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Record exports of seafood in 2011

In May Norway exported seafood worth NOK 4 billion, an increase by NOK 212 million or 6 per cent, compared with the same month last year, according to the Export Council for Fish.

So far this year, the value of Norwegian seafood exports has reached NOK 22 billion, an increase by NOK 2.3 billion or 12 per cent, compared with the same period last year.

There is still a high demand for Norwegian seafood in several markets worldwide. This year's growth comes mainly from increased export value of salmon and of herring and mackerel products, says Egil Ove Sundheim, marketing director for the Export Council.

There is also a considerable growth in the export of dried, salted cod (klippfisk).