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Norway's salmon exports to China fell amid virus outbreak

Christian Fernsby ▼ | June 18, 2020
Norwegian salmon exports to China fell by a third last week to 240 tonnes, Norway’s state seafood marketing organisation said on Thursday.
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The 34% decline came as imports of salmon to China were halted towards the end of the week when the novel coronavirus was discovered at stalls processing the fish at a major Beijing wholesale food market.

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“It’s too early to tell which consequences the new outbreak in Beijing will have for salmon exports in the time ahead,” the Norwegian Seafood Council said in a statement.

Norway and China have both concluded that the salmon itself was not the source of the virus, Norway’s fisheries minister said.