Norway needs to decrease the wild boar population to prevent the spread of swine fever, and we are considering measures to accomplish this, Norwegian Minister of Agriculture Geir Pollestad told the Norwegian News Agency (NTB).
The government will increase financial compensation to hunters and landowners to achieve this aim.
This decision was made after an outbreak of African swine fever among the Swedish wild boars at the beginning of September.
The compensation that wild boar hunters receive will be increased by a maximum of NOK 2,500. Besides, landowners will receive NOK 4,000 for each boar shot on their territory.