Seafood, Fishing & Aquaculture
New Species, Sustainable Fish Feed & Ocean Farming
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This issue of Norway Exports – Seafood, Fishing & Aquaculture looks at Norway’s leading role within the sector worldwide.
Norway exports more quality seafood than ever before. A primary focus in the industry is ensuring a sustainable harvest and growth. Administering some of the richest fishing grounds in the world involves large responsibilities. This has spurred Norway’s emphasis on innovation, technology and sustainable management on national, regional and local levels.
In this issue, we present you with a forword from the Norwegian Minister of Fisheries, Per Sandberg, and introductions to the most important Norwegian industry organisations. A series of articles give you a more in-depth understanding of Norway’s current approach within fisheries and coastal affairs.
In the second half of the magazine, you will be introduced to leading Norwegian companies within the seafood, fishing and aquaculture industry that all provide their products and services on the global market.
Providing enough food for a growing population is one of the most challenging questions in our time. Blue growth is the key to a sustainable future.
The seafood industry is unique: It has a long past and an incredibly promising future. Historically speaking, fisheries have been one of Norway’s most important industries. Fish became an important trading commodity in the 17th century. It has provided people with work, income and food for several hundred years.
Today Norway is ranked as the world’s second largest exporting nation, supplying more than 140 countries worldwide with Norwegian seafood. The total value of our exports in 2016 amounted to 10.2 billion Euros.
As Norway’s minister of fisheries, I am proud to represent an industry that produces commodities as vitally important as food. The world’s population is growing, and by 2050 we expect to have nine billion individuals to inhabit the planet.
The increased world population, coupled with climate change and urbanization, makes it even more important to harvest from the sea. The Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that the world must increase food production by 70 percent by 2050 in order to meet the increase in demand.
The increase in food demand is a tremendous challenge that we must solve partly by producing seafood. The main growth in supplies of seafood will have to come from aquaculture production.
However, ocean farming needs to be developed in a sustainable way. The footprint on the environment must be at an acceptable level. As the world largest producer of farmed salmon Norway is committed to sustainable aquaculture.
Scientists believe that the potential for marine growth in Norway can be quadrupled over the next 30 years. To be able to reach this potential we need to expand our knowledge and technology. We must create new knowledge-based jobs and contribute to the necessary shift in the economy. This is a challenge, but also an opportunity.
For Norway’s part, it means that we have to move from a petroleum-based economy to a knowledge-based economy. We have to use our experience in new ways. We have valuable knowledge from the oil industry that can contribute to new blue growth, one example is the development of off-shore sea-farms.
We are encouraging innovation and technological development. That is why the government recently announced special licenses for innovation projects. This is an incentive to develop and commercialize new, more environmentally sustainable technology paving the way for future growth.
The opportunities that lies in our oceans will not be realised by themselves. But we can seize the opportunities through cooperation and interaction between government, researchers, commercial actors and industry. Together we can create a bright blue future.
The Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries (NFD) is responsible for designing a future-oriented trade, industry and seafood policy. This implies infl uencing all policy areas of importance in value creation. It is Norway’s total value creation that determines the level of prosperity and welfare in the country. The Ministry aims to promote Norwegian industry and commerce and to contribute to sustainable management of fisheries and aquaculture. It is also responsible for shipping policy. NFD is also involved in coordinating the work of the various ministries to ensure a comprehensive, sound and forward-looking industrial policy.
The Department for Fisheries and Aquaculture is responsible for matters related to fisheries, the fishing fl eet and the aquaculture industry. There is a wide range of topics in the Department’s portfolio, including quota negotiations and international fisheries agreements, IUU fishing, regulation of and the right to engage in fishing, regulation of the fishing fl eet, aquaculture policy and management, environmental sustainability of the aquaculture industry including fish health and welfare, and licensing rules.
The Economic Policy Department has responsibility for overall trade and industry policy, macroeconomics, taxation, special sections for seafood and tourism, general responsibility for the industry, business and corporate legislation and work on simplifi cation measures.
The Research and Innovation Department is involved in formulating policies on research and innovation. Its focus is on profi table growth and increased use of research results, enhanced innovation activity, greater use of design and increased use of industrial property rights.
The Trade Policy Department helps to create opportunities for Norwegian commerce and industry in foreign markets. The department is responsible for negotiating free trade agreements through the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), promoting industrial cooperation and investment, ensuring competitive and predictable export fi nancing schemes.
The Maritime Department has overall responsibility for the work of NFD on policies for maritime industries: shipping, shipbuilding and suppliers of marine equipment and services. The Department is responsible for legislative activity in shipping in the IMO, ILO and EU and also for national legislation in the area, and has management responsibility for the Norwegian Maritime Authority. The Department is also responsible for WTO activity, bilateral maritime agreements and maritime marketing internationally.
The primary task of the Ownership Department is the professional management of state ownership, in order to achieve an optimal return for the State and sound and responsible development of companies. The Department is also involved in the formulation of the government’s overall ownership policy and it produces the annual State Ownership Report and holds the annual Ownership Conference.
The Department of Competition Policy has overall responsibility for the implementation of competition policy. The Competition Act is one of the main instruments for competition policy, and the Department is responsible for drafting this Act and for management of the Norwegian Competition Authority. The Department is also responsible for drafting and interpreting national and international legislation associated with state aid and public procurement, including following up the Public Procurement Act and the State Aid Act.
Every day throughout the year, 34 million meals of seafood from Norway are served worldwide. The Norwegian Seafood Council (NSC) strives to make that number even greater and to ensure that people from all corners of the world know that the best seafood comes from Norway. The Norwegian seafood industry funds the NSC itself, and enables the NSC to develop markets for Norwegian seafood both in Norway and abroad.
The NSC’s head offi ce is located in Tromsø and it employs representatives in Sweden, Germany, the UK, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Brazil, Japan, China, Singapore, and the USA. The Norwegian Seafood Council has some 75 employees and a 2017 budget of NOK 493 million.
The NSC’s main areas of business include:
In order to increase awareness of and demand for Norwegian seafood, the NSC carries out marketing activities in cooperation with players in the industry. Each year, some 500 projects are carried out in 25 different markets. These are all founded on NSC competencies within consumer analyses, international marketing, brand establishment, PR and different campaigns in shops or restaurants.
The NSC is a key player in the safeguarding of the Norwegian seafood industry’s positive reputation. The NSC engages in active information work and cooperates closely with media, NGOs, various interest groups, the fishery industry, and Norwegian authorities. To ensure reliable and updated information regarding Norwegian seafood, NSC works in close cooperation with expert bodies and Norwegian authorities.
NSC is the industry’s main source of statistics and trade information regarding seafood, and it continually monitors trends and developments in global seafood sales in general, but with a special focus on Norwegian seafood. The presentation of market insights is important, and the NSC runs trade seminars as well as presenting insight online and through press releases. In addition, NSC possesses updated insight on import quotas, tariff rates and trade conditions in the various markets, and based on this insight NSC is in a good position to advise Norwegian exporters on current framework trade conditions.
The Norwegian Seafood Council hosts websites in all the markets the NSC is represented in, presenting consumer information such as seafood recipes and seafood facts. www.seafood.no is the NSC’s B2B website where trade information and press releases are published.
PO Box 6176
9291 Tromsø, Norway
Tel: +47 77 60 33 33 +47 77 60 33 33
NORGE is the trademark for first-class seafood from clear, cold Norwegian waters.
Research and Development has been essential in developing Norway into a global leading seafood nation, and it will be vital in bringing the industry forward. The research activities are very comprehensive, cover all areas of the industry and is financed both by the public sector, and the industry itself.
A major contribution to marine R&D comes from the Norwegian Seafood Research Fund (FHF), which is fi nanced by the industry through an R&D levy on all Norwegian seafood exports. FHF is a special entity organized under the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries. FHF is governed by a board of directors appointed by the Ministry, consisting of representatives from the Norwegian seafood industry.
FHF has R&D activities in all sectors of the industry, in fisheries and catch technology, industry and processing, aquaculture and several cross sector projects.
FHF has a strong focus on how R&D results are communicated to the industry, to achieve implementation of results and create value to the industry.
Norway is one of the largest seafood producers in the world. Every day throughout the year more than 36 million meals of seafood from Norway are served worldwide. The Norwegian Seafood Federation (Sjømat Norge) represents the majority of companies within the fisheries and aquaculture sectors in Norway.
The seafood industry represents Norway’s
largest export industry after oil and gas.
Norway exports farmed and wild fish to
more than 150 countries.
The Norwegian Seafood Federation (Sjømat Norge) represents the interests of approximately 500 member companies. Their member companies cover the entire value chain from fjord to dinner table, including the fish processing industry, aquaculture, fishfeed, and marine ingredients sectors in Norway.
The Norwegian Seafood Federation’s head office is located in Oslo and is affiliated with the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO). NHO is the main representative body for Norwegian employers and companies ranging from small familyowned businesses to multinational companies.
Norway is uniquely blessed
with a long and fertile coastline.
The sea’s abundant resources have
laid the foundation for sustaining active coastal communities combining
innovation with traditional culture.
Access to some of the world’s most
productive marine environments allow
businesses to deliver a wide range of
seafood to all four corners of the world.
Norway’s seafood industry is also bound
to have a tremendous impact in the future.
Norwegian Seafood Federation strives to
ensure that the national authorities bear this
in mind when determining national priorities.
More information at www.sjomatnorge.no/ norwegian-seafood-federation/
The Oslo Børs marketplaces enjoy a unique position for companies in the seafood sector. Norway is currently the world’s second largest exporter of fish and other seafood products, and seafood companies turn to the Norwegian market to raise capital, obtain liquidity for their shares and benefit from a range of world-leading investment research coverage available in Oslo.
Oslo Børs has a history of almost 200 years as
a fully regulated exchange and offers access
to international investors, investment banks
and brokerage firms, a highly competent
research community, as well as efficient
trading and reliable market surveillance.
