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Aquaculture has been predicted to grow by 5 per cent a year between 2016 and 2021.  Photo: Salmonview
Aquaculture has been predicted to grow by 5 per cent a year between 2016 and 2021. Photo: Salmonview

The volume of salmon in cages at Norwegian fish farms, as measured by weight, was up by five per cent year-on-year in May 2017, Seafood Norway said in a statement.

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Biomass was estimated at 589,000 tonnes of salmon, it added.

Seafood Norway represents about 500 Norwegian seafood companies.

Big Norwegian salmon producers, including Marine Harvest , Leroey, Grieg and Norway Royal Salmon expect Norwegian export volumes to rise by around 2 per cent in 2017 after falling 5 per cent in 2016.

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