The marked share for Norwegian salmon is 95% in Russia - so this will have an impact on the export, no doubt! Neither the Norwegian Foreign Department nor the Norwegian Fishing Department have been informed by the Russians on this ban; The news from Itar-Tass are as usual questioned regarding politicial and economical news from Russia on the Norway-Russia relationship.
This will pass by as "Russian business as usual" until things get confirmed.
When it comes to the Barents Sea the political situation and two or three decade drama is closer to an end than ever before; many issues have been settled the past months and there are a few minor details left to sort out. What is of concern is the waters around Spitsbergen where we granted historical rights to the Spanish, Russians and a few other countries for fishing; but the wildlife protection zones are not respected - as seen with the Spanish trawlers recently. Remember these waters have large quantities of fish and we must take care of the resources generations ahead.
When all nations can learn not to overfish and respect their quotas these problems will be seen more seldomly.
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