Welcome   Sponsored By
Subscribe | Register | Advertise | Newsletter | About us | Contact us

Image: Norwegian Seafood Council / FIS

World market situation for Norwegian crabs and cold water prawn

Click on the flag for more information about Norway NORWAY
Wednesday, February 08, 2023, 07:00 (GMT + 9)

King crab exports continue to grow in North America

King crab exports by country of destination. Source: Norwegian Seafood Council

Norway exported 157 tonnes of king crab worth NOK 81 million in January

  • The value increased by NOK 6 million, or 9 per cent, compared to January last year
  • There is a growth in the volume of 23 per cent
  • In January, the USA, Hong Kong SAR and Canada were the biggest markets for king crab.

Growth of live king crab in North America

The year has started well for the export of live king crabs to North America, which continues the good growth from 2022. Compared to January last year, the increase to North America is 92 per cent, or NOK 20 million.

On the other hand, exports to South Korea are still challenging and are down by 80 per cent, or NOK 12 million, compared to a weak January last year.

“The US was the biggest growth market this month. There, the increase in export value was NOK 16 million, or 81 per cent, compared to the same month last year. The export volume to the USA ended at 76 tonnes, which is 104 per cent higher than the same month last year”, says Josefine Voraa, Manager for Shellfish at the Norwegian Seafood Council.

Weak development for frozen king crab

The export of frozen king crab showed a weaker development in January, with a decrease in volume of 22 per cent and value of 28 per cent. The most significant decline is in Belgium, Sweden and France.

Increased export volumes for snow crab

  • Norway exported 293 tonnes of snow crab to a value of NOK 34 million in January
  • The value increased by NOK 34 million compared to January last year
  • There is an increase in the volume of 292 tonnes, against 1 tonne last year
  • The USA, Japan and Indonesia were the biggest markets for snow crab in January
  • The USA was the most significant growth market in January, with an export value of 16 million, compared to nothing last year. The export volume ended at 132 tonnes and accounted for 45 per cent of snow crab exports in January this year.

Frozen, peeled prawns dominate prawn exports

Exports cold water prawn (pandalus borealis) by country of destination. Source: Norwegian Seafood Council

  • Norway exported 1,125 tonnes of prawns worth NOK 88 million in January
  • The value increased by NOK 19 million, or 27 per cent, compared to January last year
  • There is a growth in the volume of 23 per cent
  • The UK, Sweden and Finland were the biggest markets for prawns in January


Frozen, peeled prawns had the greatest increase in value this month, with an increase in export value of 11 million, or 20 per cent, compared with the same month last year. Frozen, peeled prawns accounted for 81 per cent of the export value in January and was thus the most significant prawn product.

Source: Norwegian Seafood Council

“The UK continued to be an important growth market for Norwegian prawns and had an increase in export value of NOK 4 million or 24 per cent. The export volume ended at 269 tonnes, 5 per cent higher than the same month last year”, says Josefine Voraa.

An excellent start to prawn fishing in the south, with increased landings, has also contributed positively to the export of prawns in January. There was growth in the export of peeled prawns in brine to Sweden.

Source: Norwegian Seafood Council



Click to know how to advertise in FIS
Nov 30, 01:00 (GMT + 9):
The Northern Zone survey showed a L2 and L1 shrimp predominance
Nov 30, 01:00 (GMT + 9):
Fish Pool Salmon Price Status Report for week 48
Nov 29, 19:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - 100,000 fish died in RAS facilities
Nov 29, 07:00 (GMT + 9):
Tiičma Fisheries to expand aquaculture operations with new facility
Russian Federation
Nov 29, 07:00 (GMT + 9):
Increased 19% trade volume between Russia and Belarus
Viet Nam
Nov 29, 07:00 (GMT + 9):
Pangasius exports to CPTPP: Mexico and Canada regain their ´green growth´
Nov 29, 07:00 (GMT + 9):
New tool for identifying wild and farmed salmon
Russian Federation
Nov 29, 07:00 (GMT + 9):
The crab fishing vessel 'Cape Navarin' was launched in Nakhodka
Nov 29, 06:50 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Jala nets $13.1m for aquaculture service boost
Nov 29, 06:50 (GMT + 9):
Skretting partners with Zooca Calanus to develop copepod-based aquaculture feed
Nov 29, 05:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Javier Garat, elected president of the Maritime Cluster Spanish,
Nov 29, 04:20 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Global aquaculture will provide 59% of fish for human consumption by 2030
Nov 29, 01:00 (GMT + 9):
Another salmonids mass mortality in the Seno de Reloncaví due to harmful algal blooms
Nov 29, 01:00 (GMT + 9):
Common hake, kingclip, scallop, toothfish and others maximum catches
Nov 29, 00:50 (GMT + 9):
Capture (coastal catch) │Hokkaido │ Chum salmon (Oncorhynchus keta) │ 2017-23

