Spain increased fish purchases from Norway by 28.6% this summer and they continue to rise

Updated Oct 1, 2023
Spain increased spending on Norwegian fishing products by 28.6% between June and August compared to the same summer of 2022, up to 185.6 million euros, and 8.5% in volume, up to 21,785 tons, due to the boost of the tourism, although the upward trend continues.
The new director of the Norwegian Seafood Council, Tore Hovik, has pointed out, in an interview with Efeagro, that tourism and the acceptance of salmon in homes as an easy product boosted Norwegian sales and “reversed” a negative trend recorded in the first five months of the year. Hovik has stated that the turnover prospects of the Norwegian industry in Spain are very positive and has defended the bilateral commercial relationship between both countries, which is unrelated to the political tensions that exist between the European Union (EU) and Oslo in the negotiations of The fees. The European Commission negotiates catches in shared fishing grounds with Norway and the current president of the Council of Ministers of Agriculture and Fisheries of the EU, Spanish Minister Luis Planas, recently criticized the position of the Nordic country for unilaterally attributing catches to itself. Asked about the impact of these tensions, Hovik, son and grandson of fishermen, pointed out that ...
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