Export of herring roe from Norway has significantly decreased

Published Jul 13, 2023

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In the first half of the year, the value of herring exports from Norway increased by 5%, despite sales decreasing by 16%. Poland, Egypt, and Germany were the largest markets for herring. However, there was a clear reduction in catches of North Sea herring, with a 50% decrease in catches compared to the same period last year, partly due to difficult weather conditions.
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The value of exports increased by NOK 85 million, or 5 percent, compared to the first half of last year. Sales decreased by 16 percent. Poland, Egypt and Germany were the largest markets for herring in the first half of the year. For Norwegian spring spawning herring (NVG), catches in Norway increased by about 10,000 tonnes in the first half of the year, or just over 6 percent. As for the North Sea herring, there is a clear reduction in catches. “Difficult weather conditions make fishing difficult. About 48,000 tons were caught in the first half of the year compared to 95,000 tons in the same period last year, which is a 50% decrease,” says Jan Erik Johnsen, Pelagic Species Manager at the Norwegian Seafood Council. The small size of the North Sea herring and good prices for flour and butter have also led to about 20,000 tons being spent on flour and butter production this year. “In the first half of the year, exports of fresh North Sea herring decreased from 10,000 tons to 1,700 ...
Source: Fishretail
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