Norway exported seafood worth NOK 6,4 billion in March. That is an increase of 13 percent, or NOK 741 million, compared to March 2014. "A record-strong month makes the first quarter of the year the strongest in history for Norwegian seafood export. This in spite of the two first months showing weaker export figures compared to the records from last year," says Geir Bakkevoll, Head of Communication at the Norwegian Seafood Council.
Cod is being sold at a high price, which is a key explanation to the records, Bakkevoll explains. He says that in spite of a late cod season this year with poor weather conditions, there has been lots of activity at the fish landings both before and during Easter. The amount of cod that has been exported proves this.
The salmon has also had a strong first quarter this year, mainly because of a weaker Norwegian Krone against both the Euro and the Dollar, which has helped increase sales.