NORWAY has unveiled a ‘fantastic first six months’ for its fishermen and fish farmers, as figures show exports were up by 25 per cent on the same period last year.
Seafood exports hit a new high of 42.6 billion kroners (NOK), an increase of NOK 8.6 billion. The growth in farmed salmon export sales was even higher at 28 per cent.
Geir Håvard Hanssen, director of communications at the Norwegian Seafood Council, said: ‘The Norwegian seafood industry experienced enormous growth in export value in the first six months.
‘The price of salmon is grabbing the most headlines, but the entire seafood industry has had a fantastic first six months.
‘These good results show that there is great demand and that we are achieving good prices for Norwegian seafood exports. A favourable foreign currency situation is, of course, contributing positively.’