Despite the ongoing logistical and foodservice disturbances due to coronavirus lockdowns globally, Norway managed to strengthen its salmon exports as more people ate seafood at home during the first quarter of 2020, and the Norwegian kroner weakened.

“In the second half of March, the Covid-19 pandemic made its presence felt in Europe and the United States, leading to major turbulence in these seafood markets," said Norwegian Seafood Council CEO Renate Larsen.