Seafood consumption in Spain -- Europe’s second-largest seafood market -- is on a downward trajectory this year, and the industry needs to come together to halt the trend, according to the Norwegian Seafood Council.

So far this year, total seafood consumption in Spain is down by 13 percent, according to recent figures from market research firm Kantar. The fall is being driven by reduced in-home consumption of seafood following the COVID-19 pandemic.

The export value of seafood from Norway to Spain over this year is up by 28 percent compared with last year, while the volume is down by 1.6