Chinese authorities have agreed to import fishmeal and fish oil from Norway. But the demand in Norway may grow in the near future.
Twenty-seven Norwegian companies have been approved for export to China from now, and for the next five years. The products are used, among other things, as feed for farmed fish.
The industry itself has had a strong desire to export the products to China and has been working to get them approved since 2017.
“With this approval, we are drawing a line under work that has been going on for three years,” says Minister of Fisheries and Seafood Odd Emil Ingebrigtsen (Høyre).
He also points out that the industry in Norway may need fishmeal and fish oil for feed production in the near future.
“The situation with corona in the short term can still mean that fishmeal and fish oil for feed production are best used here at home, because the industry needs feed. I assume that the industry players will make necessary and good balances,” says Ingebrigtsen.
Norwegian companies exported fishmeal and fish oil last year to a value of around 1.5 billion kroner.
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