Further growth in aquaculture industry
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fiskeoppdrett, Aquaculture (terminated in Statistics Norway), fish farming, salmon, rainbow trout, shellfish, char, cod, halibut, fish farm, hatcheries, hatchery-produced fish, operating licences, employeesFishing , Aquaculture , Agriculture, forestry, hunting and fishing
Aquaculture, fish farming, reared salmon. Sales generated NOK 43.6 billion in 2014.

Aquaculture (terminated in Statistics Norway)2014, preliminary figures



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Further growth in aquaculture industry

In 2014, the first-hand value of Norwegian fish farming came to NOK 43.6 billion, up 8 per cent from 2013. The produced quantity was 1.35 million tonnes.

Fish for food (tonnes)SharePer centFirst hand valuePer cent
2013 - 2014(NOK million)2013 - 2014
Total1 346 543100.07.943 6127.7
Salmon1 272 35894.58.941 1368.5
Rainbow trout69 0305.1-3.52 269-0.9
Cod1 3860.1-63.244-63.6
Halibut1 2570.1-9.21146.7
Shellfish2 0160.1-14.71410.1
Other fish species:::::

Ninety-four per cent of the production in fish farming in 2014 was reared salmon. In total, 1.27 million tonnes of salmon were produced, corresponding to afirst hand value of NOK 41.1 billion, making it another record year for salmon. The average price per kilo of salmon was NOK 32 in 2014.

Less production of trout

For reared trout, the produced quantity was 69 000 tonnes; a decrease of 3.5 per cent from 2013. The total first hand value for rainbow trout and other reared trout was NOK 2.3 billion.

Decrease for cod and halibut

Compared to 2013, the production and first hand value of reared cod decreased by 63 and 64 per cent respectively. A total of 1 400 tonnes of cod were produced in 2014. The production of halibut decreased by 9 per cent, to 1 300 tonnes. In the same period, the first hand value increased by 7 per cent.


Overall, 6 350 persons were engaged in aquaculture production in 2014, broken down into 4 540 in production of fish for food, 1 590 in hatcheries and fingerling production and 230 with cultivation of shellfish.

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Quantity is quoted as round weight. Fish that is delivered gutted is converted into round weight. The conversion factors from NS 9417 were adopted in 2000. The new conversion factors are as follows, with the old factors in parenthesis: salmon gutted with head - 1.125 (1.125), salmon gutted and decapitated - 1.266 (1.2857), rainbow trout gutted with head - 1.135 (1.125) and rainbow trout gutted and decapitated - 1.265 (1.2857).