon. Since the outset 40 years ago, Norway has
become the largest salmon producer in the world, with an annual export equivalent
to 14 million portions - every day!
ocean-farmed salmon are raised in pens in the cold, clear waters of Norway.
year, the Norwegian Food Safety Authority takes around 12,000 fish from
Norwegian fish farms to be analysed by NIFES for a large number of undesirable
and banned substances. The institute has established four modern laboratories
and is a national reference laboratory for a number of analysis methods.
prevent overcrowding and ensure sufficient swimming space, ocean net pens
contain 2.5% fish to 97.5% water. Salmon are given the time, space and
opportunity to fully mature.