News station NFS reports that fish exporters are preparing for substantially increased demand for fish in Europe after bird flu was diagnosed at a farm in France this weekend.
Spokespeople for the exporters claim they have detected an increase in sales recently, but they are reluctant to attribute it to fears of bird flu. According to the report, the exporters are monitoring the situation closely.
Norwegian fish farmers spy a similar opportunity. Exports of Norwegian farmed salmon have increased recently in spite of the fact that Russia closed its markets for Norwegian salmon in the beginning of the year.
NFS quotes an industry news agency, Intra Fish, saying Italian consumption of poultry has already decreased substantially because of fears of bird flu.