“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
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
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 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
Thank cod! - Norwegian cod is sustainable
After the MSC suspended certification of North Sea Cod, the Norwegian Seafood Council urges consumers to be vigilant about origin. Norwegian cod comes from one of the world’s most sustainable fish stocks.
An edible solution to the climate crisis
Eating more seafood can play a large part of the solution to the world’s climate woes, concludes a new report using data from 165 experts and scientists.
Food safety and sustainability is growing in importance worldwide
Increased demand for responsibly sourced and traceable seafood is the biggest trend in a fresh study on worldwide seafood consumption. The annual study, consisting of over 25,000 respondents around 25 countries across the globe, show that safe and sustainable is the fastest growing reason for purchasing seafood across all countries.