Tough new policies to combat fish fraud across Europe appear to be working, according to new evidence published today (December 1, 2015). The largest multi-species survey of fish labelling accuracy to date indicates a marked and sudden reduction of seafood mislabelling in supermarkets, markets and fishmongers in the EU. Continue reading “MARKED & sudden reduction of seafood mislabelling in supermarkets, markets & fishmongers in the EU” – Largest multi-species survey of fish labelling accuracy to date
For the second year in a row Norway seafood exports have set new records. Norway exported seafood worth NOK 68.8 billion in 2014, 12 percent (or NOK 7.3 billion) more than in 2013. ”Norwegian seafood has never enjoyed a stronger position in the world market. Despite the collapse of the Russian export market due to sanctions this year, the Norwegian seafood industry has shown it can adapt to meet the needs of new markets. The result has been record export figures for salmon, cod and mackerel”, comments Terje E. Martinussen, Chief Executive of the Norwegian Seafood Council (NSC). The Russian import ban came into force on August 7th, which effectively capped Russian exports in 2014 to NOK 3.4 billion, a 48% decrease compared to 2013. Seafood exports to the EU increased by 16 per cent in 2014 to reach a total of NOK 43 billion. The EU represents the main market for Norwegian seafood industry. In 2014, 62% of total Norwegian seafood exports were to EU countries.