Salmon kings (how Norway is beating us)


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While Alaska was trumpeting a 2019 Alaska salmon harvest worth $657.6 million, Norwegian salmon farmers were the ones truly raking in the cash.

The Norwegian Seafood Council is reporting NOK $107.3 billion ($12.1 billion) in seafood exports last year. And about $8.2 billion of that was farmed salmon, meaning the salmon harvest from the smallish Scandinavian country was worth more than 12 times the salmon catch in the four-times larger U.S. state.

Worse news for Alaska is that Norwegian production just seems to keep growing.