Salmon companies must pay for inspections

NORWAY - Norwegian salmon companies must pay up to NOK 100,000 (USD 16,000) to have their facilities visited by Russian inspectors, a demand for renewed export permission. </b> <br><br> The Ministry of Fisheries rejects comparisons with bribery, news agency ANB reports. <br><br> Russia demands inspections of Norwegian salmon farming facilities before Norwegian farmed salmon can have renewed export access to the Russian market. The companies must pay between NOK 50,000-100,000 for a visit that includes transport, accommodation, fishing trips and other social activities, NRK (Norwegian Broadcasting) reports. <br><br> Three Russian inspectors have been in Norway for over a week to check ten salmon farms, the inspections taking less than a day each. <br><br> <i>Source: Aftenposten</i>

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