Fish from Norway are continuing to enjoy an export boom; sales of the main white fish species are showing a steady increase.
The Norwegian Seafood Council published statistics showing that the country exported 129,000 tonnes of cod, haddock and saithe during the first quarter of 21017. As with salmon, demand from China is increasing exports.
The Seafood Council said the biggest export increase was for frozen products, particularly frozen whole fish. But there was also a substantial increase in exports of whole clipfish.
The results for March this year were even better, with exports from Norway of cod, saithe, haddock and other white fish worth NOK 1.6 billion.
Ingrid Kristine Pettersen, codfish analyst at the Norwegian Seafood Council, said: ‘Exports of fresh whole Norwegian cod increased by NOK 50 million in value during the first quarter compared with the same period in 2016.