300,000 tonnes of fish feed sold in three winter months

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But salmon harvests have been moderate so far this year.

It has been an exceptionally mild winter and spring in Northern Europe, and growth conditions for salmon and trout have been rare. On Tuesday, Cargill announced plans to step up salmon feed production at all of its Norwegian factories.

Sales statistics so far in 2019 also show that there is a tremendous craving for feed.

According to the Norwegian Seafood Federation’s (NSF) Akvafakta, as of week 13, that is, the end of March/beginning of April, a total of 311,741 tonnes of dry feed for salmon and trout sold in Norway. This corresponds to an increase, year over year, of 11.4 per cent.

At the same time, harvests have been considerably more moderate.

For the clearly the most important species in this context, salmon, its relative increase per week 15 is modest 4.2 per cent, according to figures published by Akvafakta.