January 29, 2018 / 6:36 AM / a year ago

Norway salmon biomass up 7 pct yr/yr in Dec -Seafood Norway

OSLO, Jan 29 (Reuters) - The volume of salmon in cages at Norwegian fish farms, as measured by weight, rose by 7 percent year-on-year in December, industry lobby group Seafood Norway said in a statement.

Also known under the term biomass, the quantity was estimated at 739,000 tonnes of salmon, down from 752,000 the previous month, it added.

Seafood Norway represents about 500 Norwegian seafood companies.

Big Norwegian salmon producers include Marine Harvest , Leroey, Salmar, Grieg and Norway Royal Salmon.

Norway is the world’s top salmon producer, followed by Chile.

In November, salmon biomass was up 9 percent year-on-year. (Reporting by Ole Petter Skonnord, editing by Terje Solsvik)

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