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Faroese salmon production forecasted to drop moderately this year

The Faroe Islands and Scotland are expected to harvest less salmon in 2018, while Norway and Iceland, on the other hand, are expected to produce more salmon this year.

The Faroe Islands and Scotland are expected to harvest less salmon in 2018, while Norway and Iceland, on the other hand, are expected to produce more salmon this year.

Salmonbusiness.com reports that Scotland is on-track to harvest nine percent less in 2018, according to Kontali numbers presented by Austevoll Seafood, while Kontali number also show moderately lower production expected in the Faroe Islands.

Meanwhile, Iceland is expected to produce 51 percent more salmon in 2018, up to 18.000 tonnes, while Norway is expected to produce 7.5 percent more salmon in 2018 as individual licenses have been mandated by Oslo to grow by up to four percent and producers’ past investments in scale begin to take hold.

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