“Seafood needs to be “sexier” to win hearts and bellies of modern consumers”
This is just one of the points raised by EAT founder Gunhild Stordalen when asked how to inspire a new generation of seafood consumers in a chat with Norwegian Seafood Council CEO Renate Larsen at this week’s North Atlantic Seafood Forum (NASF). Stordalen and her organization EAT has been appointed by the UN ahead of this autumn’s Food Systems Summit, the first of its kind, to come up with groundb
Growth trend continues for Norwegian seafood exports in May
Norway exported seafood worth NOK 8.3 billion in May, an increase of NOK 484 million, or 6 per cent, compared with May 2020. This continues the seafood export growth trend from April. "Measured in value, this year's May is the third-best May of all time for Norwegian seafood exports. Salmon exports have continued to grow from April, at the same time as we have experienced a marked increase in expo
Growth in Norwegian seafood exports continue despite challenging market conditions
Norway exported seafood worth NOK 8.6 billion in April. This is an increase of NOK 338 million, or 4 per cent, compared with April last year. Thus, the positive development from last month continues. "Even though the seafood markets are still strongly affected by the corona pandemic and a strengthened Norwegian krone, the value of seafood exports in April is the second highest April ever. This is
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
Fall in Norwegian seafood export value despite growth in volume for some species
Norway exported seafood worth NOK 8.7 billion in February. This figure represents a decrease of NOK 482 million, or 5 per cent, compared with February last year, and continues the downward trend that started in January."Although seafood markets are still strongly affected by the corona pandemic, the value of seafood exports in February is the second-highest February on record. This is partly becau
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
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
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
The third best month ever for seafood exports
Despite a very challenging month of flare-ups of the corona pandemic in many markets, seafood exports remain at a high level. In October, seafood was exported with a value of NOK 10.4 billion. This is a decrease in value of 5 per cent, or NOK 573 million, compared with October last year. Nevertheless, this is the third highest export value for a single month. So far this year, the value of seafood
Norwegian salmon farming sees continued drop in antibiotics use
In 2019, Norwegian salmon farms have near eliminated the use of antibiotics, new data shows.
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.
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.
Norwegian seafood exports grow in value in Q1 2020
Norway exported 213,000 tonnes of seafood worth NOK 9.6 billion in March. This is an increase of NOK 392 million, or 4 per cent, compared with March 2019. In the first quarter, 664,000 tonnes of seafood were exported, worth NOK 28.6 billion. The value of Norwegian seafood exports has increased by NOK 2.9 billion, or 11 per cent, against the same period last year.