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Grimsby Seafood Businesses Attend Norwegian Seafood Council UK Conference at Fishmongers' Hall

March 04, 2024

Seafood businesses from Grimsby and the Humber attended the Norwegian Seafood Council annual conference at Fishmongers' Hall, London.


The conference welcomed Fisheries Ministers from both Norway and The United Kingdom. Both Ministers addressed the conference and spoke warmly of bi-lateral trade and shared fishing opportunities.


The Ministers met representatives of Seafood Grimsby and Humber Alliance, who have worked tirelessly over the past three years with the seafood sector in Norway and ministerial departments in London and Oslo to smooth future trade flows since the introduction of the Border Target Operating Model. 


Major Norwegian seafood exporter, Nordic Group AS, represented by Managing Director, Morten Hyldborg Jensen, commented "Over recent years we've had a warm, friendly and successful dialogue with our colleagues in Grimsby led by Simon Dwyer. We were delighted when Simon brought a delegation from the UK to visit our landing stations in Batsfjord, Norway, last May to see hands on our fish landing and processing facilities. This conference is always a great networking opportunity for both Norwegian and UK seafood businesses and various stakeholders."


Seafood Grimsby and Humber Alliance representative, Andrew Wallace, Fishmongers' Company Director of Fisheries, remarked "It's consecutive years hosting this conference at the Hall and enlightening to hear about the importance of bi-lateral seafood trade and fisheries. The Alliance board headquartered in Grimsby have been very much focused on our seafood trade with Norway and it was a great opportunity to share some thoughts on this with our respective Ministers and their officials.


The Norway–UK Seafood Summit is an annual conference organized by the Norwegian Seafood Council for the Norwegian and UK seafood industry. The 2024 edition of the summit, held at Fishmongers' Hall, hosted stakeholders from the seafood sector and related industries, from fishing fleet, seafood producers and exporters, to importers, suppliers, retail, food service and media.