Published 2017

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Publication details

Publisher : Nofima AS

International Standard Numbers :
Printed : 978-82-8296-522-4

Publication type : Nofima’s reports

Contributors : Iversen, Audun; Hermansen, Øystein; Nystøyl, Ragnar; Hess, Eirik Junge

Series : Nofima rapportserie 24/2017

Year : 2017

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Kjetil Aune
Chief Librarian


From 2012 to 2016 production costs in the Norwegian aquaculture industry rose some 50%. The costs of fighting sea lice have received by far the most attention. However, the main reason for the increased costs was rising fish feed cost, up from NOK 14 a kilo of slaughtered Atlantic salmon in 2014 to NOK 18 in 2016. The increase is due to both increased feed prices and higher use of feed per kilo produced. However, feed’s share of the total costs has still declined from 54% to 50%, due to larger relative increases in other costs. The total cost of sea lice is around NOK 5 billion per year.