Norwegian Seafood Council

The Norwegian Seafood Council works together with the Norwegian fisheries and aquaculture industry to develop markets for Norwegian seafood.

The Norwegian Seafood Council established an office in Lagos, Nigeria in 2016, frequently visiting Ghana, Ivory Coast etc. From there he will assist in identifying the potential for increased imports of Norwegian seafood and help establish relationships between the Norwegian seafood industry and markets in West Africa.

Among other products, the Seafood Council explores opportunities to develop new ways of selling stockfish at different segments. Ivory Coast tops the list of interesting markets, but there also are market opportunities in Ghana.

No other country in Africa consumes more fish per person than Ghana. The total market for fish is estimated to be around one million tonnes. Ghana’s fishing industry catches some 400 000 kg and the rest is covered mainly by imports and some fish farming. There are opportunities for exporting several types of fish from Norwegian waters to Ghana.

The Seafood Council is co-located with the Nigeria Norway Chamber of Commerce.

For questions, contact

Mr Trond Kostveit
Email: tk@seafood.no
Tel: +47 911 16 089 / +234 708 796 8394.

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