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The EU Commission accused leading Norwegian salmon producers

The EU Commission accused leading Norwegian salmon producers 1892 1975 GSFR

The EU Commission has formally accused the six leading Norwegian salmon producers of illegally monopolizing the industry.

25.01.2024
ARTICLE BY EU COMMISSION

The EU Commission accused Norwegian salmon producers

The EU Commission has formally accused the six leading Norwegian salmon producers of illegally monopolizing the industry.

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1. In the marine waters of the Northwest, these orca whales prey exclusively on fish—and not just any fish: salmon, and preferentially Chinook, the biggest salmon in the Pacific. In this, these orcas (sometimes called Southern Residents) have plenty in common with some of the other longtime native residents of this place: the Lummi Nation.

2. In the Lummi language, the local orcas are called Qwe ‘lhol mechen.

3. When the Lummi first came to this Douglas fir and cedar cloaked land and its glacially carved bays and inlets, the Southern Residents were here to greet them.

The salmon producers Cermaq, Grieg Seafood, Bremnes, Lerøy, Mowi and SalMar were confronted of its preliminary view that they breached EU antitrust rules by colluding to distort competition in the market for spot sales of Norwegian farmed Atlantic salmon in the EU.

The Commission has concerns that, between 2011 and 2019, the six salmon producers,
exchanged commercially sensitive information, relating to sales prices, available volumes, sales volumes, production volumes and production capacities, as well as other price-setting factors. The suspected aim of this alleged conduct was to reduce normal uncertainty in the market for spot sale of Norwegian farmed Atlantic salmon into the EU.

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CREDITS
Photo by Francisco Ferraro @fferrarophotography

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CREDITS
Photo by Francisco Ferraro @fferrarophotography

More information will be made available under the case number AT.40606 in the public case register on the Commission’s competition website: https://competition-cases.ec.europa.eu/search

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