|King crabs Norway’s new seafood success in the High North?|
| [06.09.2010, 06:17am, Mon. GMT]|
|The red king crab industry could become another Norwegian seafood success story. Right now, it is just where Norway’s salmon industry was 30 years ago. Once again, researchers are contributing valuable help. Many tones of king crab has been exported by Norway. Japan has traditionally been the biggest market for king crab but now the European market is showing an increased interest in the product. |
The value of the exports of king crab from Norway is over Many million NOK. That is an average export price of 131,68 NOK per kilo, a reduction of around four NOK compared to the same period last year.
The average price to the European market is around 160 NOK per kilo, while the king crab sent to the Japanese market takes on average 110 NOK per kilo.
“King crab from Norway is a relatively unknown product for most people in Europe and Asia so it is positive to see that the exports to these markets.