Some statistics on modern aquaculture

Some statistics on modern aquaculture:

  • The number of escapes in Norway has decreased from 717,000 salmon in 2005 to 128,000 salmon in 2016, and 13,000 salmon so far in 2017
  • At the same time the number of salmon in sea has increased from 200 million on average in 2005 to an average of 390 million in 2017. An increase of 95% from 2005
  • The percentage of salmon escapes (number of escapes per salmon in sea cages) has decreased by 90% from 2005 to 2016
  • So far in 2017, the percentage of salmon escapes are down 90% from last year (2016), and 99% from 2005
  • Escape-free salmon farming will be a reality in the near future