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Aquaculture

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Key figures

34.9 %

increase in first-hand value of salmon from 2015 to 2016

Aquaculture. Preliminary figures
Fish for food (tonnes)SharePer centFirst hand valuePer cent
2015 - 2016(NOK million)2015 - 2016
2016
Total1 328 027100.0-3.863 85436.3
Salmon1 235 26393.0-5.259 94334.9
Rainbow trout87 5236.619.93 67565.5
Char3330.028.11923.0
Cod:::::
Halibut1 4610.117.416213.3
Shellfish2 7670.2-0.224-17.0
Other fish species:::::

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Table 1 
Sales of slaughtered fish for food. Quantity, by fish species and county. Tonnes

Sales of slaughtered fish for food. Quantity, by fish species and county. Tonnes1
TotalSalmonRainbow troutCharCodHalibutShellfishOther fish species
1The quantity is masured in round weight. The conversion factor for weight is changed from 2000.
2Preliminary figures.
2006711 979629 76662 49789711 0871 1853 7492 798
2007842 173744 12577 67339411 1042 3083 2043 365
2008848 266737 25485 56646818 0521 5872 0533 286
2009961 469862 30574 30542120 9241 5681 728218
20101 019 810939 53654 67549221 2401 6102 001256
20111 143 9011 064 86858 55427615 2732 7671 926237
20121 321 1281 232 09474 67830910 0331 7402 001273
20131 247 8651 168 32471 552:3 7701 3852 363:
20141 332 4971 258 35668 986:1 3861 2572 016:
20151 380 8411 303 34673 007260:1 2442 773:
201621 328 0271 235 26387 523333:1 4612 767:
 
20162
Rogaland74 76374 098:::::0
Hordaland219 050168 04450 3870006190
Sogn og Fjordane120 329104 24116 08400::0
Møre og Romsdal105 26589 363:00::0
Sør-Trøndelag168 531167 862::006500
Nord-Trøndelag96 72296 001:00:4820
Nordland255 861249 067:2450:9120
Troms - Romsa176 718176 26500:0:0
Finnmark - Finnmárku92 77692 733::0000
Other Counties18 01217 58883:00::

Table 2 
Sales of slaughteres fish for food. First hand value by fish species and county, NOK 1000

Sales of slaughteres fish for food. First hand value by fish species and county, NOK 1000
TotalSalmonRainbow troutCharCodHalibutShellfishOther fish species
1Preliminary figures.
200617 608 46315 575 5901 578 77633 290261 37771 15121 69166 588
200717 527 79615 496 2701 553 31216 344247 825114 19418 72481 127
200817 461 42915 225 2621 639 13819 081371 696111 95813 81980 475
200922 456 56720 177 9001 754 37319 304359 837115 81312 85616 484
201030 769 41828 511 9901 729 30421 523347 383121 98518 74618 487
201128 951 88926 924 2781 530 09515 667267 373171 58125 36517 530
201230 039 18027 954 6501 695 93816 500209 863132 87110 95018 407
201340 479 66937 921 5242 289 696:119 990106 89613 104:
201444 334 17141 822 5012 305 130:43 683114 02214 427:
201546 864 08344 438 5432 221 32315 777:142 61329 310:
2016163 853 68259 943 4343 675 28019 413:161 57924 338:
 
20161
Rogaland3 912 3233 842 921:::::0
Hordaland10 508 1328 374 5912 131 9200001 6210
Sogn og Fjordane5 233 4234 556 724676 10600::0
Møre og Romsdal4 725 5284 055 073:00::0
Sør-Trøndelag7 803 8337 796 280::006 3820
Nord-Trøndelag4 618 3984 607 826:00:3 0480
Nordland12 380 78112 077 557:13 7800:8 8010
Troms - Romsa9 093 1549 083 21300:0:0
Finnmark - Finnmárku4 692 4914 689 887::0000
Other Counties885 620859 3614 164:00::

Table 3 
Number of licenses running, workers and labour, by type of production and county. Salmon and rainbow trout.

