NORWAY – UK 2024 SEAFOOD SUMMIT GALVANISES SEAFOOD SECTOR Industry leaders emphasise collaboration and transparency as cornerstones for future growth
27th February 2024, Fishmonger’s Hall, London
Close to 200 leading stakeholders from across the seafood industry united on 27th February for the 2024 Norway-UK Seafood Summit, at Fishmongers’ Hall in London.
The event, which is firmly cementing itself as an important date in industry calendars, led with bilateral updates from the Norwegian Minister for Fisheries and Ocean Policy, Cecilie My
Inshore Norwegian cod, Skrei and haddock granted MSC-recertification
Good news just before the big cod season starts: Norwegian cod, Skrei and haddock caught within 12 nautical miles are once again MSC-certified.
Coastal fishing for cod and haddock has over the last year been in a recertification process to regain their MSC certificates. The Norwegian Fishermen's Association has had project responsibility for this certification in collaboration with the sales t
Norwegian aquaculture continues to top the charts of the most sustainable animal protein production
The Coller FAIRR Index, which ranks the world’s most sustainable animal protein producers, has crowned three Norwegian aquaculture companies at the top of the table.
Of just four companies identified by the index as being ‘low risk’ against a number of factors demonstrative of sustainability, three are Norwegian aquaculture producers. Mowi, the world’s largest salmon farmer, once again took the
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
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
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
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
Spotlight needs to shine on seafood in the future of food debate
“How can seafood play a part of the solution if it is continuously forgotten about in the debate about sustainable food systems,” asks Renate Larsen, CEO of the Norwegian Seafood Council.
For the fourth year in a row Norwegian aquaculture companies have topped the rankings of the world’s most sustainable protein production. The UN also points to seafood and specifically aquaculture as an import
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
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
Seafood steps up to food systems revolution
The need to increase seafood consumption takes centre stage as a critical part of the solution to the world’s environmental, dietary and societal challenges, a series of new reports conclude.
“A massive opportunity, and responsibility, for seafood producers globally”, says the Norwegian Seafood Council.
Launched this week, the five peer-reviewed papers map out the opportunities for seafoo
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
Best first half-year of all time for Norwegian seafood exports
The export value of Norwegian seafood has never been higher in the first half of the year than in 2021. In the first six months of the year, Norway exported seafood worth NOK 53.7 billion. This represents a growth in value of just over 1 per cent, or NOK 646 million, when measured against the first half of last year.
"Despite a strengthened Norwegian krone and the fact that the markets are stil