By Sophia Grace and Catalina Pérez
Even though Denmark is surrounded by water, the fish is expensive because the taxes increase its price, finding similar values in the supermarket, open market and port shops. The main difference between them: the quality of the product and the sustainability of their distribution.
Rene Transeled is the owner of a mobile fish shop. The truck opens on Wednesday and Saturday in the market of Inderslev Boulevard. He provides every client with a fiskefrikadelle, a soft and crunchy fried ball of fish. All their products are bought from fishermen of Central Jutland. “When the fishermen come in, some of the fish have been caught two or three weeks before and are cheaper. The factories and the supermarkets buy the cheaper fish. That’s why people that buy fish from the supermarket don’t like it until they taste fresh fish”, Rene says pointing to their products. Denmark is a large exporter of fish as a raw product to the Netherlands, Poland and China amongst others, which is then imported as a final product to Danish supermarkets. The shops in the port and businesses like Rene’s offer a healthier, greener option, avoiding all the CO2 that is released to the air during the transportation in the round trip of frozen seafood.
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