Norway - World leaders in salmon
Norway’s ocean-farmed Atlantic salmon comes from the same origins as wild, thanks to our pioneering idea. In the 1970s, we collected salmon from 40 Norwegian rivers to breed in our ocean farms. Norwegian farmed salmon has the same genetics as the wild salmon, but its feed allows it to grow faster, mature later and resist disease better.
Ocean-farmed salmon from Norway is well looked after and available all year round. We set high standards and our model of sustainably managed aquaculture is recognised worldwide.
Bjørn-Erik StabellDirector for the Spanish office, Norwegian Seafood Council
Want to know about other types of Salmon?
There are many members of the family Salmonidae and different fish will suit different recipes and requirements. There are two main salmon types, Atlantic and Pacific. Atlantic salmon (including our ocean-farmed salmon) is from the genus Salmo. Pacific salmon is from the genus Oncorhynchus. Pacific salmon includes pink, trout, chum, coho, sockeye and king.
Meet the salmon family below.