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Sustainability

Aquaculture is a vital industry in Norway. It creates jobs and value. Eco-friendly, sustainable production is a precondition for long-term development and growth.The strategy for an environmentally sustainable Norwegian aquaculture industry was launched in 2009. Read more

Photo: The Norwagian Seafood Council.

The strategy for an environmentally sustainable Norwegian aquaculture industry states that aquaculture shall not contribute to permanent changes in the genetic characteristics of wild fish stocks. Efforts to prevent fish from escaping are given high priority. Read more

Photo: The Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries.

The strategy for an environmentally sustainable Norwegian aquaculture industry states that fish farming locations shall not have larger discharges of nutrient salts and organic materials than the carrying capacity of the receiving waters. Read more

Sea lice. 
Photo: The Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries.

The strategy for an environmentally sustainable Norwegian aquaculture industry states that parasites shall not not have a regulating effect on stocks of wild fish. Salmon lice is the most common parasite in salmon farming. Read more

Photo: Nofima.

The strategy for an environmentally sustainable Norwegian aquaculture industry states that disease in fish farming shall not not have a regulating effect on stocks of wild fish, and that as many farmed fish as possible shall grow to slaughter weight with minimal use of medicines. Read more

Photo:  The Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries.

Fish welfare and fish in good health are vital for the fish farmer from both an ethical and economic point of view, and even though the industry faces challenges related to fish health and welfare, the level of health and welfare in Norwegian aquaculture is generally good. Read more

Photo: Photo: Marine Harvest.

The strategy for an environmentally sustainable Norwegian aquaculture industry states that the industry shall have a location structure and zoning which reduces impact on the environment and the risk of infection. Read more

Photo: fiskeri.no.

The strategy for an environmentally sustainable Norwegian aquaculture industry states that the raw materials for farmed fish feed shall originate from sustainably managed stocks, thereby avoiding further depletion of marine resources. Read more

Photo: Photo: The Norwegian Seafood Export Council.

The Norwegian Medicines Agency (NoMA) is the national, regulatory authority for new and existing medicines and the supply chain. The agency is responsible for supervising the production, trials and marketing of medicines. NoMA approves medicines and monitors their use in Norwegian fish farming. Read more