UK supermarkets accused of 'misleading' claims over 'responsibly sourced' seafood
United Kingdom The following is an excerpt from an article published by Grocery Gazette: Campaigners have accused UK supermarkets and seafood companies of making “misleading” claims over “responsi...
Top diplomats from Japan and China met in South Korea
South Korea Top diplomats from Japan and China met for bilateral talks Saturday to try to resolve disputes including China’s ban on Japanese seafood, which has hit Japanese exporters. Source: AP Japanes...
Shrimp survey results Expectation
Argentina The fleet fished for two days in the 'South Zone' where high percentages of accompanying fauna were observed, with units of small and soft shrimp. The ships returned complete. On Monday night they wou...
Shrimp exports to the US and China remained positive in the last 2 months of this year
Viet Nam According to data from Vietnam Customs, as of October 2023, Vietnam's shrimp exports reached 2.8 billion USD, down 24% over the same period last year. In October alone, shrimp exports reached 318 mill...

Maruha Nichiro Corporation
Nichirei Corporation - Headquarters
Pesquera El Golfo S.A.
Ventisqueros - Productos del Mar Ventisqueros S.A
Wärtsilä Corporation - Wartsila Group Headquarters
ITOCHU Corporation - Headquarters
BAADER - Nordischer Maschinenbau Rud. Baader GmbH+Co.KG (Head Office)
Inmarsat plc - Global Headquarters
Marks & Spencer
Tesco PLC (Supermarket) - Headquarters
Sea Harvest Corporation (PTY) Ltd. - Group Headquarters
I&J - Irvin & Johnson Holding Company (Pty) Ltd.
AquaChile S.A. - Group Headquarters
Pesquera San Jose S.A.
Nutreco N.V. - Head Office
CNFC China National Fisheries Corporation - Group Headquarters
W. van der Zwan & Zn. B.V.
SMMI - Sunderland Marine Mutual Insurance Co., Ltd. - Headquarters
Icicle Seafoods, Inc
Starkist Seafood Co. - Headquearters
Trident Seafoods Corp.
American Seafoods Group LLC - Head Office
Marel - Group Headquarters
SalMar ASA - Group Headquarters
Sajo Industries Co., Ltd
Hansung Enterprise Co.,Ltd.
BIM - Irish Sea Fisheries Board (An Bord Iascaigh Mhara)
CEFAS - Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science
COPEINCA ASA - Corporacion Pesquera Inca S.A.C.
Chun Cheng Fishery Enterprise Pte Ltd.
VASEP - Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters & Producers
Gomes da Costa
Furuno Electric Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
NISSUI - Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. - Group Headquarters
FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization - Fisheries and Aquaculture Department (Headquarter)
Hagoromo Foods Co., Ltd.
Koden Electronics Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
A.P. Møller - Maersk A/S - Headquarters
BVQI - Bureau Veritas Quality International (Head Office)
UPS - United Parcel Service, Inc. - Headquarters
Brim ehf (formerly HB Grandi Ltd) - Headquarters
Hamburg Süd Group - (Headquearters)
Armadora Pereira S.A. - Grupo Pereira Headquarters
Costa Meeresspezialitäten GmbH & Co. KG
NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Headquarters)
Mowi ASA (formerly Marine Harvest ASA) - Headquarters
Marubeni Europe Plc -UK-
Findus Ltd
Icom Inc. (Headquarter)
WWF Centroamerica
Oceana Group Limited
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Ajinomoto Co., Inc. - Headquarters
Friosur S.A. - Headquarters
Cargill, Incorporated - Global Headquarters
Benihana Inc.
Leardini Pescados Ltda
CJ Corporation  - Group Headquarters
Greenpeace International - The Netherlands | Headquarters
David Suzuki Foundation
Fisheries and Oceans Canada -Communications Branch-
Mitsui & Co.,Ltd - Headquarters
NOREBO Group (former Ocean Trawlers Group)
Natori Co., Ltd.
Carrefour Supermarket - Headquarters
FedEx Corporation - Headquarters
Cooke Inc. - Group Headquarters
AKBM - Aker BioMarine ASA
Seafood Choices Alliance -Headquarter-
Austevoll Seafood ASA
Walmart | Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Supermarket) - Headquarters
New Japan Radio Co.Ltd (JRC) -Head Office-
Gulfstream JSC
Marine Stewardship Council - MSC Worldwide Headquarters
Royal Dutch Shell plc (Headquarter)
Genki Sushi Co.,Ltd -Headquarter-
Iceland Pelagic ehf
AXA Assistance Argentina S.A.
Caterpillar Inc. - Headquarters
Tiger Brands Limited
National Geographic Society
AmazonFresh, LLC - AmazonFresh

Copyright 1995 - 2023 Seafood Media Group Ltd.| All Rights Reserved.   DISCLAIMER