Challenges, trends and strategies on the agenda at Norway-UK Seafood Summit

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Cecile Myrseth, Norwegian Minister of Fisheries and Ocean Policy, and the Rt Hon Mark Spencer, UK Minister for Food, Farming and Fisheries, are among the speakers at the 2024 Norway-UK Seafood Summit.

Taking place on Tuesday 27th February at Fishmongers’ Hall in London, the 2024 Summit brings together 200 seafood stakeholders from various sectors, including retail, import and fishing fleets, through to foodservice, analysts, and media.

The day will be structured around three key themes: setting the scene for 2024 and beyond, navigating the seas of challenge, and innovation, consumer trends and future opportunities. 

Industry experts will discuss the economic forecast for this year, seafood trade relations between the UK and Norway, innovations within the Norwegian fishing fleet, and the food trends of tomorrow while celebrating the UK’s iconic dish fish and chips. 

Michelin-starred chef, Simon Hulstone & Fishmongers’ Hall head chef Stefan Pini will also be on hand to showcase simple suppers with Seafood from Norway that satisfy current consumer trends.

Organised and facilitated by the Norwegian Seafood Council, the annual, bilateral Summit has become a staple in the industry calendar, offering invaluable insights and expert advice on the most pressing topics affecting the seafood industry and strategies for navigating them in the year ahead and beyond. 

Victoria Braathen, UK director for the Norwegian Seafood Council, commented:  “We’re delighted to see our proud ocean nations unite once again at the 2024 Summit.  This year promises actionable insights and expert opinions, enhanced with interactive Q&A and networking opportunities, for attendees to share ideas during or post Summit.” 

Norway is the top exporter of seafood to the UK holding an estimated 19% share of the market (January – November 2023). Among top species exported from Norway to the UK are salmon, cod, haddock, cold water prawns and halibut. 

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