January 9, 2017 / 8:58 AM / 8 months ago

UPDATE 1-Marine Harvest to resume Norway-China exports in Q1 or Q2 -CEO

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Jan 9 (Reuters) - Marine Harvest Asa Chief Executive Alf Helge Aarskog told Reuters on the sidelines of a business conference on Monday:

* Expects company to resume exports of Norwegian salmon to China in Q1 or Q2. Exports made possible by the recent normalisation of diplomatic and political ties

* “It’s a market with great potential, so we have high hopes for China.”

* Reiterates forecast of global salmon supply to rise by about 3 percent in 2017

* Says price of Norwegian farmed salmon hasn’t hit an upper limit despite surge in 2016 Further company coverage: (Reporting by Ole Petter Skonnord, writing by Terje Solsvik, editing by Stine Jacobsen)

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