The results from the voting in the Storting.

The salmon tax was approved

As expected, there was a majority for the government's proposal for a salmon tax on Wednesday in Norway, with 93 votes in favor and 76 votes against.


The proposal, which was approved on Wednesday, is based on the latest proposal put forward by the government, which had the support from the political parties Arbeiderpartiet, Senterpartiet, Venstre, Pasientfokus and Rødt.

  • The effective tax rate is reduced from 35 to 25 per cent.
  • The valuation discount in wealth tax is increased from 50 per cent to 75 per cent.
  • The host municipalities and counties are guaranteed a higher income from the Aquaculture Fund for 2023.
  • In addition, several request proposals are put forward to strengthen the environmental profile and contribute to technology development.
  • Earlier this week, FrP and Høyre went out and demanded a full hall during the voting in Stortinget, to see if any of the government's own would vote against the proposal. But the day before the vote, Rødt came out and said they were going to vote for the proposal, which secured a majority in favor of the proposal.

    The new tax decision applies for norwegian fish farmers from 1st of January 2023.