The decision by the Norwegian Ministry of Fisheries to alter its maximum allowed biomass (MAB) rule has received a lukewarm response from some of the country’s salmon farmers.

Known as the Bremnes model, the new ruling allows farmers to leave salmon in the water longer over the summer months in a bid to boost volume growth.

According to Nordea, the move – of which details were published on July 7 – could translate into an additional 50,000 metric tons out of Norway, effective from 2017.

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