Danish seafood groups are concerned about the financial consequences of a government-proposed carbon tax.

As part of its efforts to reach the country's climate targets, Denmark's government has proposed companies pay DKK 1,125 (€151.20/$159.30) per metric ton of carbon dioxide equivalent.

The measure would cut carbon emissions by 3.7 million metric tons per year by 2030, the government said.

The Danish Fisheries Association and the Danish Pelagic Producers' Organization are concerned about the consequences, however.

The organizations say the tax will affect a total of 1,600 jobs, which are primarily located in areas with fewer job opportunities.