The Norwegian government is proposing additional taxes on the farmed salmon industry that could funnel tens of millions of revenue into local communities.

A non-political executive committee had previously proposed a resource tax of 40 percent, which was turned down by the government as widely expected. Instead, the new proposal leaves farmers with a lower additional tax compared with the resource tax.

The levy, included as part of the country's newest draft federal budget, would charge NOK 0.40 (€0.03/$0.03) per kilogram of farmed fish produced.