Oslo Børs is the world’s largest and most important financial marketplace for the seafood sector. The listed seafood companies have different characters and business concepts, from small growth businesses through to the world’s largest fish farming companies.
Relative to many other marketplaces, the process for admission to listing on Oslo Børs is both cost effective and speedy. It takes eight weeks from the start of the process to the first day of listing, and a fast track process of just four weeks is available. Oslo Børs offers two regulated marketplaces and one MTF.
With a bond loan or a certificate loan, you can fi nance investments and the development of your business. Many investors will only invest in loans listed on a regulated and supervised marketplace. Oslo Børs and Nordic ABM are just such marketplaces.
We invite you to contact our experienced staff at the listing department. They can tell you more about the benefits of choosing Oslo Børs and help you find out if your business is suitable for listing.
The Norwegian seafood industry is one of the country’s largest and most important export industries. The industry has a proud history and a fantastic future. The Norwegian Fishermen’s Sales Organization (Norges Råfisklag) is an important part of this success story. The organization handles important national functions within the trade of seafood, and works to safeguard fishermen’s incomes and contribute to a sustainable and profitable growth in the Norwegian fishing industry.
Norges Råfisklag is the fishermen’s own
sales organization and it operates a
well-functioning and modern marketplace
for sustainable, wild-caught Norwegian
seafood. The organization has a welldeveloped
service system and offers
fishermen and buyers a number of
services directly related to trading, sales,
payments and quality assurance.
The organization organizes and arranges the sale of codfish, shellfish and molluscs landed along the Norwegian coast from Nordmøre in the southwest to Finnmark in the northeast. The most important species are cod, coalfish, haddock and shrimps/ prawns. Fishing is carried out along the Norwegian coast, in the Barents Sea and around Spitsbergen.
In 2015, approximately 150,000 catches from 5,200 fishing vessels with a total value of 9,7 billion NOK were sold to 195 seafood industries along the Norwegian coast. Most of these industries are also exporters.
An important premise of the organization is to ensure that the ocean’s resources are utilized in a sustainable manner and to achieve a profitable growth across the entire fishing industry. Ensuring the stability, predictability and security of the fishermen and the coastal communities is a social responsibility that the Norwegian Fishermen’s Sales Organization takes seriously.
The NHO - Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise - is the main business and employers organization in Norway with a current membership of 25,000 companies ranging from small family-owned businesses to multinational enterprises. A half million people work in those companies. As a member in NHO you will have access to a unique network and influence decision making. NHO offers amongst other special deals for members in legal aid, counselling, pension scheme, statistics and analysis.
In addition to the central organization
in Oslo, which has cross sectoral
responsibility for members’ interests,
members also belong to one of 20
nationwide sectoral federations and one
of 15 regional associations. The sectoral
federations represent branch-related
interests while the regional associations
offer a local point of contact between
companies and authorities.
NHO policies and priorities are decided by an executive council made up of 46 elected representatives from member companies. A ten member NHO Board chaired by the President makes decisions on policy issues with delegated authority from the executive council. A Director General is responsible for day-to-day operations in the administration.
NHO´s mission is to work in the best
interests of their member companies in a
way that also benefits society. Profitable
companies create jobs and economic
growth and contribute to the financing of
the public sector and the welfare.
Norway is heavily dependent on open trade and an open investment climate. Foreign direct investments play an important role in maintaining Norway’s competitive edge and create the needed dynamism in the private sector.
Oslo Chamber of Commerce (OCC) assists you in international trade. Our services are all tailored to provide you with easy access to international markets. We have an international focus and we offer knowledge and contacts through the world’s largest business network.
INN is the one stop shop for relocation services which will give you the winning edge in attracting and retaining highly qualified employees.
The Norwegian state is in a unique financial position to help you secure your next export contract. Let Export Credit Norway and GIEK assist your customers with financing – and allow your customers to purchase your goods or services on long-term credit, without the risk of non-payment.
We offer competitive financing solutions to buyers of Norwegian exports. Loan and guarantee from the Norwegian Government represents a high level of security for both the buyer and exporter.
Norwegian seafood is consumed in most parts of the world. 34 million meals of Norwegian seafood are served daily, and in 2016 Norway exported seafood to 146 different countries. The seafood is exported to big, well established markets in Europe and Asia; to countries like Great Britain, France, Spain, Germany and Japan, as well as to smaller markets measured in volume and consumption. These are nevertheless important for an expanding seafood nation like Norway. We have taken a closer look at three traditional markets for Norwegian seafood, as well as one of the Norwegian Seafood Council’s focus markets. This includes a closer look at whitefish and conventional products like king crab, snow crab and shrimp.
2016 was a good year for the whitefish
industry with a primary value of 11 billion
NOK, and an export value of 13.8 billion
NOK. An explanation for this is the fact
that the quotas have remained stable for
the past three years while the prices have
increased for the best-selling products,
such as clip fish, stock fish and fresh
products. The Norwegian industry has
also been helped by a favorable currency
rate and good relationships with the
markets demanding their fish. Markets
that request more cod contribute to the
battle for the fresh produce, as the season
gets tougher. More whole fresh cod is
being sold to high-paying markets. This is
particularly evident for the quality brand
Skrei, a direct result of years of focus on
skrei (spawning cod). Simultaneously,
this may make it harder to obtain fresh
products for the conventional sectors,
like clip fish and stock fish. They usually
buy their fresh products early in the year,
process it and sell it in the autumn.
There have been challenges in several of the traditional clip fish markets over last year. 2017 may also turn out to be challenging for the clip fish industry. In Portugal, the most important cod clip fish market for Norway, trade is doing well in spite of the fact that the country, as a whole, has struggled through hard fi nancial times. In Brazil, Congo, Congo- Brazzaville and Angola, there have been a number of challenges, both in terms of market access and lack of purchasing power. As for Nigeria, a strong market for Norwegian stock fish, high tariff barriers and currency restrictions have caused problems. A large portion of whole and frozen cod has left the Norway, primary for further processing in China and Eastern Europe. This is a trend that may be changing as investments are being made both on vessels and on shore facilities to improve and streamline the production. Over time a larger portion of the processing may take place in Norway, even though these changes will not be in the statistics for 2017.
Norwegian export of shellfish includes
mainly king crab, snow crab and shrimps.
Last year, the total export of shellfish was
440 000 tons worth 1.8 billion NOK. Catch
of king crab in the Barents Sea has been
going on since 2002. Today, approximately
570 boats fish for king crab and deliver it at
processing facilities along the coast. The
king crab is being exported both frozen
and live. Since 2002, the percentage of
live crabs being exported has increased
signifi cantly. In 2016, approximately 50 %
of the king crabs exported were in living
condition. From 2015 to 2016 the share
of live crabs increased from 634 tons to
1169 tons. The total export of frozen and
live crabs accounted for 2 239 tons, worth
529 million NOK. South Korea is by far
Norway’s biggest market for king crabs,
followed by USA and Canada, while Japan
is the main market for frozen crab. A lot of
the crab shipped to South Korea makes
its way to other Asian countries and to the
US. The Norwegian market share in Japan
(8%), South Korea (10%) and USA (1%) is
still relatively modest.
When Norway in 2016 changed the date for the start of the quota year to January 1, the exports increased. This was particularly evident for the fi rst half of 2016. However, compared to Russia, Norway is but a small participant in the world’s king crab market. In Japan and South Korea, Norway is not a well-known supplier of king crab and Norwegian king crab is often priced lower than its Russian counterpart. However, in Japan it is often claimed that Norwegian king crab has the best taste and size.
To the Norwegian Seafood Council it is important to increase knowledge and preferences for Norwegian King Crab in these markets. Both Norwegian salmon and mackerel have contributed to establish a strong awareness and brand that the crab industry may utilize in order to gain market. Norway is still viewed as a niche supplier, and in order to climb to a prime position a focus quality is key.
Snow crab is a new species in the Barents
Sea and has only been fished by Norwegian
vessels since 2013. The catch has grown
rapidly and in 2015 approximately 10
000 tons were delivered to Norwegian
processing facilities. 6000 tons were caught
by Norwegian vessels. Prognoses indicate
that the potential for sustainable catch of
snow crab may be between 50 000 and
170 000 tons over the next 15 years. With
an export of 3951 tons frozen and 60 tons
live snow crabs last year, Norway is but a
small participant in the market compared to
Canada, USA and Russia.
Norwegian snow crab has mostly been exported frozen to the US and Japan. Last year, the export value reached 331 million NOK. The predictions are that this will be a signifi cant future resource. Predictions are that within 10 years Norwegian catches will reach 50 000 tons with an annual value reaching two billion NOK. The anticipated future increase will open opportunities in Asia and the US, in new European markets.
Norwegian vessels fish for shrimps in
the Barents Sea and along the coast of
Northern Norway and Skagerrak. The
shrimps from the Barents Sea are used
industrially while shrimps caught closer
to the shoreline are prioritized for fresh
consumption. Both the shrimps from the
Barents Sea and from Skagerrak are MSC
Certified, and will be re-Certified in 2017.
Norway produces peeled shrimp, fresh
or frozen un-peeled and fresh or frozen
unprocessed shrimps in a salt solution.
Frozen peeled shrimps made up 61 % of
the total shrimp volume in 2015. Last year
Norway exported 9655 tons of shrimps
worth 740 million NOK. The most important
markets in sheer volume were Sweden,
Great Britain and Finland.
The second biggest market, Great Britain, cold water shrimp is being challenged by imported warm water shrimp from Asiatic countries. The consumption of cold water shrimp has decreased by 23 % over the last two years. A big reason for this is a price increase. The trend for warm water shrimp is the opposite. Here the prices have decreased and the consumption increased. Now, however, there are signs of former prices returning, much due to a weaker British pound. The prices are still high while customers do not seem to know the difference between cold and warm water shrimp. Cold water shrimp makes up only 2, 5 % - or 2000 tons – of the total import of 80 000 tons in 2015. Today the global supply of shrimp is bigger than the demand for frozen, peeled shrimp. Working on new markets, recruiting new customers and product development will only increase in importance for the shrimp industry.
