Feed producers must triple the use of homegrown raw materials says government

Editorial Staff

The Norwegian government has set a new target for the share of domestically produced raw materials in fish feed, aiming to increase it from the current 8 percent to 25 percent by 2034.

The Norwegian government has unveiled ambitious targets aimed at increasing the use of sustainable feed sources for farmed fish and livestock by 2034.

Fisheries and Oceans Minister Cecilie Myrseth highlighted the importance of sourcing more raw materials locally to reduce climate emissions and enhance self-sufficiency.

“Fish is climate-friendly and healthy food, but we source too many raw materials for the feed from abroad. A sustainable production of feed based on an increasing proportion of Norwegian raw materials will reduce climate emissions and strengthen our ability to be self-sufficient,” said Myrseth.

Currently, only 8 percent of feed for farmed fish is sourced from Norwegian raw materials, a figure the government aims to increase to 25 percent by 2034.

To drive progress, a board and secretariat will be established to oversee the implementation of the strategy and organize annual conferences to bring together policymakers, researchers, and industry leaders.


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