Number of licenses running, workers and labour, by type of production and county. Salmon and rainbow trout.
TotalProduction of fish for foodHatcheries and fingerling production
LicencesPersonsMan-hours (1 000)LicencesPersonsMan-hours (1 000)LicencesPersonsMan-hours (1 000)
1Preliminary figures.
20061 1363 3534 8239092 3883 5792279651 244
20071 1573 7375 0759292 5373 6272281 2001 448
20081 1423 9195 5139222 7144 0482201 2051 465
20091 2044 2385 7349902 9304 2302141 3081 504
20101 2074 9326 4499943 4564 7912131 4761 658
20111 2255 3166 8671 0163 7845 0752091 5321 792
20121 2065 4267 1941 0063 9695 3642001 4571 830
20131 2085 5657 8631 0184 1776 0281901 3881 835
20141 2045 7598 1411 0154 2986 2391891 4611 902
20151 2566 3528 7441 0674 7546 7431891 5982 001
201611 2817 0039 6641 0945 3897 5641871 6142 100
 
20161
Rogaland914445947830540813139186
Hordaland2301 5621 8571801 1431 40050419458
Sogn og Fjordane1105186699539854415120125
Møre og Romsdal1538201 23912557191728249322
Sør-Trøndelag1216511 06110652888215123179
Nord-Trøndelag995568228442761215129209
Nordland2201 1641 6051918811 19529283409
Troms - Romsa124710995112650905126091
Finnmark - Finnmárku1004827139642162246190
Other Counties339610927657863130

Table 4 
Stock of live fish for food, by species of fish and county. All fish species. 1 000 pieces. Preliminary figures

Stock of live fish for food, by species of fish and county. All fish species. 1 000 pieces. Preliminary figures
2016
1 000 piecesPer cent
Stock per 1 JanuarySuppliesDelivered for saleLossStock per 31 DecemberLoss
The whole country
Total415 852334 432282 52860 645407 11114.7
Salmon389 111312 970260 60556 562384 9139.7
Rainbow trout23 33619 29520 8263 03218 7749.3
Other fish species3 4052 1671 0971 0513 42430.8
Rogaland
Total27 99021 22015 5334 19629 48114.6
Salmon26 76120 74715 3824 07128 05510.0
Rainbow trout30011101027.3
Other fish species1 1994731401151 4168.8
Hordaland
Total66 08854 99149 37311 44160 26518.1
Salmon53 89644 89537 7099 95951 12312.5
Rainbow trout12 1129 90611 6641 4288 9268.6
Other fish species8019105521637.0
Sogn og Fjordane
Total36 84629 89825 3374 88236 52613.3
Salmon30 58125 16320 8913 85031 0038.4
Rainbow trout::::::
Other fish species::::::
Møre og Romsdal
Total25 03451 45121 4765 74949 26015.5
Salmon21 88648 11618 4225 45246 12912.1
Rainbow trout::::::
Other fish species::::::
Sør-Trøndelag
Total56 70618 32934 1819 08831 76720.5
Salmon56 02618 32934 1518 43831 76711.7
Rainbow trout::::::
Other fish species::::::
Nord-Trøndelag
Total30 45721 40121 1753 96626 71713.9
Salmon30 28621 36721 0573 89126 7058.9
Rainbow trout::::::
Other fish species::::::
Nordland
Total75 35468 19257 2178 52077 81011.1
Salmon72 89466 10655 2968 16975 5357.4
Rainbow trout::::::
Other fish species::::::
Troms - Romsa
Total58 35640 30436 2706 51455 87611.4
Salmon58 35640 03936 1206 51255 7637.6
Rainbow trout::::::
Other fish species::::::
Finnmark - Finnmárku
Total31 69825 75718 2685 00734 18015.2
Salmon31 53125 67718 2004 97434 03410.2
Rainbow trout::::::
Other fish species::::::
Other Counties
Total7 3212 8893 6991 2815 22920.4
Salmon6 8932 5313 3771 2474 79913.4
Rainbow trout62144136115911.9
Other fish species366215186233726.2

