Salmon Farming In The North (FourSalmon): How Do We Regulate Growth?

Knud Simonsen, Ann-Magnhild Solås, Ingrid Kvalvik, Roy Robertsen, Nathan Young, Ragnheidur Thorarinsdottir, Signe Sønvisen, Jahn Petter Johnsen

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Aquaculture has become a major part of global food production. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, it is now the fastest-growing animal food-producing industry in the world. In the High North, salmon farming has grown and expanded fast - and so has debate and controversy on the subject about it in every region.

Canada, Faroe Islands, Iceland, and Norway: Four northern countries that differ in size and population, but are similar in many respects. All are advanced democracies with strong export-oriented resource sectors and well-developed institutions for resource governance. And, they all share a growing salmon farming industry, but when it comes to salmon farming regulations, however, these countries are quite different.

In a forgoing project, AquaLog, the focus was on the processes from controversies to dialog in aquaculture in high north countries, while the FourSalmon project compares the differences in regulations of salmon farming, which is expected to grow further in the North - and looks at what mechanisms are in place to regulate this growth.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 18 Nov 2022
EventNVD 50 ár - Kongshøll, Vestara bryggja, Tórshavn, Faroe Islands
Duration: 18 Nov 202218 Nov 2022


ExhibitionNVD 50 ár
Country/TerritoryFaroe Islands


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    Simonsen, K. (PI)


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