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Slow supply growth raises ‘peak salmon’ fears

Could the world be facing “peak salmon”?

Strong demand and slowing production growth have sent prices to record highs, making life good for salmon farmers.

“The elimination of bottlenecks will only bring you marginal supply growth,” says Ejnar Knudsen at AGR Partners, a California-based private equity group with a food and agriculture focus. He sees future production capacity being limited to slightly more than 3m tonnes, just 14 per cent higher than it is now.