Table 5 
Sales of shellfish, by species. Tonnes and NOK 1000

Sales of shellfish, by species. Tonnes and NOK 1000
QuantityFirst hand value
TotalBlue musselsGreat Atlantic scallopsFlat and cupped oystersOther speciesTotalBlue musselsGreat Atlantic scallopsFlat and cupped oystersOther species
1Preliminary figures.
20063 7493 714413021 69115 292762946 029
20073 2043 165643018 72412 6331654545 472
20082 0532 035431113 8199 9051804673 267
20091 7281 649846812 8567 4693245334 530
20102 0011 9301025918 7468 2383632989 846
20111 9261 74213216925 3657 97263223216 529
20122 0011 9672121110 9507 7285191792 524
20132 3632 328235713 10410 3435404811 739
20142 0161 9831341514 42710 3443003953 388
20152 7732 73121101129 31025 1105015763 124
201612 7672 131121161424 33818 7115506974 380

About the statistics

The statistics provide an overview of Norwegian aquaculture and comprise data on stock and loss of live fish for food, sales of slaughtered fish and shellfish, numbers of workers, labour input and acquisitions and sales of fixed assets.

Definitions

Definitions of the main concepts and variables

Aquaculture

Production of aquatic organisms. Production is any measures taken to enhance living organisms’ weight, size, number, characteristic or quality.

Licence for aquaculture

A permission to farm fish, shellfish or molluscs in accordance to Norwegian legislation (Aquaculture Act). A permission gives the right for a certain type of production of a certain type of species in a certain extent at one or several stated localities.

Operating licence

A licence is considered in operation if there has been production of fish, roe or fry on the licence during the reference year.

Fish for food

Adult fish produced to be consumed. Production of parent fish and fingerling are not included.

Parent fish

Fish that is used to produce roe and milt in artificial fecundation.

FoU-licence, aquaculture

A licence for aquaculture given for the purpose of experiments, research or instructions.

Fingerling production

Production of roe, fry or smolt with a wiev to transferring to other localities.

Smolt

The name of the fish that is ready to enter the sea. At this time it changes in shape and colour and becomes shiny.

shellfish

Group of molluscs, crustaceans and echinoderms.

 

Value

Value-added tax is not included in the tables. The value is current value. The value is first-hand value, except of export and import value. The first hand value corresponds to the value of sold slaughtered fish unrefined fresh or frozen. The value of fish further processed in own plants is included.

Quantity

Quantity is quoted as round weight, except of exported and imported quantity, which is quoted as product weight.

Round weight

The weight of the fish before it is gutted. Fish that is delivered gutted is converted into round weight. From the 2000 series the conversion factor is changed. The NS 9417 is used and for salmon gutted with head the conversion factor is 1.125 and for fish gutted and decapitated 1.266. For rainbow trout the conversion factor is 1,135 for gutted with head and 1,266 for gutted and decapitated.

Loss in aquaculture

Loss of fish during production. The loss is given as the number of fish by cause.

Dead fish

Number of fish taken out of the net cages. The dead can be caused by disease, injury and wound without any further specification.

Discarding when slaughtered

The number of fish discarded when slaughtered because of sexual maturity and defects.

Escaping

The number of fish escaped from the fish farms.

Other

The number of fish lost because of predators, theft and other reasons.

Error in counting

The number of fish adjusted in accordance with original supply.

Standard classifications

Not relevant

Administrative information

Name and topic

Name: Aquaculture
Topic: Agriculture, forestry, hunting and fishing

Responsible division

Division for Primary Industry Statistics

Regional level

County figures and figures for entire country.