Great Britain is one of the most important
markets for Norwegian seafood. In 2016,
Norway exported 146 157 tons of seafood
to the UK worth 5.7 billion NOK. This is
an increase in value of 11 % and 3 % in
volume. Especially cod and haddock
have long traditions as part of the British
fish & chips industry. However, Norwegian
salmon also has a strong standing in the
market. All in all, the Norwegian export to
the UK has seen unchanged volumes in
2016. There has been a slight decrease in
volume for cod and salmon, but a slight
increase for haddock. The export of frozen
haddock increased from 8300 to 14 300
tons. A reason for the decrease in cod export is that there was very little frozen-atsea
products available last autumn due to a
shortage in stock.
For fresh cod and haddock the market is big. The volume for HG-cod – both frozen and fresh - is increasing. There is a huge market for frozen line fish in the UK, and the market is requesting more frozen-atsea from Norway.
British consumers are price sensitive. When their incomes increase, their consumption of fresh cod fi lets follow suit. But when the prices of fresh cod fi lets increase, the consumption decreases accordingly. There is also a connection between increased prices of fresh cod fi lets and fresh haddock fi lets. After the Brexit referendum in June 2016, the British pound has devalued both against the Norwegian krone and the US dollar. This has made imported goods more expensive. So far it has not affected Norwegian seafood products noticeably. Both the market and the retailers maintain that the consumers shall not pay for the devaluation of the pound. But according to fisheries delegate, Jack- Robert Møller there will be discussions about prices and how to ensure the highest profi ts for the British operators. This year the Seafood Council will increase its budgets for cod and haddock by 30% in Great Britain in order to step up the efforts. This should strengthen both market access and the marketing of cod and haddock. Stock fish to Nigeria Nigeria with its 180 million people is already a substantial market for Norwegian stock fish, and with the large population growth expected, it will only grow larger. Norway has been exporting stock fish to Nigeria since the 1890’s, and most Nigerians are familiar with Norwegian seafood. For the older generation in the south-eastern part of the country, this is particularly evident. The last two years the export of stock fish has been reduced from 11 854 tons in 2014 to 6249 tons last year. There has also been a reduction in the export of stock fish heads, from 1726 tons to 1095 tons during the same period. Two reasons for this are low oil prices and therefore reduced dollar profi ts. This has led to imported goods being 2.5 to 3 times more expensive. Simultaneously, the basis for calculating import duty has been changed. This has also contributed to an increase in the price of stock fish. So far the import duty on stock fish heads has been reduced by 20 % to 10 % and the authorities are willing to change the way they calculate the duty on stock fish in general. The Nigerian Central Bank is also working on changing the import duty system which will lower duties on all fish.
- We see a potential in informing people in other parts of the country and the younger generation about our stock fish. Therefore we will use any opportunity to inform people about the quality and nutritional content of Norwegian seafood. The purpose is to emphasize the high quality of Norwegian seafood and to ensure that this information reaches the young generation, says fisheries delegate, Trond Kostveit.
China is by far the world’s leading
producer, exporter and consumer of
seafood. The nation’s understanding
of seafood includes a broad range of
species such as fish, shellfish, mollusk and
seaweed. Most of China’s own production
is consumed domestically and sold at
low prices. The most commonly used
everyday fish is fresh water fish purchased
while the fish is still alive. The ‘wet market’
is the most important channel for everyday
fish, but it can also be bought in modern
Over the past 10 years, a strong growth in the consumption of imported seafood has taken place in China. The most popular is salmon, but there are also substantial imports of lobster, Antarctic toothfish and other less commonly used seafood species. Salmon has found a position in the market where few other species can compete. Between 87% and 90% of all salmon consumed in China is consumed raw as part of a dish called sashimi.
Approximately 75% to 80% of all salmon is eaten in restaurants, with Japanese restaurants being the most common. In 2016, between 70 000 and 80 000 tons of Atlantic salmon was consumed in China. Only a small percentage of this was salmon from Norway. Gaining access to the market has been a big challenge for the six previous years. A normalizing of market access is now expected and this may lead to an increased market share. The Norwegian Seafood Council estimates a share of 65 % in China.
- We are talking about a potential of 45 000 to 52 000 tons in just a short period of time. Over a longer period we expect a signifi cant increase in the consumption of salmon in China to 240 000 tons by 2025 if the access is there, says fisheries delegate in China, Sigmund Bjørgo.
Nigeria with its 180 million people is already
a substantial market for Norwegian stock
fish, and with the large population growth
expected, it will only grow larger. Norway
has been exporting stock fish to Nigeria
since the 1890’s, and most Nigerians are
familiar with Norwegian seafood. For the
older generation in the south-eastern part
of the country, this is particularly evident.
The last two years the export of stock fish
has been reduced from 11 854 tons in
2014 to 6249 tons last year. There has also
been a reduction in the export of stock
fish heads, from 1726 tons to 1095 tons Atlantic cod, on the other hand, is a
completely new product in China. There
is in fact not a Chinese word for cod.
Still one sees a large and increasing
demand for high quality seafood among
the Chinese. Through the project “Cod in
China” the Norwegian Seafood Council
has revealed that Norwegian cod has a
signifi cant potential in the market.
- We defi nitely see the biggest potential for cod as everyday dinner for the growing middle class in the domestic market. It is amazing how well cod fi ts the Chinese cuisine. It is easy to replace other types of fish with cod when making traditional Chinese seafood meals. You end up with a safe, healthy and tasty meal, explains Bjørgo while adding that there is an increasing interest in Norwegian cod. Several Norwegian and Chinese companies work to develop this exciting market. The Seafood Council estimates that within fi ve years of relevant distribution the potential may be 20 000 tons.
India has a population of 1.3 billion,
expected to increase to 1.5 billion by
2025. Even though the consumption of
seafood today is a modest six kilos per
person annually, it has increased six fold
over the last 20 years. The consumption
of fresh fish has seen a high increases due
to a general mistrust of frozen food. India
exports substantially more seafood than
it imports. Approximately 920 000 tons,
mainly fresh water shrimps and scampi,
are being exported while only about
18 000 tons, mainly Pangasius from Asia,
is imported. With a growth in consumption
of 5 % annually, India will be short of one
million tons of seafood by 2025. Some of
the demand will be replaced by land-based
and marine aquaculture and some from
sea fishing with ocean going vessels that
can fish further from the coast. The import
of seafood will nevertheless constitute an
increased share of the consumption.
With an Indian middle class estimated at about 400 million and constantly growing, there should be between 20 and 30 million potential consumers for Norwegian seafood in the big cities. The most obvious challenges for sales increase are the low Indian prices, which make Norwegian seafood seem expensive in comparison.
- We are talking about fresh salmon at 300 NOK per kilo and smoked salmon at 1000 NOK per kilo while local fish cost on the average between 30 and 170 NOK per kilo. Norwegian export has been low due to high import duties, at times as high as 37%. Another hindrance is that salmon and cod are not well-known among the middle class. This is why the market is small today, only a total of 450 tons of salmon, the Norwegian share being about 40%. It is worth noting that Indians mainly eat whitefish, which is a niche where Norwegian cod can compete against local fish, even on price. This is an area we are planning to look at, especially in Kolkata, where fish is eaten almost daily, says Norwegian Seafood Council’s project manager for India, Yogi Shergill. Today the Norwegian Seafood Council focuses on cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Chennai, Pune plus the tourist destination Goa. These are cities with good purchasing power and places where fish are being consumed. The main focus will be marketoriented promotions with food tasting in the larger grocery stores. Salmon and cod will also be promoted for conferences, wedding markets, restaurants and hotels. The Seafood Council will also consider using Indian celebrities as part of the marketing. Shergill says that there are already a handful Norwegian exporters working with local importers. They are small, regional and fragmented companies, but several big supermarkets are taking over the cold storage from harbors and airports. It will be natural for them to consider importing directly from Norwegian fish farmers or exporters.
- We also see IKEA’s focus on India as a way to make salmon more known as the company is planning to serve salmon in their many cafeterias. IKEA plans to build 25 warehouses in different parts of India, which may lead to the Indian middle class starting to purchase more salmon. 25 million middle class Indians eating one kilo salmon a year, equals 25 000 tons of salmon. That is my dream, but we still have a long way to go, concludes Seafood Council’s project manager for India, Yogi Shergill.
The Norwegian aquaculture industry has
the potential to grow its production volumes
five-fold from 2010 levels to 5 million tons
by 2050. But it has been hindered lately by
biological conditions. Norwegian salmon
will increase only 2-4% in volumes this year
to 1.2 million tons -- still below 2012 levels –
partly because of sea lice, according to the
Norwegian Seafood Council.
“If there was a solution for sea lice, we could have grown with the given technology,” said Alf-Helge Aarskog, Marine Harvest chief executive during its third quarter results presentation this past November. “We will need radical new technology.”
One potential answer is to move the industry
further offshore to more exposed sites.
Norway’s Marine Harvest, the world’s
largest producer of Atlantic salmon, has
joined forces with SINTEF Ocean and the
Norwegian University of Life Sciences
(NMBU) on developing a new research
platform, the Blue Revolution Center, which
will test new aquaculture technologies in the
highly weather-exposed sites of Frøya.
As part of that vision, the trio has sought six technology-focused Research and Development licenses from the Norwegian Fisheries Directorate to build a dual laboratory-auditorium on a specially designed floating fish feed barge that could host up to 30 visitors and test new types of technology for raising salmon farther offshore. Marine Harvest currently has two of its most exposed fish farm sites nearby at Tennøya and Valøyan connected to the barge. In the future, the center could also be tied in to test Beck, a new type of subsea cage.
