Fresh survey data from Norwegian financier Pareto shows the broader seafood industry has become more optimistic about the land-based aquaculture sector, according to Carl-Emil Johannessen of Pareto Securities.

A survey carried out by the group shows that CEOs now expect only 50-60 percent of the growth in the industry to be driven by traditional farming, with higher expectations on the land-based and offshore segments, as opposed to the expected 80 percent for traditional farming in 2016.