County figures are published by the following classification:

  • Rogaland
  • Hordaland
  • Sogn og Fjordane
  • Møre og Romsdal
  • Sør-Trøndelag
  • Nord-Trøndelag
  • Nordland
  • Troms
  • Finnmark
  • Remaining counties

Remaining counties include Oppland, Hedmark, Akershus, Oslo, Buskerud, Telemark, Østfold, Vestfold, Aust-Agder og Vest-Agder.

Frequency and timeliness

Preliminary figures: Annually, ca. 6 months after the reference-period (1.1 - 31.12).

Final figures: Annually, ca. 11 months after the reference-period.

International reporting

The Directorate of Fisheries reports to Eurostat, FAO and OECD.

Microdata

The Directorate of Fisheries and Statistics Norway stores the data files.

Background

Background and purpose

The purpose of the statistics is to publish relevant information and statistics on the development in Norwegian aquaculture (until 2006 the statistics was named Fish farming).

Statistics on fish farming have been composed since 1971. In the two first years, the task was carried out by Statistics Norway. Since then data collection has been conducted by the Directorate of Fisheries. Statistics Norway has always been responsible for preparing and publishing the final statistics.

The figures are compareable over time, but the statistics comprise more details today than in 1971, when the data collection was carried out for the first time. From 1989, statistics on shellfish and other fish species than salmon and trout were included.

Users and applications

The main statistic users are public administrations, different organisations, scientists, students, media and the fish farmers themselves. Foreign organisations are also users of the statistics. The statistics are important as a database for analyses of future development. The material is also used in anlyses and economical estimations internally in Statistics Norway.

The data material is used to fulfil Norway's international obligations to report to a number of international organisations as FAO, Eurostat and OECD. The Directorate of Fisheries are responsible for these reports.

Equal treatment of users

No external users have access to the statistics and analyses before they are published and accessible simultaneously for all users on ssb.no at 8 am. Prior to this, a minimum of three months' advance notice is given in the Statistics Release Calendar. Read more about principles for equal treatment of all users on ssb.no.

 

Coherence with other statistics

The statistics are published annually in "Today's statistics" on SSB's websites and in the Statbank

The Directorate of Fisheries publishes preliminary figures in Aquaculture statistics. They also publishes figures in their own Statbank.

The information from the questionnaires regarding labour input and production are also utilized in The Directorate of Fisheries' survey "Lønnsomhetsundersøkelse for akvakultur, laks og regnbueørret".

Legal authority

The Directorate of Fisheries collect data with legal basis in Act no. 79 of 17 June 2005: Act relating to aquaculture.

Statistics Norway recieves data from the Directorate of Fisheries according to the Statistics Act §§2-1, 2-2, 3-2.

EEA reference

  • Council Regulation (EU) 762/2008 of 2 Septmeber 2008.

Production

Population

The statistics covers the following types of licence to farm fish and/or shellfish:

  • Fish for food, parent fish and FoU (Research and Education). Salmon, rainbow trout and trout
  • Fry/fingerling. Salmon, rainbow trout and trout
  • Fish for food and fry/fingerling combined. Other fish species than salmon, rainbow trout and trout
  • Shellfish (molluscs, crustaceans and echinoderms)

Final figures contain information from all the licences running. Preliminary figures contain information from the majority of all the licences and calculated values from a small number of licences that still has not been reported. The statistics emphasize salmon and rainbow trout. The common term "rainbow trout", refers to 99 per cent rainbow trout (Salmo gaineri L). The remaining one per cent belong to the species brown trout (Salmo trutta).

Other species are char/migratory char, cod, halibut, mackerel, eel, saithe (pollock) and turbot. Figures on char, cod and halibut are published solely, while the remaining species are added up and published as other fish species . Farming of these species concerns both commercially farmed fish and feeding of wild caught fish. Molluscs, crustaceans and echinoderms are publlished as "shellfish".  Figures on blue mussel, common scallop and oyster are published solely, while the remaining shellfish species are added up and published as other species .

