Mowi, the world’s largest salmon farming company, said Wednesday it is taking legal action against the Norwegian government over the much-maligned new aquaculture resource tax, with the company’s CEO Ivan Vindheim telling IntraFish the move was taken “out of necessity, not passion."

Politicians from the country’s Labour Party (AP) say Mowi's move to sue the government is ‘absurd.'

“I think that arguing and being involved in court cases does not give a good reputation in general, but sometimes you have to,” Vindheim told IntraFish.