Fishing affected more by bad weather than corona

seafoodSeafood .Photo: Terje Bendiksby / NTB Scanpix

The smallest fishing boats delivered 5,000 tons less cod in the first quarter of this year compared to last year, mostly due to bad weather along the coast.

In general, fishing has been good this year, and the payment also good, with 35 kroner on average per kilo, which is 3.50 kroner above the price last year, reports Nordlys.

The bad weather makes it all unsafe, especially for the smallest fleet, which is boats under 11 meters.

Many chose to take out most of the cod quota in January and February, and are probably happy with it after tough weather in March, when many became unable to work due to the weather, not corona.

According to Nordlys, many fishermen will go to Finnmark to fill the quotas during spring fishing, and the fishing will still be good.

95 per cent of all seafood produced in Norway is exported. The question now is what happens to the fresh fish that should have left the country, as delivery abroad has almost stopped because of the corona crisis.

However, the producers of processed fish products, such as cured and dried fish, are in full swing, and with the spotlight on self-sufficiency, the market for Norwegian fish in Norway could increase.

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