Drop in Norway’s seafood exports
Norwegian seafood exports fell during August this year

Drop in Norway’s seafood exports

Norwegian producers saw a hefty drop in exports during August, attributed to weaker demand, among other causes. ‘The reason for lower demand is complex, but holiday season in Europe and…

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Norwegian seafood exports hold up – despite challenging market situation
Exports of both fresh and frozen cod from Norway were up last month compared to the same period in 2019. Image: Norwegian Seafood Council

Norwegian seafood exports hold up – despite challenging market situation

Norway exported seafood worth NoK7.9 billion in July, maintaining the same export levels as July 2019. So far this year, Norway has exported seafood valued at NoK60.8 billion. Export value…

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Greenland’s successful live cod season
Factory trawler Sisimiut has been brought in to cope with the volumes of live cod from coastal fisheries. Image: Royal Greenland/Inuuteq Kriegel

Greenland’s successful live cod season

Supplies of live cod from coastal fishermen have been so abundant that Royal Greenland’s factory and the wellboat used for live fish collection have struggled to keep up. The live…

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Positive Barents Sea quota advice for 2021
ICES recommends a 20% increase in 2020 Barents Sea cod quotas

Positive Barents Sea quota advice for 2021

ICES has issued its guidance for 2021 Barents Sea quotas, with increases for the three main stocks of cod, haddock and saithe north of 62°N. According to Audun Maråk, director…

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Greenland’s live cod season
Royal Greenland hopes to buy 5000 tonnes of live cod from coastal fishermen this year. Image: Inga Egede/Royal Greenland

Greenland’s live cod season

Royal Greenland is ready to start buying live cod from fishermen along the coast of Greenland. ‘We are allowed to fetch fish from Paamiut in the south to Disko Bay…

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Demand down all round for Norwegian seafood exports
There has been an overall decline in the demand for Norwegian seafood exports during the coronavirus crisis. Image: Norwegian Seafood Council

Demand down all round for Norwegian seafood exports

‘So far we have seen a fall in demand for Norwegian seafood overall. For example, salmon export volumes are stable while the price measured in Euro has fallen by about…

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VSV staff break saltfish records
VSV’s saltfish production has been breaking records. Image: Vinnslustöðin

VSV staff break saltfish records

In spite of restrictions and strict hygiene rules over and above the usual requirements, staff at the Vinnslustöðin (VSV) factory in the Westman Islands have already produced more saltfish this…

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Drive to maintain seafood production and exports
Norwegian producers and exports are making efforts to maintain the flow of seafood to export markets. Image: Norwegian Seafood Council

Drive to maintain seafood production and exports

In the face of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, Norwegian wild fisheries and aquaculture are both considered of key importance. According to the Norwegian Seafood Council, government, industry and the transport…

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Will Lofoten cod become Murmansk cod?
Climate change could push traditional cod spawning areas northwards, according to research from Norway. Image: Gunnar Sætra/Institute of Marine Research

Will Lofoten cod become Murmansk cod?

Climate change will affect the future of cod in Norwegian waters, including a reduction in the importance of the traditional spawning grounds off the Lofoten and Vesterålen areas. A study…

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Three full trips
Brim’s fresher trawler Akurey, skippered by Eiríkur Jónsson

Three full trips

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All three of Brim’s fresher trawlers have landed full trips over the last week, with around 600 tonnes of fish delivered to the company’s Norðurgarður processing plant in Reykjavík. Brim’s…

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