Norway has imported more than 9000 metric tonnes of stock fishes to Nigeria, the Director, Central and West Africa of Norwegian Seafood Council, Trond Kostveit, has said.
He spoke at the maiden Norwegian Seafood Council Stockfish festival/exhibition held in Lagos at the weekend to draw Nigerians’ attention to the rich nutritional values of the stockfish as well as increasing its consumption.
Trond, who noted that Nigeria was one of the biggest consumers of stock fishes, added that over 16000 metric tonnes have been imported to Nigeria.
According to him, Nigeria received Norwegian stock fish and other kinds of seafood comprising mackerel, herring, tusk and saithe at the value of 51.6m dollars in 2017.
He said, “Because Norway is one of the biggest importers in the world and we have a long tradition with Nigeria, we have been importing since 1890. We believe that the market here in Nigeria is very interesting that is why we want to create awareness all over the country.”