“This is to test technology that otherwise would not have been invented,” said Ragnar Joensen, Marine Harvest group manager technology. “Many of these new technology companies don’t have a place to test.” “This is also an opportunity for universities to take students out to the fish, rather than just teach them in Trondheim or Oslo,” he added.
Among the different concepts that could be tested at the offshore lab are subsea fish feeding concepts with submerged hoses and condensed mooring systems. Currently most fish feeding occurs at the surface via long floating hoses, taking up much of the area from fishermen. Another research area is remote-operated subsea drones capable of swimming back and forth on a line. These could monitor fish swimming patterns and see, for example, if the fish are stressed after a delousing treatment.
“I think there is a lot of potential using drones,” said Bård Wathne Tveiten, SINTEF Ocean vice president. “You get real time indicators for fish welfare. You can change the operational conditions in an instant.”
SINTEF Ocean will contribute with
technology, IT and sensor competence,
while Marine Harvest will be responsible for
management and operations on this project.
NMBU, which specializes on biology, health,
veterinary medicine and bio production, will
have a particular responsibility for research
on fish welfare and health at the Blue
Revolution Center. Genetics and breeding could be among the future research
“There are many interesting areas,” said
Øystein Lie, NMBU dean, in an NMBU
article. “It could be relevant for example
to exploit new brood stock in these
aquaculture facilities, and perhaps create
locally sourced feed for the facilities.”
The new research center could become a game changer for the development of new and innovative aquaculture concepts. This is a relatively new area for SINTEF Ocean at the Marine Technology Center, which has primarily focused on development, verification and advanced testing of oil and gas, offshore renewables, and maritime concepts, according to Tveiten.
The interest for advanced analyses and model testing in the aquaculture industry started a few years back after hurricane Berit pounded the west coast of Norway, damaging many fish cages and triggering fish escapes. Testing at the Blue Revolution Center would be even more relevant now as fish farmers push their cages farther out into more exposed waters and harsh environments to avoid sea lice infestations. Moreover, it would take place on the fish’s premises in their natural environment.
“The technology has to meet the biology at some stage,” said Tveiten. “We don’t have salt water (at SINTEF Ocean’s lab in Trondheim). The question is whether these are places where we have happy fish.”
The Blue Revolution Center’s technology
Research and Development licenses
are currently under consideration by the
Fisheries Directorate. Separately, Marine
Harvest submitted an application for six
development licenses last year for testing
up to fi ve 100-meter long, spiral-shaped
Beck cages. Each steel cage would hold up
to 200,000 fish, totaling one million if all fi ve
are approved. The directorate has pledged
to award free development concessions
for up to 15 years to projects that promote
technology that can solve the environmental
and acreage challenges facing the
The Beck enclosed cage system could potentially stop salmon escapes and reduce sea lice by submerging the fish to louse-free zones. Sea lice typically thrive at the surface, which is a problem for the more conventional farms closer to shore. When biological conditions warrant, the Beck cage sinks the fish lower to reduce lice exposure. The cage can also be submerged for rough weather and wave conditions to protect the steel and net structure.
Marine Harvest hopes to have tested fi ve Beck cages over a six-year period starting with a prototype in 2018. The company has applied for four out of the more than 40 submitted development license applications, including the Egg, Marine Donut, and converted dry bulk carrier. Marine Harvest recently received an initial positive feedback for its egg-shaped closed cage system developed in partnership with Hague Aqua.
As of January, the directorate had fully approved two concepts under the development licenses: Salmar’s Ocean Farming, a deep sea-farming concept that resembles a floating petroleum platform, and Nordlaks’ ship-shaped Havfarm.
In 2015, the Norwegian maritime industry
launched the DNV GL-led public private
initiative, the Green Coastal Shipping Program.
The idea was to encourage research and
development of green technology concepts
in the country’s shipping sector. Together with
25 partners from the Norwegian maritime
industry and authorities, they presented fi ve
pilot projects, mostly within oil and gas and
However, one of the pilots targets the aquaculture segment with an environmentally friendly fish farm support vessel. ABB has worked with the Norwegian Coastal Shipowners Association for the past year with Trondheim-based shipowner Egil Ulvans Rederi on developing a hybrid battery powered concept that is safer, more cost effective, and environmentally beneficial.
The objective of the pilot project is to define
how to best use a battery in combination
with a combustion engine to make an energy
efficient hybrid propulsion system. The
concept is based on a 70-meter long vessel
that can be converted to fit either a hybrid LNG
and battery powered propulsion system or a
diesel-plus-battery solution. Both concepts
would cut down on NOx, SOx and CO2
emissions. CO2 alone would be reduced by
240 tons per year, the equivalent of 130 cars.
ABB foresees using batteries in combination with marine diesel oil could lower both capital and operational expenditures. The vessel would rely on battery power to shave power peaks when loading and unloading at sea and absorb load changes from blasts and swells. A battery back-up solution would also create safer operations by reducing the risk of engine failure and serving as back up. Best of all, it would meet the growing customer requirement for sustainable solutions.
“Aquaculture companies are supposed to ask for these types of vessels because of the green and safe side,” said Jorulf Nergård, ABB vice president business development and short sea shipping. “The risk to cause damage to cages in the case of a blackout in the worst case with the worst conditions is reduced. Insurance costs could then be lower. So there are lots of issues that should be appreciated in new requests for vessels.”
ABB has started phase two of the project and is working on getting a shipyard to build or convert a vessel this year. The proposed concept vessel would be large enough to handle the more complex and demanding operations offshore that have come with the growing aquaculture sector. The trend in the industry has been towards larger fish farms in exposed waters, more delousing on wellboats, and larger-size smolt grown onshore to help the industry grow more sustainably.
Grovfjord Mekanisk Verksted has similarly
seen a growing need among its fish farming
customers for sustainable and environmentally
friendly solutions. As a result, the Norwegian
shipyard has developed a zero emission
workboat for fish farms called GMV Zero.
According to Arnold Hansen, the leader
behind the project, it would be the world’s first
fully battery powered vessel of this type -- a
good sales argument for fish farmers wanting
to have a green profile.
“Over the last half year there has been greater interest,” said Hansen. “In addition to the elimination of harmful emissions, we see a savings in operation expenditures, both in maintenance of the diesel motors which have to be changed every 5-10 years and the costs related to diesel and luboil. One fish farmer, for example, delivers salmon to a US chain that is absolutely explicit that their product must be as sustainable as possible.”
According to Ashley Bouldin, engagement planning director at US-based marketing agency The Food Group, there are new food consumption drivers among the largest population in the US, the Millennials and Generation X between 18-50 years old. Before, consumers focused on price, taste, and convenience. Now the young “idealist” generation is also concerned about social impact.
“They are looking to buy from companies that are giving back and are responsible,” said Bouldin during her presentation at the Norwegian Seafood Council Aquaculture Conference 2016 in Oslo.
The idea for GMV Zero originally started
several years ago as way to eliminate
the exposure of the workers on board
to carcinogenic diesel exhaust particle
emissions. Since then, the prices of batteries
have dropped dramatically and the number
of fish farms along the Norwegian coast with
electricity from the grid has increased to about
85% of all farm locations. Both factors have
contributed to making 100% battery operation
feasible. The prototype vessel will first start
operations for Norwegian salmon producers
Northern Light Salmon and Sørrollnes Fisk.
GMV is currently building the 14-metre long vessel, which will service two fish farms over a 15-18 months’ test period starting by June. The vessel will test all stages of farming and collect data on energy requirements for various work operations. The expectations are that GMV Zero could save at least NOK 190,000 per year in operational expenditures compared to a diesel-powered boat and reduce CO2 and NOx emissions by 113 tons and 1.15 tons respectively. The ship is designed to service 12 cages up to fi ve nautical miles from its base for a full day without recharging.
GMV Zero’s catamaran is similar to electric fishing boat Karoline by Selfa Arctic, which was nominated for the innovation prize at Nor- Fishing Conference 2016 in Trondheim. Nordic Wildfish received Nor-Fishing’s environmental prize by the Norwegian Fisheries Directorate for its energy-effi cient freezer technology and method for processing catch on-board its trawlers Roaldsnes and Molnes.
Nordic Wildfish is also pioneering green initiatives in wild catch with its new EcoFive (Eco-friendly Fishing Vessel) trawler concept, which relies on LNG power combined with batteries. The Norwegian fishing company has worked with ship designer Seacon, Finnøy Gear & Propeller and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology on designing an energy effi cient hull and propeller system optimized for towing speeds and roughly 30% lower energy costs.
Nearly 200 countries have signed the United
Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals
(SDG) spanning poverty to partnership. The
challenge has been how to incorporate them
practically into businesses practice given
that there are more than 800 standards for
reporting sustainable development and no one
wants a red bottom line.
“People want a low carbon society, but not a low income,” said Idar Kreutzer, leader of the Green Competitiveness Committee, during the launch of the DNV GL report Future of Spaceship Earth: The Sustainable Development Goals Business Frontiers, this past October.
Seafood producer Cermaq was one of the 17
different companies contacted by DNV GL to
present business case scenarios for achieving
each of the 17 goals by 2030. The Norwegian
subsidiary of Mitsubishi has worked the
past year on implementing five focus areas
based on sustainability: SDG #2 healthy
nutritional food; #14 thriving oceans; #8 people
leadership; #12 responsible production, and
#13 climate action.
Cermaq has for example used a new technology called iFarm to solve the challenges that restrict growth in salmon farming through a high-tech sorting method. This is in line with Sustainable Development Goal #14, also known as Life Below Water, which focuses on the conservation and sustainable use of the oceans, seas and marine resources.
