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Salmon – Norway’s most important livestock

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Salmon is by far become one of Norway`s most important livestock. Photo: Norwegian Seafood Federation.

Over the course of just a few years, salmon farming has become one of Norway’s most important industries. Yet we know little about the salmon. New research raises the fish to its rightful place as one of Norway’s most important livestock.

– We produce more than 15 million meals of salmon per day in Norway. Farmed salmon is Norway’s most profitable food industry and among the few examples of Norwegian food production that does not receive subsidies. It is difficult, however, to find a food that is more contentious, says Marianne Lien.

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