Norway is the biggest exporter of seafood to the Ukrainian market. Approximately 1 billion NOK and more than 50 000 tons worth of seafood is traded with Ukraine every year. Norwegian seafood is important for the Ukrainian consumer for its healthy food benefits, at the same time as the Ukrainian seafood market is very important for the Norwegian seafood industry. In particularly important for the Norwegian industry that produces and exports pelagic seafood, Ukraine being the single biggest market for Norwegian frozen herring.
The main fish species traded between Norway and Ukraine is Salmon, Herring, Trout and Mackerel.
More extensive information and an overview of Norwegian companies exporting seafood from Norway can be found on the website of our long-time member The Norwegian Seafood Council
Aquaculture Development in Ukraine: Roadmap
The idea and necessity of a roadmap for aquaculture development in Ukraine is due to the considerable untapped potential for improvements in the sector. In 2016, the Norwegian-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce (NUCC) and State Fisheries Agency of Ukraine initiated discussions and started consolidation of various stakeholders, including government, expert community, business representatives and civil society organizations, under the idea to develop a roadmap on aquaculture. This roadmap was drafted with the generous support of the Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries and the Norwegian-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce.
The development of the roadmap was led by NUCC and the Ukrainian think tank EasyBusiness in collaboration with the lawyers of Ukrainian law firm EverLegal and The State Fisheries Agency of Ukraine, with the aim to develop the aquaculture industry in Ukraine and approximate best Norwegian and International experiences into Ukrainian practices.