Seafood, Fishing & Aquaculture by Norway Exports

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Seafood, fishing & aquaculture

The Norwegian seafood industry has seen substantial growth in exports over the years. This year to date, the value of Norwegian seafood exports totals NOK 48.4 billion. This is an increase of NOK 6.3 billion or 15 %, according to figures from the Norwegian Seafood Council.

Norway is the world’s second largest seafood exporter and the equivalent of 35 million meals produced by Norway is consumed worldwide each day. Despite tough financial times around the world, the industry has been able to set yet a new export record for the seventh year in a row.

Success, however, can sometimes be an obstacle to progress. When everyone makes money, improvement in performance is not a prerequisite for survival. Norway is at the forefront in developing modern, efficient and sustainable seafood production.

One group of challenges shared by the aquaculture industry and the fishing fleet relates to logistics. Most seafood consumers are located far away from where the marine products are bred or caught. Therefore seamless and efficient logistics is crucial to a modern seafood industry that provides seafood for the world market. As consumers become increasingly demanding and transportation gets more complex, fresh products in particular require constant rethinking of how to maintain product quality throughout the transport chain.

In this issue you will find a series of articles to give you a more in-depth understanding of Norway’s present focus and activities. In the second half of the magazine you will find cutting-edge Norwegian companies within seafood, fishing and aquaculture that provide their products or services on the global market.

Norwegian Trends, Innovations & Cutting-edge Companies


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