Trawlers owned by Russian seafood companies have landed nearly NOK 500 million (€50.9 million/$51.4 million) more whitefish in Norway through the first eight months of the year, buoyed by record-high cod and haddock prices.

Landings through early August -- up around 4.5 percent over the same time last year -- show that despite some sanctions on Russia by the Norwegian government and private companies, it's largely business as usual in the whitefish processing sector, which annually processes tens of thousands of metric tons of primarily cod and haddock caught by Russian vessels in the Barents Sea.