Norway has been exporting stock fish to Nigeria since 1890s and Norwegian seafood represent an important source of protein to many Nigerians. Stock fish, although the most important, is not the only Norwegian fish you find in the Nigerian market, as also mackerel and salmon have been making inroads in the market. Stock fish is an important component in the famous Nigerian pepper soup.
Nigeria is Norway’s biggest trading partner on the African continent and the Deputy Minister will meet Central Bank of Nigeria, Ministry of Agriculture and Customs Authority officials and the Director of Fisheries as well as Norwegian and Nigerian companies active in trade and investment. He will also visit the Institute for Maritime Research, the Nigerian-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce, and the main stock fish market in Lagos.