The sensors of iFarm have computer vision that can recognize salmon based on their dot patterns. The technology then registers the number of fish, size, amount of sea lice, and possible signs of disease. The company has applied for 10 Norwegian development licenses to mature the technology into an industrial product.
“We can reduce treatment when we treat only the fish that has lice,” said Cermaq chief executive Geir Molvik. “Similarly, we sort on the basis of weight and remove the fish ready for harvest without stressing the remaining fish.”
“This is a technological leap for cage-based salmon farming, where we shift from groupbased operations to individual registration and treatment.”
Under another sustainable initiative, Cermaq is focusing on responsible production (SDG #12) through its Pincoy Project in Chile. The company has partnered on Pincoy with Skretting, Aquagen, Blue Genomics, Pharmaq, Centrovet, Blumar, Ventisqueros to combat SRS (Septicemic Rickettsial Syndrome) to reduce the use of antibiotics by 50%. The deadly bacterial disease is responsible for the majority of salmon mortalities in Chile.
Projects such as iFarm and Pincoy deal
with one of the main challenges threatening
the aquaculture industry, i.e. sea lice and
fish disease. But there are still other threats.
Fish escapes, access to raw materials and
resource management, acreage conflicts,
and organic waste also challenge the sector’s
sustainability. The integration of different
renewable energies and the wise use of
the generated organic waste, also known
as sludge, could become a new business
opportunity for fish farmers, according to CMR
The Bergen-based research group has been working on a solution called Green Fish Farming (GFF) aiming to achieve zero emission to air and water. The GFF concept applies to both onshore and sea-based closed fish farms. Depending on the size and location of the closed fish farms, the GFF concept can integrate different renewable technologies to generate power, such as wind, solar, wave, and hydro.
Currently closed fish farms buy oxygen to oxygenate the fish in sea cages, often at a high price. The GFF concept aims incorporate an electrolysis unit to locally produce needed oxygen and also hydrogen for use in the maritime and transport sectors, such as local boats, or to commercialize it for other external customers.
“I have not seen it elsewhere,” said Crina Ilea, CMR Protetch senior researcher. “Our preliminary calculations show that this is a very good business case for large fish farms.”
In addition to producing power, oxygen and
hydrogen, the GFF aims to transform the
generated sludge deposits into valuable
by-products, such as gas, oil, char, energy
and fertilizer. The concept could produce
biofuels and biogas via anaerobic digesters
or thermal decomposition with additional
help from algae, microalgae and shells
from biomass farms or grow vegetable via
aquaponics. According to a Norwegian
Institute of Bioeconomy Research report, the
fish farming industry could produce 70-190
million cubic meters of methane biogas,
equivalent up to 2Twh energy, from collecting
and using all the sludge from 1 million tons of
Another option is to convert the generated sludge into bio-fuels for greener industries. Norcem, for example, last year tested dried fish waste from Flatanger Settefisk to power its cement plant in Tysfjord. That saves the energy-intensive aluminum and cement industries from having to rely on fossil fuels. These methods of recycling sludge also avoid the problem of having to either burn it and pollute the air or leaving the large quantities of fish waste deposits at the bottom of the sea, ruining sea life growth there.
“I would not be surprised to see that in the near future they will be forced by EU regulations to either close their farms or to pay for polluting the water,” said Ilea.
CMR Prototech received pre-project funds from Losna Seafood and NCE Maritime Clean Tech to study the possibilities of integrating the GFF concept in their specific cases and fi nd new ways of collaborating. This February, it applied for a local grant from Regional Forskningsfond Vestlandet for a project to efficiently handle the sludge generated by closed fish farms. CMR Prototech plans to collaborate with Norwegian and international partners to help commercialize the GFF concept.
The global well boat market currently consists
of about 125 vessels, with Norway as the
largest market followed by Chile. The sector
has been experiencing a period of rapid
growth – with 16 new orders expected to be
delivered in 2016-2017 – as demand for new
and large vessels grows.
Vessel use in salmon farming systems has been increasing due to increased smolt transportation, sea lice, grading of fish, freshwater treatments and harvesting, according to Alf-Helge Aarskog, Marine Harvest chief executive. In addition, the aquaculture shipping market is currently fragmented and dominated by mainly familyowned shipping companies in Norway.
“We see significant scope for integration in this area of our operations,” said Aarskog.
This was the backdrop for Norway’s Marine
Harvest establishing a joint venture this
year with Deep Sea Supply called DEES
Aquaculture Shipping. The new company
will manage a new fleet of well boats, harvest
boats, feed vessels and service vessels that
will both help streamline production and cut
costs associated with the area. The 50:50 joint
venture will also be able to secure attractive
financing with its long-term charters and
strong shareholder base, as well as compete
for external contracts.
“I am pleased that the aquaculture shipping joint venture has contracted two new orders: one well boat and one harvest vessel,” said Aarskog, in connection with the presentation of second quarter results this August. “This represents an interesting opportunity to reduce cost and at the same time improve biology for Marine Harvest.”
The first vessel, a NOK 227 million multipurpose well boat, will be delivered in the third quarter of 2017 for use on its Canadian farming operations. The other, a NOK 179 million harvest vessel, will be ready by the first quarter of 2018. The vessel will be able to kill and transport approximately 40,000 GWT annually. The joint venture is planning to utilize the harvest vessel in Marine Harvest’s Norwegian farming operations.
Norwegian ship owners are also looking to
capitalize on the tight market for well boats
and secure better profits. A recent survey by
iLaks.no showed more than 40% earnings
(before interest and tax) margin on well boats
by some of the bigger companies such as
Rostein and Sølvtrans, as well as Bømlo
Brønnbåtservice and Seivåg Shipping.
That could offer hope for the struggling
offshore sector. Salmon prices have reached
historic highs. Meanwhile oil prices are in
a slump and there are about 96 offshore
vessels laid up without contracts. The majority
of those, about 56, are oil service platform
supply vessels (PSV) that potentially could be
converted to well boats.
Norwegian shipyard Havyard has investigated the possibility and proposed offering rebuilds of its PSVs into well boats. According to Trygve Solaas, Havyard vice president projects within sales, conversion and repair, it would cost about NOK 100 million to convert a 2,000 cubic meter PSV in about four months’ time into a live fish carrier. That could compete with the 5-6 months’ average outfi tting time for a new hull – partly because of all the other machinery that also needs be added.
“This could be used in Scotland and Chile, but we thought at fi rst it would be appropriate for the big problems with unemployed tonnage (in Norway),” said Solaas. “We have built live fish carriers before from scratch and have a lot of experience with conversions. This is less invasive than what Farstad is doing, but the base philosophy is to convert unused tonnage for other purposes.”
Norwegian ship owner Farstad made its first
foray into aquaculture with a test project this
year using PSV Far Server. The vessel was
outfitted with environmental technology that
is revolutionizing delousing of farmed fish.
The company partnered with Fjordlaks Aqua,
SeaSide, and Optimar Stette on a chemicalfree
method using warm water to fl ush sea
lice off salmon.
Ålesund-based Farstad has traditionally served the petroleum sector. However, its current anchor handling and PSVs are experiencing a low fleet utilization rate amidst low oil prices. It is important to look at new possibilities in the current market, according to Karl-Johan Bakken, Farstad chief executive.
“Our competence lends itself to the offshore industries,” said Bakken. “The question is whether this can be a side business.”
The use of warm water for delousing is not new per se, but the method of controlling the treatment temperature and the fish’s containment time is. Using Optimar Stette’s new OptiLice method, delousing occurs as a continuous process under high capacity and with no discharge. The process water is fi ltered and lice destroyed. Tests showed it was possible to delouse 100 tons of fish per hour onboard Far Server, which was placed next to the offshore salmon farms.
“We are extremely pleased with the results of the collaborative project,” said Amund Pedersen, Fjordlaks Aqua project leader. “Optimar Stette’s method represents a significant improvement compared to alternative solutions. Fish maintain their slime coating and absorb nutrients shortly after delousing as opposed to chemical treatment methods.”
Norwegian well boat companies:
Rostein, Solvtrans, Norsk Fisketransport,
Frøy Sjøtransport, Nordlaks Transport,
Seigrunn, Seivåg Shipping, Napier, Mowi
Star, Gerda Sæle, Intership, and Aqua
The Norwegian Coastal Shipping Companies’ members comprise a fl eet of 55 well boats, 31 feed boats and 33 service vessels. Well boats in Norway transport 1.3 million slaughtered fish and 320 million smolt annually.
Aalesund Seafood AS focuses on white fish from the Atlantic Ocean, and strives to be a solid and reliable supplier of quality products. The company produces clip fish, wet salted cod, light salted cod filets and manages sales of sea frozen whitefish products.
As well as exporting and importing fish, Aalesund Seafood also owns its own vessels and has in addition solid agreements with both Norwegian and foreign vessels. This gives the company full control over the quality of products and ensures continuous access to fresh and frozen raw materials.
The company – which is a subsidiary of Aalesund Shipping Group AS – has a longstanding experience in selling and buying seafood from markets all over the world, such as the United Kingdom, Russia, Portugal, Spain, Germany, Poland, Asia, USA and South America. Close contact with customers and knowledge of their needs enables Aalesund Seafood to keep track of market development at all times and adapt to changing trends quickly and efficiently.
The AquaScan Fishcounter is specifically designed for the high capacity counting of fish being transported through pipes. The fish pass unrestricted through an advanced sensor which registrers their size and counts them. Up to four counting sensors can transmit their data to the control unit simultaneously. They are ideal for use with grading machines or fish pumps.
Farmers can easily install the rugged, non-corrosive AquaScan Fishcounter themselves, as it requires only a minimal change to existing pipe/grader arrangements. The watertight electronics are reliable and very durable. To facilitate maintenance, the system’s modular design allows separate servicing or replacement of sub-units, if necessary.
