Norway cod sales make steady progress
WHITE fish exports from Norway continued to make steady progress last month, the latest figures from the Norwegian Seafood Council show.
Fresh cod exports, including fillets, during the month totalled 2,600 tonnes, a rise of five per cent. They netted the country’s fishermen 83 million kroner, an increase of ten per cent on 2017, and show that cod prices are continuing their upward trend. Denmark and Spain appear to be the main buyers.
Ingrid Kristine Pettersen, analyst at the Norwegian Seafood Council, said: ‘We are still seeing an increase in exports of fresh cod outside of the main season, largely due to the fresh fish and live storage system.
‘Despite the fact that the price fell slightly in July, the average price for fresh whole cod was nine per cent higher this year when compared with the same period in 2017.’