Nigeria market provides major outlet for UK mackerel

Published on
September 19, 2017

Significantly greater volumes of mackerel caught by the U.K. pelagic fleet went to Nigeria last year, with the importing country also paying much more for the fish than in 2015.

According to Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs’ (HMRC) finalized seafood trade statistics for 2016, Nigeria imported more than 12,685 metric tons (MT) of U.K.-landed mackerel worth over GBP 10.7 million (USD 14.4 million, EUR 12 million) last year, representing year-on-year increases of 58.2 percent and 7…

Contributing Editor reporting from London, UK

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