Temporary easing of regulations for Swedish fish farmers
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a markedly reduced demand for seafood from Swedish aquaculture since most sales go to restaurants, hotels and conference centres. This has created major challenges for fish farmers. The Government has therefore introduced temporary easing of regulations covering aquaculture licences.
The eased regulations increase the chances of being able to sell the fish as food, helping to mitigate the negative financial impacts on businesses.
“The temporary easing of regulations reduces the risk of losing producers of an important food source. It is important for rural development that businesses survive and jobs are secured,” says Minister for Rural Affairs Jennie Nilsson.