Norwegian fishing organisation, Norges Sildesalgslag believe they are on course for a record-breaking year after hitting NOK 10 billion in 2021
Norwegian fishing organisation, Norges Sildesalgslag believe that they are on course for a record-breaking year after hitting the NOK 10.02 billion mark.
The news was broken yesterday as more than 8,600 tonnes of NVG herring at first auction meant that the Sildelaget had a turnover of NOK 10 billion so far this year.
The turnover has now reached 10.02 billion, which is just behind the total turnover in the whole of 2020 of 10.04 billion. These are the only two years where fishermen and buyers have had a turnover of over NOK 10 billion (€1 billion/£860 million) through the Sildelaget.
“It is mackerel, NVG herring and capelin from Iceland that have contributed most to the increase this year, while smaller blue whiting and sandeel quotas have moved most in the other direction,” says Roar Bjånesøy says the organisation Communication and Strategy Leader.
“It is a formidable effort that has been made from both the sea and land side that contributes to these good results. We have a forecast that indicates that we can reach 10.5 billion in total this year and we have high hopes that we can do it,” says senior adviser Roald Oen at Sildelaget.
Sales Director Knut Torgnes is also satisfied with both the efforts in pelagic fishing and the numbers.
“The Sildelaget marketplace works very well. Our employees, the fishermen, both Norwegian and foreign, as well as the buyers work well together to get all this fish out of the sea, ashore and into the markets. We benefit greatly from a world that both needs and wants our fish,” says Torgnes.