Salmon biomass is a monthly figure presented by Sjømat Norge and Kontali and one of the most important indicators on medium term and long term harvest quantities.
Salmon biomass – month by month
Next, I present the Atlantic salmon biomass, month by month, since 2013. By hovering the mouse over the chart it will be possible to see the total biomass for each and every month.
Because of the variation in sea water temperatures during the year, the total standing biomass in Europe has a S-curve, which is at its lowest in May/June and at its peak in October. The Norwegian industry is focused on minimizing the natural fluctuations as license constraints put a limit to how much biomass can be in sea at the peak of the year.
How does the concept of maximum allowed biomass (MAB) work? And how is it utilised throughout Norway? I show this next and the salmon biomass data is from the Norwegian Directorate of Fisheries (published every month).