Norway: Bringing salmon sushi to your bento box since the 1980s
Celebrating World Sushi Day on the 18th June would not be possible without a nod to the world’s most popular fish and sushi topping – Norwegian salmon.
Salmon’s vibrant pink is immediately recognisable in Japanese restaurants, on sushi conveyor belts and in supermarket pre-prepared boxes around the world. With versatility, a delicate flavour and a universal appeal, salmon has become not only th
NSC launches unique seafood sustainability campaign in UK
Can people’s perceptions about seafood and sustainable diets be changed over the course of three weeks? That is the theory behind the unique campaign being launched by the Norwegian Seafood Council in the UK this June.
A Sea Change is coming –to Letchworth
The 11th of June marks the start of the three-week long campaign, Sea Change, which aims to do just that – encourage a sea change for se
Pandemic accelerates trends, drives innovation, and creates opportunity across the seafood industry for 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the world in many ways. We are well-versed in the negatives, but it’s important to note that it’s also presented huge growth and innovation opportunities in markets across the world. The seafood industry is one of them.
The Norwegian Seafood Council’s (NSC) annual trend report, just launched, unveils the seafood trends that are emerging at speed thanks to the
Price increases deliver export record for Norwegian seafood in April 2022
Norway exported seafood worth NOK 11.3 billion in April. This is an increase of NOK 2.8 billion, or 33 per cent, compared with April last year.
In the first four months of this year, Norway exported seafood worth NOK 45.4 billion. This is a growth in export value of 25 per cent, or NOK 9.1 billion, measured against the first four months of 2021.
“Higher prices for our key species such as sal
Green recovery from pandemic must also mean blue
The theme for this year’s UN World Health Day on April 7 is Our Planet, Our Health, aiming to focus on opportunities for so called green and healthy recovery from the pandemic.
“The need to change our ways when it comes to how we treat ourselves and our planet is more pressing than ever. The food we put in our bodies, and how we want our food systems to work is a major part of this,” says Rena
Rapid growth in Norwegian seafood exports in the first quarter
Despite the tense global trade situation, the export value of Norwegian seafood has never been higher in a first quarter than in 2022. In the first three months of the year, Norway exported seafood worth NOK 34 billion. This is a growth in value of 22 per cent, or NOK 6.2 billion, measured against the first quarter last year.
“A strong global demand for Norwegian seafood yielded record export v
Robust growth for Norwegian seafood exports in February
Norway exported seafood worth NOK 11.3 billion in February. This is an increase of NOK 2.6 billion, or 30 per cent, compared with February last year.
“This is the highest value of Norwegian seafood exports ever registered in February. However, the war in Ukraine overshadows this. The dramatic situation affects us first and foremost strongly on the human level, but also affects the flow of seafo
Norwegian salmon is deforestation-free says new report
The Norwegian salmon farming industry has set a global example by supporting their suppliers of Brazilian soybeans – widely used in salmon feed – to become 100% deforestation- and conversion-free.
A newly published report, by an independent auditor in Brazil, states that the suppliers of Brazilian soybean to Norwegian salmon have accomplished their goal of a deforestation and conversion free s
A record start for seafood exports in 2022
Norway exported seafood worth NOK 10.3 billion in January. An increase of NOK 2.1 billion, or 26 per cent, compared with January last year.
"January this year gave the highest export value ever, and thus the strong trend continues from 2021. Despite challenges with the corona pandemic, prices for many of our products increased. It was also a January record in both value and volume for salmon",
The world’s highest quality cod is back in season!
Skrei, as Norway’s migratory cod is known, has reached the shores of Northern Norway after its epic 1,000km journey from the depths of the icy Barents Sea. This journey is what gives these cod the viking name skrei, which means “traveller”.
