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Rising farmed fish industry in Denmark hampered by regulations

DENMARK - Denmark's exports of farmed fish increased by 11 percent to around DKR1 billion (US$ 169 million) last year.

Rising farmed fish industry in Denmark hampered by regulations - DENMARK - Denmark's exports of farmed fish increased by 11 percent to around DKR1 billion (US$ 169 million) last year. Take me to eFeedLink

However, local regulations are being blamed for losing market share in a rapidly expanding industry.

Trout alone takes up 2/3 of Danish exports. Half of the Danish exports go to Germany mainly in the form of smoked, frozen, chilled or live trout.

There has been an increasing demand for fish and producers have been able to sell at higher prices than the previous year, said Jacob Bregnballe, manager of Dansk Akvakultur.

The increase would have been even more, if they had not been held back by production limits set by environmental authorities.

The company has had to turn away orders, because they are not allowed to produce more fish.

Bregnballe said it was frustrating that the company is giving up market share and growth to foreign competitors, adding that there is hardly any country in Europe, that produces fish in a more environmentally friendly way than Denmark.

Source: eFeedLink - 12th June 2006

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