Koronapandemien has affected everything and everyone in the world one way or another, and the world’s largest cod fishing is no exception.

Now is this year’s skreisesong are in luck.

But despite exceptional situations and closed shops the country over, the total value increased since last year.

Norway’s fishermen’s sales organisation think this year’s fishing grounds alone could end on a total value of one billion – in any case, if the weather stays as good going forward.

the ceo of Norges Råfisklag Svein Ove Haugland.

Photo: the Norwegian fishermen’s sales organisation

Date Lofoten fishing for 940 million. There are 70 million more than last year, ” says ceo of Norges Råfisklag Svein Ove Haugland.

“I think we can pass one billion in the Lofoten islands if the weather stays the way it is now,” he says.

There is a verdioppgang despite two things: It is fished less fish, and many exporters have had problems with to sell the cod on the market in Europe because of the high price.

this Image is from the world CHAMPIONSHIP in cod fishing, which is held each year in the Lofoten islands – but this year it is cancelled due to koronasituasjonen.

Photo: Kai Jæger Kristoffersen / NRK Historically high prices

a Total of 108 000 tonnes of fresh cod is delivered this season in the entire Råfisklafagets district. It gives a value of about nok 2.5 billion.

It is twelve thousand tons less than last year – mainly because of the bad weather, ” says Haugland.

the Whole of North-Norway, has got the taste of a particularly ufyselig start in 2020. The winter has been particularly nasty in the north, with countless closed the mountain passes and set ferries.

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Luckily, the fish early in the spawning and the fishermen have had a good time, ” says Haugland.

the Handover of the day’s catch to Gunnar Claw AS in Myre in February.

Photo: Synnøve sundby’s time Fallmyr / NRK

this is 40 000 tonnes to be delivered in the Lofoten islands. There is a decrease of about a thousand tons. But despite the decrease, there has been good sales for skreifiskerne.

In the year, the fishermen have received an average of 35 million for kiloet for the cod.

There is a historically high level. At the start of the season got the fishermen a record high of 45 nok per kg. So dropped it to 40. Towards the end of January “normalised” at just over 30 million.

the Reason for the increase is due to increased catches so far this year – in addition to the rise in the euro and good demand.

Sjømatanalytiker Ingrid Kristine Pettersen.

Photo: Norway’s Sjømatråd

Nevertheless, the prices are still higher than February of last year. The weak crown contributes to this, but there is price inflation also in the euro, which suggests good demand, ” says Ingrid K. Pettersen, sjømatanalytiker in Norway sjømatråd in an article on their website.

See slideshow: How was the Fishing season before in time

So was the Fishing season before in time

Henningsvær 1951. Over 5,000 boats on the fishing.

Photo: Sverre A. Børretzen/Current/NTB SCANPIX

the LOFOTEN islands in March 1956. Fishing grounds for cod / cod at the time. Here a man efforts to bløgge cod.

Photo: Scanpix / SCANPIX

the Crew of a småtråler. 1952

Photo: Børretzen, Sverre A. / SCANPIX

Lofotfiske 1920

Photo: unknown / SCANPIX

in 1920. Fishing on the lofoten fishery. No trawlers in sight.

Photo: Scanpix

So seemed the Fishing season for almost 90 years ago.

Photo: Scanpix

Henningsvær 1971. After a series of bad years the lofoten fishery, the fishing picked up.

Photo: Scanpix

Henningsvær 1971. Boy on skis during a fiskegjell.

Photo: Scanpix

1971. Fish on the quay.

Photo: Scanpix

March 1956. Fishing grounds for cod / cod at the time. Here the fishing fleet in the harbour in Svolvær

Photo: Scanpix

Henningsvær 1971. Two men load fiskekasser.

Photo: Scanpix Photo: Scanpix

From fishing in the 30’s

Fiskeskøyter out from the harbour in Svolvær to participate on the fishing grounds in Vestfjorden

Photo: NRK

fishing boat in the fishing fields, the fishermen pull up tool full of cod. From 1972

Photo: Hammerstad, Svein / SCANPIX Photo: Scanpix / SCANPIX Increased eksporttall for salted and dried fish and salted fish

It is not just the sale of fish that has increased. The numbers are also green for salted and dried fish and salted fish.

Norway has exported 7 600 tonnes salted and dried cod to a value of 407 million – just in February.

Portugal, Brazil and The dominican republic was Norway’s most important markets in February.

Johnny Thomassen is responsible for the export of fiskeutsending to Portugal in the Norwegian sjømatråd and explains why we see this increase:

salted and dried fish hold up well in times of crisis. And the Portuguese eat normally very much salted and dried fish – and perhaps even more to holidays like easter.

salted and dried fish is salted and dried fish, any time produced by the cod. Haddock, ling, tusk or saithe can also be used. Salted and dried fish is a far more processed product than dried fish, and should not be confused with it.

Photo: Troms Party / Flickr

So far this year, it is exported salted and dried cod to a value of nok 1.2 billion. The same value of salted fish is at 514 million.

Figures from the Norwegian Sjømatråd shows that the consumption has increased even though the restaurants are no longer buying fish because they can’t keep open.

We are in a completely unknown terrain. The sale of salted and dried fish to the HORECA market has gone down, but so far it’s personal consumption increased.

But in the next few months expect Sjømatrådet that the purchasing power goes down because of korona and permitteringer.

Sten Stu has fished cod for over 800,000 the last three weeks