Salmon are fed dry pellets. They contain around 70 percent vegetable ingredients and 30 percent marine raw materials like fishmeal and fish oil.
To prevent overfishing, the fishmeal and fish oil from wild fish in fish feed have been partly replaced by vegetable ingredients.
Fish feed in Norway does not contain genetically modified ingredients.
Norwegian fish feed manufacturers do not use ingredients derived from pigs.
The Norwegian regulations are fully in line with the EU through the EEA Agreement. The purpose is to ensure that fish feed products are safe and contribute to good animal health, but also to provide an ethically defensible profit margin.
Salmon feed from Norwegian producers contains about 25 percent soy protein. All soy that is imported for fish feed production is certified by an international sustainability scheme.
Some Norwegian feed manufacturers add small amounts of palm oil to the salmon feed. All palm oil used is certified by international sustainability standards.