The Akvaplan-niva scientists provide a
variety of assessment and monitoring
services, designed to meet international
regulations, standards and expectations
on all water related activities. They
work on innovation and development of
industries such as offshore oil and gas,
shipping, mining and aquaculture.
All human activities impact the environment. Akvaplan-niva provides strategic assessments (SEIA) of public and private plans and programs initial of any industrial activities and perform project specific Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA’s) within industry development, resource exploration, infrastructure, aquaculture, waste handling and clean-up related to the aquatic sphere. Their accredited services include sampling, analysis and interpretation according to Norwegian and international standards and manuals.
Akvaplan-niva has 110 employees in the categories scientists and advisors. Seven of their employees have positions as Associated Professors at universities in Norway and abroad. The research infrastructure includes an accredited laboratory for identification of benthic animals as part of environmental assessment and monitoring of industries like petroleum and aquaculture, a laboratory for chemical analysis of organic compounds, and a specially designed laboratory for low temperature experimental ecotoxicological studies on Arctic organisms.
To fulfil the needs of business,
industry and society, Akvaplanniva
provides advice, guiding and
recommendations based on high quality
science. Authorities and developers
responsible for the environmental
management, implement our advice
and analyses into their plans and projects.
The Akvaplan-niva scientists provide a variety of assessments and monitoring services, designed to meet national and international regulations, standards and expectations. Monitoring of environmental status, contamination levels and biodiversity in both water and at the seabed are key activities for The Akvaplan-niva accredited chemistry and biology laboratories. Scrutinizing the environmental footprints of industry and developments provide basis for optimizing their clients’ environmental performance, which is a central goal for all Akvaplan-niva activities.
The aquaculture department at Akvaplanniva
provides a range of consultancy and laboratory services. This includes
environmental monitoring, impact and risk
assessments, aquaculture design and
management consultancy, R&D on new
aquaculture species as well as a number
of accredited environmental and technical
Akvaplan-niva has undertaken 2000 site surveys for aquaculture in Norway, Greece, Turkey, Philippines, Chile as well as the Red Sea.
Their staff is experienced with a variety of marine and fresh-water species from cold and warm water regions and provides:
The suitability of a site for fish farming
depends on many environmental and physical
factors which influence the design and
construction of facilities that enable efficient
and sustainable operation.
The amount of fish that can be produced from an area and the amount of local environmental pollution is determined by natural conditions such as bottom topography and water currents, in combination with the size of production and type of production system.
A site suitability survey is carried out to assess the suitability of the specifically selected site for sustainable fish farming and for engineering of moorings and cage systems and any environmental or other risks there may be at the site.
The Aquaculture R&D department at Akvaplanniva
conducts R&D projects with focus on
new aquaculture species, new and improved
production technology. Their aim is to ensure
that the aquaculture research delivered is both
of high scientifi c quality and relevant to the
aquaculture industry in their effort to develop
a profitable and sustainable production.
The Aquaculture R&D department team
works closely with the aquaculture industry
in its effort to make scientific knowledge
applicable in real “daily life” situations at the
fish farm. Through this, the team functions as
a “bridge-builder” between academia and the
Arctic Group Maritime AS was
established in Tromsø in 1990 and has
since 2001 had a branch in Sweden,
situated close to the Fishing Harbor of
Gothenburg. From here Arctic Group
conducts purchases and sales within the
As a licensed exporter the company supplies Norwegian seafood of high quality world-wide. All trading is conducted in a reliable and professional manner. The company’s experience over more than two decades in the international export market gives it an excellent knowledge that is used on a day-to-day basis to execute trades properly and efficiently. Managing director of the company is Per-Gunnar S. Ballo and commercial operator is Ståle B. Ballo.
Through years of experience with
stockfish, Arctic Group Maritime secures
high quality based on Norwegian
traditions. The company offers a wide
range of stockfish products, both natural
and artificially dried. Both stockfish
bodies and stockfish heads of cod,
haddock, saithe and ling are available
within the assortment.
King and Snow Crabs
Arctic Group Maritime AS is one of Norway's leading exporters of King Crab, caught at the coast line of the clean ice cold Barents Sea.
Arctic Group Maritime supplies a wide variety of high quality frozen fish products world-wide. The assortment includes products such as frozen cod, haddock and halibut, as well as products of salmon and trout.
Aquastructures certifies fish farm facilities
and manufacturers/suppliers comprised by
the NYTEK regulation. This includes plastic
and steel cages, feeding barges, nets and
mooring components, as well as other related
products and equipment.
Certified inspectors and engineers perform inspections of products and fish farm systems, to verify compliance with technical standards and regulations.
AquaSim is a time-domain FEA (Finite Element Analysis) software owned and developed by Aquastructures. AquaSim calculates the interaction between stiff and flexible components of different materials, cross sections and elasticity, exposed to static and hydrodynamic loads such as wind, current and waves. AquaSim is an ideal software tool for coupled analysis of larger systems combining mooring lines, membrane and net structures, flexible floatation systems and stiff superstructures. AquaSim is used by suppliers and engineers worldwide.
Aquastructures’ engineering team carries out both local and global analyses, which validate the total, structural strength of the system as well as single components and critical details. Analyses can be performed individually on nets, mooring systems, barges, cages, alternatively as a system, containing the relevant components simultaneously. The analyses satisfy applicable standards and regulations.
Today the company has offices all over Scandinavia, counts 100 employees and is a Northern European corporate with a turnover of approximately 600 million NOK. But the main office is still located at Frøya.
If you use BEWI as your supplier you get everything in one place. This is both efficient and cost-saving for you since you do not have to deal with other producers. Instead you can spend more time on your own core business.
Over time BEWI has developed four
core values that are the company’s
backbone and guideline:
Responsibility: BEWI takes responsibility for each other, work assignments, local communities and society at large.
Pride: BEWI is proud of the assignments accomplished and for always being at the forefront.
Stability: BEWI aims to be a stable and dependable partner with a long term and strategic mindset. The company wants to create a stable workplace and be predictable and respectful to each other and to its customers.
Quality: BEWI wants to be recognized because of its quality work. The company also aims to be exact down to the smallest details.
Qiao Chen is Market Director for Asia.
Her responsibility is to make sure that
Bravo-fish of high quality and right size
arrives on time on the other side of the
world, preferably as soon after slaughter
and packing as possible!
All this requires good planning before shipping and efficient tracking of shipments along the way. One must also be quick to react in the event of unforeseen circumstances. Bravo Seafood’s strength lies in its ability to organize and to be available 24/7. The company focuses on good service and customer satisfaction.
Qiao is Chinese, and speaks several different languages. She understands well customers’ needs and their quality requirements. Qiao says that Norwegian salmon is very popular in Asia for different reasons.
“The reddish meat is one of the most important factors. In addition, salmon is also very healthy and trendy. Its Norwegian origin is an extra guarantee for premium quality.”
That customers in Asia mainly want big size
salmon is nothing new, but each customer
also has their own quality requirements which
have to be met. Bravo Seafood can supply
fresh fish from its fish farmer partners from
north to south along the Norwegian coast,
and seeks to meet requirements to ensure
that customers get the fish they want.
It is a long journey to the Far East. Bravo Seafood’s transport contractors ensure that shipments are loaded onto the right plane and the loads are taken care of all along the way. Salmon from the cold Norwegian fjords is a fresh food product. Many aspects such as temperature and time are critical factors and need to be taken into account during the long journey.
Eimskip Norway operates a fleet of reefer vessels and provides flexible and comprehensive services to its customers. By combining Eimskip’s container vessels, together with its reefer vessels, the company is able to find the best solutions for its customers.
Eimskip offers regular service for containerized transports to and from a wide range of ports in the North Atlantic.
With direct port-to-port transport of full or part loads of chilled or frozen consignments, Eimskip’s spot service connects Scandinavia/ Europe to the North Atlantic, Russia, Poland, the Baltic and other viable markets.
Eimskip is a key international player in reefer logistics. By providing comprehensive doorto- door logistics solutions, Eimskip connects continents – fast and efficiently – through contacts worldwide. The forwarding and liner services complement and support each other in providing an integrated multimodal worldwide service.
Eimskip Norway operates coldstores in Kirkenes, Tromsø, Sortland and Ålesund. The company is a partner in a worldwide coldstore network in which discharging, online inventory, tallying and agency are all a part of a day’s work as well as connections to worldwide transport modes.
Eimskip’s team of highly qualified personnel offer their services in issuing specialized certificates, export and import documents.
Fjordlaks Aqua is a fully integrated trout farmer with 7 aquaculture licenses, in-house smolt production and primary processing plant. The company is headquartered in Aalesund, Norway and has an annual production of around 10,000 tons of rainbow trout from its 5 sea locations in Storfjorden in Stranda and Norddal kommune.
Sustainable production of high quality
products is Fjordlaks Aqua’s core focus.
Going forward the company also has strong
growth ambitions and plan to further solidify
its position as a leading producer of farmed
rainbow trout. In that respect Fjordlaks Aqua
is planning a number of major investments
including new a wellboat, new smolt facility
and one new sea location.
The company is 50/50 owned by Hofseth International in Aalesund and Alliance Seafoods in Japan. Hofseth International is one of Europe’s largest processors of salmon and trout
FrioNordica offers a full range of ice
machines and ice plants to cover all of the
requirements for onboard as well as landbased
installations. Finsam containerized
ice plants with plate ice machines and
ice rake systems have proven to be the
most reliable solution for fishing ports and
processing plants worldwide. Such plants
can be made fully automatic including
“Auto-Ice” for self-service delivery to
vessels and trucks.
FrioNordica offers two different concepts for ice slurry. One solution is based on use from an existing ice plant, the other by using the Finsam Flow-Ice units, which makes ice directly from seawater.