By the time it arrives in Norway, skrei is at its best, with succulent white flesh, wonderful texture, and a delicate flavour. It is eagerly awaited by chef
Record high Norwegian seafood exports in 2021
The last 12 months have been the best year ever for Norwegian seafood exports. Norway exported 3.1 million tonnes of seafood worth NOK 120.8 billion in 2021. This sets a record in both volume and value and represents the equivalent of 42 million seafood meals every single day of the year.
"2021 was another exciting export year for Norwegian seafood. We are in the very favourable position of ha
Norwegian seafood exports reach a historic milestone in November
Norway exported seafood worth NOK 12 billion in November. This is an increase of NOK 2.6 billion, or 28 per cent, compared with November last year. So far this year, seafood has been exported for NOK 108.8 billion. This milestone breaks the annual record from 2019 of NOK 107.2 billion.
“Although we still have major challenges with the corona pandemic both at home and abroad, we are experiencing
Norwegian salmon ranked as most sustainable protein production four years in a row
For the fourth year running, the Coller FAIRR index of the world’s most sustainable protein producers has ranked Norwegian aquaculture companies as best in class. Of the seven companies ranked as “low risk” for various parameters linked to sustainability, three are Norwegian aquaculture companies.
On the list of the 60 largest, publicly listed protein producers globally, Mowi, the world’s larg
Seafood from Norway teams up with athletics champion Karsten Warholm
The Norwegian seafood industry and athletics world champion Karsten Warholm both strive to be the best in the world at what they do. Now the two are joining forces in a two-year agreement to promote seafood from Norway across the world.
“Through promoting the Seafood from Norway origin mark, the Norwegian Seafood Council's vision is to "together we will win the world for Norwegian seafood". Thr
The success recipe for eradicating antibiotics in Norwegian salmon farming
The Norwegian aquaculture industry uses less antibiotics than any other animal farming, and in 2020, 99 percent of Norwegian salmon have never been treated with any form of antibiotic.
The latest annual report on the use of antibiotics in Norwegian animal husbandry and food production showcases the Norwegian aquaculture industry’s success in minimising the use of antibiotics in salmon farming.
October is a new strong month for Norwegian seafood exports
Norway exported seafood worth NOK 12,1 billion in October, an increase of NOK 1,6 billion, or 15 per cent, compared with October last year. So far this year, the export value is NOK 9,5 billion ahead of last year.
"Even though the corona pandemic is not over, the export value of Norwegian seafood continues to increase. This is the highest value measured in a single month. The previous record wa
Norwegian seafood exports grow by NOK 7.9 billion
Never before has Norwegian seafood exports attained a higher value for the first nine months of the year. So far this year, seafood exports have totalled NOK 84.7 billion, which corresponds to a growth in value of 10 per cent, or NOK 7.9 billion, when measured against the same period last year.
“A gradual reopening of the markets has given a boost to the demand for Norwegian seafood. From a fal
Michelin stars shine on shellfish from Norway
It became another star-studded night for Norwegian seafood as the Michelin guide once again sprinkled its magic across the best restaurants in the Nordic region.
They are all very different and unique experiences, but from the return of three starred Maaemo in Oslo to the submerged restaurant Under in Lindesnes, what unites many of the restaurants awarded Michelin stars is having Norwegian she
Largest ever growth in value of Norwegian seafood exports
Norway exported seafood worth NOK 9.6 billion in August. This is an increase of NOK 2.3 billion, or 32 per cent, compared with August last year.
"Norwegian seafood exports have never attained a higher value in the month of August before. A gradual reopening of global markets has obviously had a positive effect. It is very gratifying to see that healthy, tasty and sustainable seafood from No
Explosive growth in value of Norwegian seafood exports in July
The value of Norwegian seafood exports amounted to NOK 9.5 billion in July. This is an increase of NOK 1.6 billion, or 21 per cent, compared to July 2020.
"Measured by value, this July is the best ever for Norwegian seafood exports. Salmon continues its growth trajectory from June, while we have also experienced a sharp increase in exports of snow crab and king crab," says Tom-Jørgen Gangsø, Di