Norway exported cod, saithe, haddock and other bottomfish worth NOK 1.3 billion in February, which is 28 per cent or NOK 284 million more than in February 2015. Record exports for fresh products and large exports of frozen cod and haddock are responsible for the growth.
“There has been a better start to the winter fishery this year than the same time last year, and with better prices and higher volumes this is the best month in history for fresh fish,” says Ove Johansen at the Norwegian Seafood Council.
The total export value of all fresh codfish products amounted to NOK 543 million in February, and the value has never been higher in an individual month. This is 66 per cent or NOK 216 million more than in February 2015. Exports increased in volume by 73 per cent.
Source: seafood.no / Norway Today