Aquaterm heat exchangers represent new technology in refrigeration, using enhanced tubular geometry and effective thin film principles in evaporation and condensation. These are the most compact designs on the market. Other features include low refrigerant charge, leak-proof welded tube-to-tube sheet joints and non-corrosive plastic end caps. Tubes and tube sheets are made of titanium for seawater applications. For freshwater applications, stainless 316 is used. FrioNordica offers assembled RSW and heat pump units with a capacity range of 90 to 2.500 kW. RSW systems can also be delivered as a package of components for tailor made installation on board.
The new RSW and heat pump models are equipped with FrioLogica Control, which is an electronic monitoring and control device for compressor and connected processes, with easy- to-operate touch display and online information on relevant conditions such as pressures, temperatures, flow, running hours, percent capacity, safety controls and alarm history. The system can communicate via internet and to central control systems.
FrioNordica is able to offer a full program of titanium heat exchangers for refrigeration plants. This program includes shell and tube condensers, oil coolers, and spray chillers. This product range also includes Flow-Ice generators to be used by other ice machine manufacturers. All titanium heat exchangers are offered with a 10-year warranty against corrosion.
Hofseth International AS offers a wide selection of seafood products based on Norwegian raw materials. Products are offered in either standardized form or custom packaged based on customer’s specification and needs. The company places a great deal of pride in having an expansive base of knowledge so that its customers will always feel secure with the products they buy. Hofseth International AS produces mainly finished products consisting of salmon and trout.
In order to ensure that the company’s products always meet the highest quality level, Hofseth International AS maintains BRC ratings for both processing facilities. This ensures that the company not only deliver the highest quality, but also provides full traceability and food safety.
Hydema Syd AS offers a comprehensive product line designed to automate and improve the general working conditions for costal fishermen and fish farmers.
Hydema Syd AS’ products are sold and serviced by local representatives worldwide.
Hordafor concentrates its efforts on two
products – liquid hydrolyzed salmon protein
H-pro® and salmon oil H-oil®. These products
are based exclusively on by-products
from farmed salmon processed for human
consumption, thereby guaranteeing very high
standards of freshness and full traceability.
A huge advantage in using this raw material to produce Hordafor’s quality products: H-pro® and H-oil®.
As part of the company’s ongoing
commitment to grow a geographical
presence alongside of their customers,
Maritech’s innovative seafood software
solutions are sold around the world by
Maritech AS in Norway and by Maritech
Dynamics in North America, with offices in
Oslo, Molde, Averøy, Harstad and Tromsø,
Halifax, and Seattle.
Maritech’s software solutions improve daily procurement and sales processes with connected order, warehouse management and inventory optimization, sell through and direct store delivery, rapid sales and wholesale business. Their industry solutions provide the marketing, logistics, and financial capabilities that seafood operations need in order to offer customers and suppliers value-added services such as loyalty management, multiple currency, multiple languages, labeling and central billing of invoices.
Processing functions tailored for seafood
production include yield profit contribution
calculation and dual units of measure
capabilities to capture both catchweight
and base weight units for variable weight
products so critical to seafood operations.
Maritech software solutions combine
HACCP-compliant quality with the food
distributor’s responsibility to be able to
track, trace, and recall specific batches
whilst constantly monitoring expiry dates
on perishable products. In addition,
companies gain comprehensive costing
and profitability analytics and forecasting
capabilities to help improve operational
excellence across the entire supply chain.
Maritech’s customers range in size from single unit facilities to large multi-national corporations who manage multiple, vertically integrated operations spanning diverse locations and markets. With seafood industry expertise developed over the course of forty years, the company’s distinctive international framework puts Maritech in an unparalleled position to meet the global challenges that characterize the intricate seafood and aquaculture sector.
Mr. Mathias Bjørge established the company in the summer of 1962, with a lifelong vision of making the "world's best salted and dried fish". With the help of his son Karl, he built the factory on their own land right at the center of the Norwegian coastline.
A few months later, the building was ready and Mathias Bjørge AS could begin production of salted and sun-dried fish. Now, more than 50 years later, the company is one of the few salted and dried fish producers still owned and run by a family. Over the generations, Mathias Bjørge AS has become well known on the global market because of its passion, innovation and focus on high quality products.
Nordea’s strength and stability comes from the expertise from its 30000 employees and the diversifi ed geographical exposure across the home markets. In addition, the expertise across the wide range of products, services and solutions that Nordea provides within banking, asset management and insurance make the bank one of the 10 largest universal banks in Europe in terms of total market capitalization. Nordea builds trusted relationships through its strong engagement with both customers and society. Nordea is one of few European banks with an AA- rating.
The Nordea share is listed on the Nasdaq
Stockholm, Nasdaq Helsinki and Nasdaq
Copenhagen exchanges. The bank is proud of
being the Leading Nordic Retail Bank. Nordea is
the largest private bank, asset manager and life
and pensions provider in the Nordic countries.
Nordea’s Nordic banking roots run deep and for
nearly 200 years Nordea has enabled customers
to fulfil their goals and dreams. The bank’s family
tree includes some 300 banks in the Nordic
countries, founded from the 1820s onwards.
In the 1990s Nordea became four banks,
one in Sweden (Nordbanken), one in Finland
(Merita Bank), one in Denmark (Unibank)
and one in Norway (Christiania Bank og
Kreditkasse). In 2001, these four banks
created the foundation of the new banking
group Nordea under a vision to bring the best
Nordic ideas into one bank.
In 2017, Nordea simplified its legal structure by changing its subsidiary banks in Finland, Denmark and Norway into branches of the Swedish parent company, Nordea Bank AB (publ), to better reflect the way the bank operates.
A simpler structure decreases complexity and
enables the bank to focus on delivering the
best possible experiences to its customers.
Nordea’s ambition with the transformation is
to make it even easier for the customers to deal with them and at the same time leverage
its expertise as One Nordea.
Today, Nordea holds leading positions in corporate and institutional banking as well as in retail and private banking. The bank is also the leading provider of life and pensions products in the Nordic countries. Nordea is among the 10 largest universal banks in Europe in terms of total market capitalization and has around 11 million customers, 30,000 employees and approximately 600 branch office locations.
Nordea is present in 16 countries around the world, operating through full-service branches, subsidiaries and representative offices. In addition to its own network, the bank has entered into various cooperation agreements with other banks worldwide in order to be able to offer its customers high-quality solutions for their international business.
Visit nordea.com to learn more about Nordea and for relevant contact information.
In economic terms, cod is the most important wild-caught species in the Norwegian fishery industry, and last year's catch value shattered all previous records. The combination of large cod quotas and high prices explain why the value on first hand never has been higher. During periods with low quotas, the price fishermen have received per kilogram cod has been higher than we see today, yet the combination of high quotas and high prices is unique. Why is this happening and what are the consequences for the Norwegian fishing industry?
Distance to the market and available technology have limited the types of products the Norwegian fishery industry can produce. Historically, much of the Norwegian cod has therefore been processed into either frozen filet products or conventional products such as salted fish, dried and salted fish and stockfish. A long shelf life is a common denominator for these product categories. This means that the products can be sold year-round, even when there are major seasonal variations in fishing. Because sellers have been unable to create awareness of the difference between cod and other, less expensive whitefish species such as Alaska pollockwhen the quotas have been high, low prices have been necessary in order to sell large volumes of frozen fillets. The consequence of this is that consumers have purchased cod because it was cheap, not because it was cod. This has meant that cod prices have often plummeted when quotas are high.
One challenge that is apparent in the production of conventional cod products, or "bacalhau", as it is referred to in many consumer markets, is that such products tie up capital due to their long production process and seasonal demand. Cod is usually fished in the period from January to May, with at least two-thirds of the demand concentrated around Christmas and Easter. This means that much of the fish is often left in storage warehouses or in production for four to six months. Therefore, access to capital constrains how much cod the industry can purchase, without selling first. These two factors are keys in explaining why cod prices have historically dropped significantly when quotas increased. However, when the quotas were low, buyers who wanted cod because they prefer cod had to compete for the available cod, which drove prices upward.
In the summer of 2012, the International Council for Exploration of the Sea published stock estimates showing a record peak in Northeast Atlantic cod stocks. The Norwegian cod quota increased from 340,000 tonnes in 2012 to 454,000 tonnes of cod in 2013, causing a sharp decline in prices. The price fishermen received for frozen cod fell from NOK 18.5 in the second quarter of 2012 to NOK 14 per kilo in the fourth quarter. Fishermen were therefore forced to expend significantly more resources to harvest approximately the same value from the sea.
Globalisation of the world market for frozen fish led to tougher competition for the cod. Access to fish was no longer an advantage as modern freezing and thawing technology, combined with low-cost logistics, meant that the fish could be processed independent of the catch and consumer location. Low-cost countries such as China thus enjoyed a major advantage in labour-intensive product categories, resulting in higher yield and less investments. The competition from China and other low-cost countries made significant inroads, substantially reducing the number of Norwegian whitefish companies throughout the 2000s. Norwegian industry therefore lacked the capacity to process all the cod that was caught, while still making money. The solution turned out to be export of fresh and frozen whole cod. In 2013, 200 000 tonnes of cod (measured in round weightvolume) was exported as a raw material, with Europe as the largest market.
This development yielded several benefits. The European processing industry is located close to both the market and the resource, where wages are usually significantly lower than in Norway. This means a lot of flexibility in which raw materials can be used, and which products can be produced. Processing companies in a number of EU countries can therefore produce and sell fresh, frozen and thawed products of both fresh and frozen commodities. This development contributed to the introduction of many new products in the market; at the same time as low commodity prices help stimulate sales. Likewise, shelf life improves when the cod is filleted before, rather than after, transport to the market. Norwegian cod has therefore contributed to many jobs abroad in recent years, and to an increasing degree in Europe.
When cod is sent straight out of the country, access to capital does not limit how much the industry can pay to fishermen. This development contributed to the emergence of new products which consumers are willing to pay more for than frozen fillets, increased demand, build-up of production capacity in Europe and gradually higher prices. All of these factors have helped nudge prices up to record levels, despite a continued high cod quota, viewed in a historical perspective.
