Top Norway Salmon Farmers Reject Fisheries Minister's Growth Initiative

Norway's fisheries minister Per Sandberg told Reuters that the country's leading salmon farmers had not applied for permission to increase the maximum allowed volume of fish (biomass) in the sea by up to 5 pct

The ministry had earlier invited companies to apply for such an increase

The cost had been set at 1.5 million Norwegian crowns ($180,085.00) per permit, which each hold between 780 and 945 tonnes of salmon

The deadline for applying was September 1

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