Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries
The Government will accept a five per cent growth in the Norwegian aquaculture industry, but with stringent demands regarding lice.
In the new white paper on direct ownership in state-owned enterprises the Government asks for consent to reduce state ownership in several companies.
I am informed that the measures carried out by Russia against the import of foodstuffs from the EU, Canada, USA and Australia also will have an impact on the Norwegian seafood industry. We are following the situation carefully, and we are in a close dialogue with the industry. It is now particularly important to identify the consequences of these measures, and to look at measures that can be undertaken to ease the situation for the seafood industry, says the Minister of Fisheries Elisabeth Aspaker.