The Norwegian salmon aquaculture industry is regulated to control sea lice levels and prevent disease outbreaks.
Limited research has explored how the regional location of farms and the mutual positioning of farms within a region affect productivity in the industry. This study aims to estimate the productivity of salmon aquaculture companies while considering factors such as the location of production sites. The hypothesis is that some companies are more productive due to owning well-located or differently-located production sites.
By examining the factors behind differences in productivity and the impact of current regulation on the industry’s sustainability, this study contributes to a better understanding of how governance processes can adapt to promote the sustainable transformation of the industry.
Keywords: salmon aquaculture, regulations, productivity
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