The Norwegian Seafood Council revealed that Nigeria imported more than 9,000 metric tonnes of stockfish from Norway in 2017, making it the largest importer of Norwegian stockfish. The trade relationship dates back to 1890; pelagic fish, herring, mackerel, Tusk and Saithe have been the main exports.
The Council stated that it that the mackerel variety takes the largest share of the Norwegian export to Nigeria of over 16,000MT. The statement read: “Norway is one of the world’s leading exporters of seafood. In 2017, Norway exported 2.5 million metric tonnes of seafood to over 146 countries around the world. All this seafood made up a total value of $10.9 billion, making Norway the second largest seafood exporter in the world behind China.’