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Norway Exports Seafood, Fishing & Aquaculture

In 2015, Norway exported NOK 74,5 billion worth of seafood, which is an increase of 8 % year on year. 36 million meals of Norwegian seafood were consumed globally on a daily basis and Norwegian companies sold 2.6 million tons of seafood abroad last year.

Norway is the world’s second largest seafood exporter and the top list of exporting markets include Poland, Denmark, France, the UK, the US, Netherlands, Spain, Japan and Portugal. Despite tough financial times around the world, the industry has yet again been able to set yet a new export record.

With success and increased production follow challenges. Sea lice, fish health and sustainability are often emphasized and there is an ongoing focus on research and technology to meet new demands.  In this issue of Norway Exports Seafood, Fishing & Aquaculture, there is a focus on innovations and research projects within the mentioned areas. 
   There is currently a focus on how to use technology to increase aquaculture production and make sure the growth is sustainable. As a part of this work, the industry has turned towards petroleum technology and the option to move a part of the salmon production from the fjords and out in the ocean. As this demands new and more robust farming sites, research and testing is necessary. Lately, however, several projects for building new cages have been launched and a few are already under production.   Similarly, there is constant research going on to make the fish feed more sustainable both for the fish and for the water. The feed should help farm healthy fish and also not compete with human feed. The world sees increased competition for food resources, and there is a need for more diverse feeds. The industry now sees to alternative sources to find feeds not consumable to humans.

In this issue of Norway Exports Seafood, Fishing & Aquaculture, you will find cutting-edge Norwegian companies within seafood, fishing and aquaculture that provide their products or services on the global market.  There is also a series of articles that give you a more in-depth understanding of the Norwegian fishing, processing and seafood industry’s present focus and activities. 


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Norwegian Seafood Council

Norwegian Seafood Federation

The Norwegian Seafood Research Fund (FHF)

North Atlantic Seafood Forum

The Institute of Marine Research

NCE Seafood Innovation Cluster

The Norwegian Fishermen's Sales Organization

Export Credit Norway


NHO - Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise

Nor Fishing

Oslo Chamber of Commerce

Participating Companies

Akvaplan-niva AS

AqualineAquascan AS

Arctic Group Maritime AS

FrioNordica AS

Grytestanda Fiskeindustri AS 

Hofseth International AS

Hordafor AS

Hydema Syd ASIce Fish AS

Nils Williksen AS

Norsk Sjømat Group

Norway Royal Salmon ASA

Norwegian Fish Auction (NFA) 

Polar Seafrozen AS

Platina Seafood AS 

Pure Norwegion Seafood AS

Premier Seafood AS Seaborn AS

Ståle Nilsen Seafood AS

Teknoterm Marine AS 

Thermo-Transit Norge AS

Uni Research AS

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