Published 2021

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Publication details

Publisher : Nofima AS

International Standard Numbers :
Printed : 978-82-8296-685-6

Publication type : Nofima’s reports

Contributors : Nyrud, Thomas; Mikkelsen, Eirik

Series : Nofima rapportserie 22/2021

Year : 2021

Research areas

Economy and profitability

Resource management

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Kjetil Aune
Chief Librarian


The report maps family ownership in Norwegian aquaculture of salmonids per 2020. Out of 122 companies, 89 (73 %) are found to be under family ownership. These control 49 % of total production capacity, equaling 471 074 tons maximal allowed biomass (MAB). Many of these family-owned fish farms are partially owned by external investors. Adjusting for this external share, we find that the families control 38 % of total production capacity. Foreign ownership was with our method at 31,4 % of MAB in 2020.