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Sustainability

The development of Norwegian salmon farming should take environmental, economic and social conditions into account. Sustainable development meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Sustainable development emphasizes environmental, economic and social conditions, and tries to find a good balance between these three aspects.

 

 

QUESTION:

How much antibiotics are used in the salmon production?

 

ANSWER:

In the last twenty years, national and international food authorities have not been able to find antibiotics in Norwegian farmed salmon. Norwegian farmed salmon remains safe and healthy for all consumers. In 2015 it was sold 301 kilo active substance of antibiotics. So today, 0,18 grams of antibiotics are used in the production per metric ton of salmon. In other words, antibiotics is today a non-issue in the Norwegian salmon industry. In fact, less than one percent of all salmon are treated.

 

Food safety

In Norway, food safety is a priority. In aquaculture that means that you have a transparent system to ensure that fish and seafood are safe to eat, and to be open about all information on food safety.

Food safety

Fish feed

Like other livestock farmed fish are fed regularly. The feed must have a content that satisfies the nutritional requirements for a healthy farmed salmon.

Fish feed

Fish farms

The aquaculture industry is regulated by a number of laws and many different regulations.According to the Aquaculture Act, farmed salmon must enjoy good health during the course of their life. Compared to many other countries, Norway has a good overview of the health of farmed fish. Did you for instance know that there are maximum 2,5 % fish and minimum 97,5 % water in a fish cage?

Fish farms

Contributors for salmonfacts.com

Norwegian Seafood Council

Norwegian Seafood is a marketing organization working with the Norwegian seafood industry.

en.seafood.no

Sjømat Norge

Seafood Norway (former FHL) is working to ensure good framework conditions for the Norwegian fisheries and aquaculture industry.

Sjømat Norge