High margins, modest production growth in salmon farming

Ragnar Tveteras

Farmed Atlantic salmon production is forecast to reach a global total of 2.26 million metric tons (MT) this year, an increase of around five percent compared with 2016. While the 2017 harvest volume is below the 2.3 million MT reported in 2015, the sector is back on an output growth trend, delegates heard at the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) GOAL 2017 conference in Dublin, Ireland.

Ragnar Tveteras, business economist at the University of Stavanger, Norway, said that Atlantic salmon…

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