SEAFOOD INDUSTRY IN NORWAY
Seafood has always been a way of life in Norway. For centuries, Norwegian fishermen have lived in harmony with the sea, with their skills and know-how continuing to evolve with each generation. The passion and knowledge of the fishermen laid the foundation for ocean farming an innovative new industry that would leverage the immense ocean and rugged coastline to develop a sustainable food source.
Today, Norway’s aquaculture industry ranks among the world’s leading programs.
Norway has depended on a combination of strict health regulations, close safety monitoring and continuous work to develop its aquaculture industry.
Norway’s deep respect for nature and its cultural pride in being the best is what fuels the Norwegian seafood industry’s continued efforts to improve its already strict standards of excellence and safety applied to raising ocean-farmed salmon.
In the first half of 2018 , the report by Norwegian Seafood Council says : “Norway exported 1.4 million tonnes of seafood with a value of NOK 48.1 billion in the first half of 2018”. In particular the figures are largely driven by salmon exports, and the main reason for the value added by salmon is increased demand from the EU because it is happening a clear increase in consumption of fresh salmon in markets such as France, the UK and Italy.
Talking about numbers, always in the same period , the report by Norwegian Seafood Council explain : “Norway exported 485,000 tonnes of salmon with a value of NOK 32.6 billion and the countries that bought the most Norwegian salmon in the first half were Poland, France and Denmark”.
Value of Norwegian salmon and plant exports per month
In June, 86,000 tonnes of salmon were exported with a total value of NOK 5.6 billion, this is an increase of the export value of 6%, compared to June last year.
Sources : seafood.no – fromnorway.com – bellona.noNo