How Norwegian herring comes to Belarus?

How Norwegian herring comes to Belarus?

Even spoilt Europeanstaste and like Belarusian products. The weal theist Scandinavians praise the herring caught in their banks and processed by Belarusians (in the right way, apparently, otherwise they would not praise it). Our correspondent Yana Shipko has more about Norway.

Norwegians have always lived by the sea. The warm flow is a real breadwinner for both sea inhabitants and locals.

The local aquarium shows the richness of the marine life of the Arctic. Here you can see many inhabitants: from savvy sea hares to predatory fish. These sites are literally teeming with fish. It is not a surprisethat even whales come here. In turn, flocks of killer whales arethe bread for enterprising local tour operators.

Bengt Hansen, organizer of whale safari:
Every day the boat is full of tourists. We go out to the open sea, where whales live. Many people are working with the fish on the coast.

The boat is probably almost the only means of transportation for Bengt. Norway is famous for its caring attitude to nature and love for electric cars. Norwegians also often prefer to go on foot.

Bengt Hansen:
People use public transport in the city, even if they have their own cars. Parking here is really expensive.

When the solar disk starts to appear over the horizonfor the first time in two months, the residents of Northern Norway feel happy. They stop their cars to make selfies. Teachers let pupils out of school to see the first rays.

Tron, a resident of Tromsø:
You must get used to the polar night. We call it the blue time, not the dark time. And it's fantastic.

Despite the fact that Norway has produced oil and gas over the last decades, fish is still the main source of income.

Helge’s family business is the production of dried cod forbacalao. It is a popular dish in Norway, similar to gazpacho.

Helge Johnsen, owner of acompany:
For me personally, fish is everything. I have a small company, where all the members of my family work.

By the way, according to an ancient Norwegian tradition, only the children of fishermen could cut off cod tongues. It is a delicacy. And it is still a good way for people to earn extra moneyhere.

Here is one of the oldest fishing villages on the Senja island. A modern factory stands next to traditional fishing houses. Such productions are always built as close to the sea as possible. The less time the catch is in the way, the fresher the fish.

A Belarusian producer has also bought first-class raw materials here for many years. Because Norwegian fish is considered to be the best in the world. Norwegian herring can be distinguished by silver staining. Brest enterprise technologists come to Norway and assess the quality of fish, its freshness, fillet texture, color, smell, and size range. Atlantic herring is the largest and the fattest one.

Tone Alfreds, qualityexpert at fish processing plant Nergard Sild AS:
Belarusian specialists are very good in their job, they control the various processes, carry out different tests, check the quality, the structure, the density of fillet, freshness and fat content of fish. For me, it’s very easy to find a common language with them, we are glad to cooperate with Belarus.

The most important thing in this process is efficiency. The ship with the raw materials will depart to Klaipeda, then in Belarus.

NORGE logo is a guarantee that the product is made of Norwegian fish and also a sign of trust. Norwegian raw materials processed with the help of Belarusian technologies make up the finished product which people around four continents know and buy.

Jan Eirik Johnsen, marketing manager of the Norwegian Fisheries Committee:
We chose one of the biggest importers of Norwegian herring in Europe to place our logo. It is very important, because we produce the raw material, but depend on the company, under the name of which the final product hits the shelves. Collaboration with the Brest company gives us grounds to believe that it will be a high-class product.