Data sources and sampling

  • The Directorate of Fisheries' annual questionnaires sent to all the holders of a licence to farm fish and/or shellfish
  • The aquaculture register in Brønnøysund
  • Register for biomass control in the Directorate of Fisheries

Complete survey addressing all holders of a licence (per January the year after the reference-year) to farm fish and/or shellfish.

Collection of data, editing and estimations

The Directorate of Fisheries annually sends out a questionnaire to the licencees, meaning those listed in the aquaculture register as of January after the reference year. In accordance to Norwegian legislation, the licencees are under obligation to answer the questionnaires.

To relieve the response burden for companies with several licences, they have as from 2001 only been requiered to fill inn one questionnaire for each type of licence. Companies running licences in several counties still have to fill in seperate questionnaires for each county.

The different questionnaires are:

  • Fish for food, parent fish and FoU (Research and Education). Salmon, rainbow trout and trout
  • Fry/fingerling. Salmon, rainbow trout and trout
  • Fish for food. Other fish species than salmon, rainbow trout and trout
  • Fry/fingerling. Other fish species than salmon, rainbow trout and trout
  • Molluscs, crustaceans and echinoderms (Shellfish)

The Directorate of fisheries also publishes figures on cleanerfish and algae.

Each questionnaire has it own guidelines for filling in. The deadline for returning the questionnaires is in March, after the reference year, depending on the type of licence.

Statistics Norway is co-operating with the Directorate of Fisheries and comment on the content of the questionnaires. The Directorate of Fisheries are responsible for sending out, collecting and editing the questionnaires.

Up to and including 1992, Statistics Norway carried out quality control and correction of data. Since then the Directorate of Fisheries has taken over this work. In addition, they have the professional responsibility of the bulk of the quality controls.

The Directorate of Fisheries controls the data both manually and electronically. For each type of questionnaire there has been prepared a list, which contains absolute and possible errors. These lists are constructed on the basis of professional skills and evaluations. On some occasions, when doubts arise, the respondents are contacted.

The salmon and rainbow trout stocks per 1 January and 31 December and the supplies of salmon and rainbow trout during the year comes from the Register for biomass control. The stock data are controlleld by the companies themselves.

In Statistics Norway the data are controlled once more previous to the production of tables and the preparation of the publication. The Directorate of Fisheries is consulted if any changes take place.

Data is presented as total numbers, percentage and average.

As from 2010, the method used to calcualte loss of fish during production was changed. The loss was until 2010 given in per cent of the the stock of fish per 1 January + supply during the year. This method lead to an unrealistic low loss per cent. As from 2010, the loss is given in per cent of average stock of fish during the year.

Seasonal adjustment

Not relevant

Confidentiality

Figures based on less than three units (transfers) are not published if this causes risk for identifying any of the units concerned.

Comparability over time and space

Statistics on sales for food in 1991 were not published because of unreliable data.

Accuracy and reliability

Sources of error and uncertainty

Statistical data might contain errors. The data from the farmers are of varying quality. In all likelihood the most important error is that some respondents might have given faulty or wrong information.

The routines of revision imply several controls revealing possible and absolute errors. The possible errors are revealed when the variables are outside intervals constructed on the basis of professional assessment. If such intervals are constructed wrongly or/and with bias in any sense, compared to the reality, it will certainly depreciate the quality of the statistics.

Licences with no stocks at the end of the year, and/or licences that were not registered with the Directorate of Fisheries' Register for biomass control, are assumed not to be running the following year.

When the preliminary figures are due to be published, there are usually data missing from a small number of companies that still have not reported. This is corrected with an estimation based on previous years production for these companies and information in the Register for biomass control. Six months after the end of the reference period, the coverage in the survey is about 95 per cent for both fish for food-production and hatcheries (salmon, rainbow trout and trout). When corrected with estimated figures for those licences not reported, this survey represents all licences running in the period of reference. The Directorate of Fisheries therefore concludes that the data material qualitatively can be presented as preliminary statistics.

Revision

Not relevant

Contact

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