Exporting fish and seafood to Europe
Europe is a major market for fish and seafood products. But it is not a single market. You can only be successful in Europe if you understand what the different markets need.
COVID-19 affected major seafood-consuming European countries. Restaurants and hotels closed for months. Seafood processing factories reduced their working capacity due to social distancing measures. This affected demand and volumes.
Adapting your business is essential to your success. Sustainability, certification, transparency and origin stories are important.
Read our market information and tips carefully. They can help you export fish and seafood to the European market.
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Doing Business and Finding Buyers in the European Fish & Seafood market
Export Value Chain Analysis Overview of commissioned value chain analyses for the development of business cases
Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) Information about the main certification initiative for responsible aquaculture
European Federation of National Organisations of Importers and Exporters of Fish A list of fish and seafood importers and exporters
ITC Standards Map Information about voluntary standards for fish and aquaculture
ITC Trade Map Data about worldwide import and export of fish and seafood
Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Information about the main certification initiative for captured products and a list of companies that sell MSC certified products
Seafood importers and Producers Alliance (SIPA) A list of importers and producers of seafood