Norwegian seafood exports will exceed NOK 100 billion

SeafoodRenate Larsen, CEO of the Norwegian Seafood Council.Photo: Norwegian Seafood Council

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Norway exported 273,000 tonnes of seafood worth NOK 10.5 billion in November. Compared with the same period last year: • Export value increased by 6 per cent or NOK 574 million • Export volume decreased by 5 per cent

So far this year, Norway has exported 2.4 million tonnes of seafood worth NOK 97,7 billion. Export volume has declined by 4 per cent, but export value has increased by 8 per cent or NOK 7 billion compared to the same period last year. This represents a major milestone for Norway, as seafood exports will exceed 100 billion Norwegian kroner.

– The world loves seafood from Norway because it is healthy, sustainable, and of the highest quality. Seafood is a part of the solution to the global challenges we face, including health, climate and the need for more food, says Renate Larsen, CEO of the Norwegian Seafood Council.

Norway is the world’s second largest exporter of seafood, providing 37 million daily meals of seafood to 146 countries across the globe. Responsible management of our precious resources is at the very core of the Norwegian seafood industry.

– The Norwegian model of seafood production is often acknowledged as best practice, and we are renowned across the world for the sustainable management of wild fisheries and responsible aquaculture production. By choosing seafood from Norway consumers can be assured they are eating some of the most sustainable and highest quality seafood there is, says Larsen.

Source: The Norwegian Seafood Council / Norway Today

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