Employment in EU Fish Processing Industry based on Norwegian Seafood
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The main objective of this report is to evaluate the employment effects inside EU based on supply of seafood products from Norway. Based on available statistical data we find that Norway accounts for approx. 10% of the total resource base for the EU fish processing sector. This gives a direct employment effect of 12.000 FTE (Full Time Equivalents). Additional the spin-off effects of Norwegian seafood export to related industries within EU summaries to 8.600 FTE. In total we conclude the employment effect of Norwegian seafood to EU to 20.600 FTE based on data for 2011. Trading statistics for 2012-2013 imply effects to be stable or slightly increasing.