Norwegian skrei making headlines across Europe
In Spain, they call it the "wild and athletic cod that returns home every year", in Germany "the gold from Lofoten" and in France as a "premium seasonal product". There is no doubt that Norwegian skrei has caught the media's interest in Europe this year as well. The corona pandemic has impacted the 2021 skrei season in so many ways. With travel restrictions and closed restaurants, the Norwegian Se
We must protect our oceans – but giving up seafood is not the solution
There’s no doubt Netflix’s most recent documentary about oceans, Seaspiracy, has caused quite a stir. But, it is great that the role of seafood in the future of food-debate and health of our oceans are being talked about outside of the fish pond. “It is just a shame the programme’s “solution” to save our oceans is to give up seafood all together. That is the last thing we should do – the world nee
March all-time-high boosts a solid first quarter for Norwegian seafood exports
Never before has the value of Norwegian seafood exports been higher in March than in 2021. In the first three months of the year, Norway exported seafood worth NOK 27.7 billion, a decrease in value of 3 per cent, or NOK 742 million, compared with the same period last year. It is still the second-best first-quarter result ever. "Norwegian seafood exports have had a solid start in 2021, primarily d
Norwegian salmon sets higher standard for sustainable feed
Norwegian salmon farmers are always striving to raise the bar on sourcing the highest quality, nutritious and sustainable feed. Whilst Norwegian salmon has been fed purely certifiably non-deforestation grown soya for years, the industry has joined forces using their market power to drive broader change and end the trade of deforestation soya to other industries.This year, the industry has successf
Significant fall in value for Norwegian seafood exports in January
Norway´s seafood exports totalled NOK 8.1 billion in January. This is a decrease of NOK 1.6 billion, or 16 per cent, compared with January 2020. "The decline in January is primarily due to a significant fall in the export value of salmon. We also see a decline in exports of trout and fresh cod compared to the record-month of January 2020", says Tom-Jørgen Gangsø, Director of Market Insight and Mar
Get ready for skrei season - The world's finest cod is here!
Pristinely white flesh, succulent and with a delicate flavour, skrei is in a different league to its regular cod brothers. It is the result of the epic journey Norwegian skrei undertake every single winter. As they have done for thousands of years, cod from the depths of the icy Barents Sea migrate over 1,000 kilometres to the shores of Northern Norway every winter. It is a hazardous journey, a qu
Norwegian Seafood Council joins forces with EAT ahead of UN summit on future food systems
NSC and EAT announce partnership ahead of UN summit on future food systems. The aim is to join forces in speaking up for seafood as part of the solution to tackle climate change.
Large fall in seafood exports in November
In November, the value of Norwegian seafood exports was NOK 9.4 billion. This is a decrease in value of 11 per cent, or NOK 1.2 billion, compared to November 2019. So far this year, seafood exports total NOK 96.6 billion. This is a decrease of NOK 1 billion, or 1 per cent, when compared against the same period last year.“Norwegian seafood exports are now seeing the impact of a hotel and restaurant
Only 2 in 10 children eat enough seafood
A new study from Norway has found children are not eating enough fish according to national dietary guidelines. This is a worrying trend seen in most western countries, according to the Norwegian Seafood Council.“Parents must take a greater responsibility. Our study found most children say they would like to eat more fish if they were served seafood dishes they liked,” says Camilla Beck, director
Norwegian salmon in top spot on global sustainable food ranking
For the second year in a row, the world’s largest salmon producer, Mowi, reigns at the top of the list of the world’s most sustainable protein producers. In total, three Norwegian seafood companies are ranked among the top 10.The Coller FAIRR Protein Index looks at how the world’s 60 largest publicly listed companies producing meat, dairy and seafood performs on various risk factors relating to su
Norwegian seafood exports remain ahead of last year despite a decline in September
The export value of Norwegian seafood remains above last year's record highs. So far this year, seafood exports have totalled NOK 76.7 billion, which corresponds to a value increase of 1 per cent, or NOK 623 million, compared to the same period last year.“That we are managing to stay ahead of last year in export value, is due to the strong start to the year, a weak Norwegian kroner, higher export
Norwegian seafood exports fall significantly in August
Norwegian seafood exports fell by 14 per cent in August. Seafood exports totalled NOK 7.3 billion. This is NOK 1.2 billion lower than in August 2019.So far this year, seafood exports have amounted to NOK 68.2 billion. This is an increase of NOK 781 million or just over 1 per cent.“The decline in export value in August is due to weakened demand and less traction from the weak Norwegian kroner excha
Seafood consumption driving shift towards more sustainable diets
Two thirds of people have already made changes to their diets to be more sustainable according to a new study, and the trend is even more pronounced among frequent seafood eaters.
Weak Norwegian kroner leads to best ever first half year for seafood exports
The export value of Norwegian seafood reached an all-time high for the first half of the year. In the first six months of this year, Norway exported seafood with a value of NOK 52.9 billion. This is an increase in value of 3.5 per cent, or NOK 1.8 billion, measured against the first half of 2019.
Corona virus: How it affects Norwegian seafood exports
The Norwegian Seafood Council receives many requests from media and industry about how the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic affects Norwegian seafood exports and the operations of the Norwegian Seafood Council. As there are many uncertainties and the situation is constantly evolving, we have created this page to give regular updates and analysis.
Three in four want to eat more seafood
According to a large international study by the Norwegian Seafood Council, 76 percent of consumers say they want to eat more seafood than they do today.
Norwegian seafood exports fall in value in May
The value of Norwegian seafood exports fell for the second month in a row. In May, Norway exported seafood worth NOK 7.8 billion. This represents a reduction of NOK 764 million, or 9 per cent, compared with May last year.
Seafood is key to rebuilding blue economies post-Corona
The seafood industry is set to play a key role in getting Norway’s economy and workforce up and running again in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Norwegian seafood exports fall for the first time in 18 months
For the first time since September 2018, Norway has experienced a fall in the value of its seafood exports. In April, 183,000 tonnes of Norwegian seafood were exported to a value of NOK 8.2 billion. This is a decrease of NOK 666 million, or 8 per cent, compared with April 2019. Volumes were also down 7 percent compared to April 2019.