’Norway is second largest exporter of seafood’, says Export Council chairman – Fishupdate.com

’Norway is second largest exporter of seafood’, says Export Council chairman Published:  12 May, 2006

SPEAKING at a press conference held at the ESE in Brussels this week, Rolf Domstein, the chairman of the board of the Norwegian Seafood Export council (NSEC) said that Norway is now the second largest exporter of seafood in the world.

Mr Donstein said that the value of the Norwegian seafood export reached an all time high level at allmost 11 billion NOKs, or 1,5 billion Euros between January and April 2006. This is up 10% from the same period last year.

He also spoke about the increase Norway has seen in terms of export volumes of salmon.

He said: ”Getting back to the different product groups we can see that Norway at the same time has increased the export volumes of salmon. It is important to bear in mind that Norway is the only country that has been able to compensate and deliver more fresh salmon to the markets in a situation where consumers are demanding more of this important product. If anybody is complaining about high salmon prices, Norway is not to blame.”

He went on to say that Norway has strenghtened its position as an exporting nation when it comes to seafood.

”From the latest FAO report, showing 2004 numbers, we can see a growth in exportvalue for seafood for all the largest exporting nations. As you can see Norway now has passed Thailand and are the second largest exporter of seafood in the World.”

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