Production of salted fish in the Nordic countries. Variation in quality and cha...
Production of salted fish in the Nordic countries. Variation in quality and characteristics of the salted products.
Forfatter(e):Kristín Anna Þórarinsdóttir, Ingebrigt Bjørkevoll, Sigurjón Arason
Utgiver:Matís ohf / Icelandic Food and Biotech R
The Nordic countries are the largest exporters of salted gadoid products, whereas countries in SouthEurope and Latin America are the biggest importers. In Norway, Iceland and Faroe Islands, cod is primarily used for the production. The characteristics of the salted fish, such as commercial quality and weight yield vary between the countries and between producers. These attributes are influenced by differences in catching methods, handling and salting methods. This report summarises the variation in these procedures, and in addition, the market segmentation of salted products, from the different countries.