Production record despite falling prices
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Aquaculture2011, final figures



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Production record despite falling prices

The final figures for 2011 confirm the falling prices in fish farming. However, in spite of this, 1.14 million tonnes of slaughtered fish were sold, which is a new record.

Sales of salmon. Quantity and first hand value. 1997-2011

Sales of rainbow trout. Quantity and first-hand value. 1997-2011

Ninety-three per cent of the production in fish farming in 2011 was reared salmon, of which more than 1 million tonnes was produced. This corresponds to a first hand value of NOK 27 billion.

Higher sales and lower prices resulted in a drop in the average price from NOK 30.34 per kilo in 2010 to NOK 25.26 per kilo in 2011.

Larger stocks

In spite of low prices, the production was continuously high, according to the large stocks of salmon.

At the end of 2011, the total stock in salmon farms was 366 million live fish. This is an increase of almost 9 per cent compared to 2010, and a record figure.

Sales of other fish species. Quantity. 1998-2011. Tonnes

Falling prices for trout

For reared trout, the produced quantity and value saw a further fall compared with preliminary figures. This resulted in a drop in average price per kilo from NOK 31.70 in 2010 to NOK 26.20 in 2011. This relates to a decline of 17 per cent.

For other marine species and shellfish the figures remained almost unchanged compared to preliminary figures. Reared cod had a small increase in both value and quantity at the end of the year, but the average price remained unchanged and reached NOK 17.50 per kilo.

The employment figures also remained almost unchanged. Overall, 5 880 persons were engaged in aquaculture production in 2011.