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Norway is working to end a limited Russian boycott of Norwegian fish exports that took effect 1 January, Fisheries Minister Elisabeth Aspaker said this week.

Under a move announced last month by Rosselkhoznadzor, the Russian Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance, Moscow has banned Norwegian exports of deep-sea whitefish such as cod and pollock and so-called pelagic fish, including herring, mackerel, capelin and sprat.

Rosselkhoznadzor cited what it called unhygienic practices by the Norwegian seafood industry, which counts Russia as its top export market at USD 940 million (EUR 699 million) in 2013.

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