Norwegian exports mark busiest week

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The year’s best week for Norwegian salmon exports driven by heavy transports of fish to buyers in Poland, France, Denmark, the U.K and Spain

The first week of December has seen Norwegian salmon exports enter high gear, as 28,534 tonnes of farmed gutted and rounded salmon were sent out of the country. That’s nearly 2,500 t more than in the same week last year, show fresh export numbers from Norwegian SSB.

That means it took Norwegian salmon farmers a week to sell salmon worth more than a third of the Faroe Islands’ yearly salmon production.

That high activity level continues this week, as fresh food markets overtake salmon smokers as the largest buyers of salmon ahead of Christmas holidays.

For the rest of this week and next, salmon exports are expected to reach upwards of 30,000 t a week.