Crabs moving up on Norwegian list of sales –

Crabs moving up on Norwegian list of sales Published:  19 July, 2005

NORWEGIAN sales of crabs increased by 40 percent in export value last year compared to 2003 and the growth is continuing so far this year, according to new figures from the Norwegian Seafood Export Council (NSEC).

The main market for King crabs is Japan, where over 55 percent of the crabs were sent to, but the crabs are also popular on the European and American markets. In total, the Norwegian exports of crab only make up 0,3 percent of the total Norwegian exports of fish, but the figures are rising steadily.

Norway’s catch of King crabs only makes up around one percent of the total catch in the world, but despite the low numbers, King crabs from Norway have made a name for themselves on the world market. The main reason is the size. A King crab from Norway had an average weight of 4,1 kilos, while crab from for example Alaska, which is the main catching nation, had an average weight of around 3 kilos, the NSEC study said. is published by Special Publications. Special Publications also publish European Fish Trader, Fishing Monthly, Fish Farming Today, Fish Farmer, the Fish Industry Yearbook, the Scottish Seafood Processors Federation Diary, the Fish Farmer Handbook and a range of wallplanners.