Competition from the foreign processing industry which purchases the raw commodity has contributed to a higher first-hand price, which has made the fishing fleet the big winner overall in Norway. This explains why profitability in the coastal fleet and the ocean going fishing vessel fleet are at historic highs, and the values of the fishing quotas that are traded among the shipping companies are record-high. The competitive situation has made it particularly demanding for the Norwegian processing industry to make money on value adding. Proximity to the resource can yield advantages in certain product categories, while the distance to the market creates major challenges in other product categories. Heightened competition for the raw material, constraints related to high wage costs and distance to markets mean that only a limited selection of products can be produced profitably in Norway.
The consequence of this is that only the best and most agile fishery industry companies will survive and make money on processing a limited selection of cod products here in Norway. Salted fish, dried and salted fish and the stockfish industry have good prospects when it comes to profitability, but must prepare themselves for a lower production volume in the future. Similarly, technological development could make it profitable to produce frozen fillet products in Norway. It is most likely that production of fresh cod fillets will take place near the market, as that yields a number of advantages.
The Norwegian theologian and poet PetterDass, who was a parish priest in Alstadhaug in Northern Norway from 1689 until his death in 1707, was famous for his saying "Skuldtorskenossfeile,hvahavde vi da" (If the cod should fail us, what then?)". Cod has been important for Norway for thousands of years, because it has created jobs and wealth. With increased competition for the commodity, cod fishermen in Norway earn more and more, while some of the processing is being outsourced. This means that Norwegian cod is more than just a tasty treat internationally; it also contributes to creating jobs and prosperity far outside our own borders.
Njardar’s holding company, Knut Nærø Sild og Fiskeforretning, is a family business now in its fourth generation. The company started producing cod liver oil and clipfish in 1901, and opened its fi rst smokehouse in 1927. Njardar’s fish products are made according to the traditional methods of its holding company.
Herring has a long tradition in Norway.
Herring bones from 600 AD have been found
in settlements along the coast of Norway.
Later sources give an indication of how
important herring was – the Pope gave a
dispensation from a fishing ban on Sundays
in the 11th century and Magnus Lagabøte
had detailed directions for herring fishing in
the 12th century.
All herring that is to be smoked is first salted. The golden-smoked herring is hung when wet in a drying and smoking room. The smoking process takes 6–7 days. The silver-cured herring is smoked with the finest ingredients – namely, alder tree logs. The fish is dried and smoked at the same time. The entire process lasts 2–3 days. The hard cured negro process takes 10–12 days.
Njardar has been approved by Norsk Tradisjonsfisk to produce herring according to traditional conservation methods.
Njardar’s main export markets are:
Njardar’s products include:
Njardar produces fish products under the following brand names:
Nordic Group was founded in 1967 and this
year the company is proud to celebrate 50
exciting years in the seafood business! Today
Nordic Group is one of the leading exporters
of fresh and frozen wild White Fish, Scallops
and King Crab from Norway. In addition, its
daughter company in the USA is well known
for its consistent supply of high quality
products in the North American market.
At Nordic Group, the mission is to provide the customers with the right products at the right time, maintain the passion for excellent service and to conduct all the business dealings with honesty and integrity. Nordic Group is a partnership driven company dedicated to providing the products its customers need.
In addition to its own factory and packing stations in East Finnmark in northern Norway, Nordic Group works with the best suppliers along the Norwegian coast. The company supplies a whole range of species and products throughout the year, exclusively caught by the Norwegian coastal fl eet. Nordic Group also sources seafood globally from Canada, USA, China, Turkey, Eastern Europe and Russia, and sell in most countries in Europe as well as in the Middle East and Asia.
Nordic wildfish has integrated the vertical operations in fishing, primary processing and sales. This narrows the gap between sea and market, making it possible to develop a transparent and efficient value chain.
Nordic Wildfish’s aim and vision is to be an innovator in the fish industry, focused on sustainable harvesting, environmentallyfriendly production and high product quality. In their process -“The Nordic wildfish way” - they have implemented the best of R&D-work, i.e. gentle harvesting, water tank restitution, electrical stunning, CO2 freezing and onboard hydrolyzing.
Nordic Wildfish Sales delivers white fish, H&G processed and fresh frozen at sea, to seafood processors worldwide. As a pioneer of hydrolyzing rest raw material on-board, they increase their range of products to include high quality fish oil, protein and calcium – aimed at the ingredient and supplement industry.
Their deep-sea trawlers, Molnes, Roaldnes and Langenes, operate in the North Atlantic Ocean, and their total catch volume is approx. 25.000 Mt.
100% of Norway Royal Salmon’s salmon is produced in Norway. In remote areas along the coast, there the cold, fresh water provides the most optimal conditions for farmed salmon.
When Norway Royal Salmon started its journey towards becoming one of the leading manufacturers of sustainable Norwegian salmon, the company chosed the name with care. Norway Royal Salmon intended to give a clear signal about where the company was heading, in terms of the relationship with the natural environment, the public and customers. The name clearly reflects the company´s commitment.
For the most part, Norway Royal Salmon exports fresh whole salmon chilled on ice. However, the company can deliver salmon gutted in different ways, fillet trimmed in different ways, or as other types of cut. Don’t hesitate to ask.
Norway Royal Salmon exports almost 1 million meals of salmon every day. The sustainable salmon is most often shipped as fresh salmon chilled on ice. This method preserves excellent quality all the way to the market places of Europe, USA and Asia and says much about the efficiency of Norway Royal Salmon´s advanced production and logistics operations. Total control of the quality of salmon farming from smolt to the market place enables the company to ship fresh salmon around the world in this way. It is this excellent quality that makes it possible to serve the salmon raw as sushi or sashimi around the world.
Norsk Sjømat AS provides a wide range of great tasting treats from salmon bred in the fresh, clean and unpolluted Norwegian Fjords and coastal seawaters. The company’s assortment of favourites includes fillet, fillet portions, smoked salmon and gravlax. It’s not just another meal; it’s a culinary adventure. By-products are also available. The production facilities of Norsk Sjømat AS have the following approvals and certifications: BRC, HACCP, Debio, Global Gap and meet Kosher requirements. Norsk Sjømat AS offers adaptive packaging solutions and customers can choose from Norsk Sjømat Group’s brands or their own private label.
Storm Seafood Inc. is one of the leading suppliers to the US food service industry of Norwegian salmon portions, salmon fillets, sashimi grade products and smoked salmon. In business since 1997, the company has some of the major US restaurant chains and food distributors on its customer list, and a well established brand name. Storm Seafood Inc., with a location in Woodbury, Connecticut, is a subsidiary sales office of Norsk Sjomat AS with deep roots in the Norwegian Seafood industry.
Vital Seafood AS is a producer of fish oil and fish meal from fresh, sustainable salmon byproducts of Norwegian origin. The company was established in 2008 when it discovered the untapped resources from salmon byproducts in the region. Vital Seafood AS felt it had a better alternative to wasting these resources and built a completely new and modern factory for animal and pet food production. The company is IFFO (Global Trust Certification) and GMP+ certified. Vital Seafood’s products are sold in Norway, Europe, Asia and North America.
Now customers and suppliers benefit from this smart way to sell and buy fish. Here Norwegian producers offer their products and customers can buy directly from them.
Usability is one of NFA’s focus areas, allowing the auction to be intuitive, efficient and safe to use. The NFA website adapts to different platforms and users can choose to buy or sell fish on their mobile phone, tablet or computer.
Platina Seafood Norway is owned by managing director André Skarbø. He has been involved in salmon processing and sales for 30 years.
In addition to providing products directly
out of Norway, Platina Seafood also has
a sales office in the US in Miami, Florida,
and another office in New York, allowing
the company to be closer to this vital
market. Platina Seafood has established
cold storages for its most popular
products in Miami and Los Angeles
in order to provide the company’s
customers in North America high quality
products on short notice.
Platina Seafood USA is owned by Norwegian cleaner fish and organic salmon farming pioneer Mr. Johan Andreassen. Mr. Andreassen is the former CEO and cofounder of Norwegian fish farmer Villa Organic. The story of Villa Organic is one of the most impressive histories in the modern fish farming history, building up one of the largest fish farmers in Norway with no start-up capital within few years. Villa Organic was acquired by Salmar and Lerøy.
Atlantic Sapphire, one of the new
companies, is a commercial-scale closed
containment salmon farm based in
Atlantic Sapphire harvesting salmon on a weekly basis. This fi rst farm is acting as a pilot for larger farms in the US and South East Asia. Johan Andreasen strongly believes that this technology is a potential game changer for the global salmon market.
Platina Seafoods offers a full range of
frozen salmon fillets and portions, Kosher
Certified smoked salmon, MSC Certified
cod, steelhead trout and value added
The company also offers purchasing, product development and private labelling for both food service and retail programs. With a dedicated team of both sales and purchasing personnel, Platina Seafood is able to provide tailored solutions to fi t its customers’ needs in all market sectors.
PlatinaSeafoods brings over 100 years combined experience in the salmon value chain from egg to plate.
Norwell is a link between the farmers
and their market, and vice-versa. The
company ensures that farmers can sell
their fish, efficiently and without hassle,
at the right price. At the other end,
Norwell provides the customer with a
stable supply of fish of the quality they
expect – also at the right price.
Norwell is more than a trader. The company contributes to value creation and an integrated approach in the value chain. It has extensive market knowledge and experience, quality farmers on its team, and a lot of experience and expertise when it comes to salmon production.
Norwell’s products come from the cold, clear waters on the Norwegian coast, raised and tended by farmers that really care about their salmon and their local communities.
Polar Seafrozen works closely with several production plants and fishing vessels. They offer a wide range of fresh and frozen fish products from the North Atlantic, with main focus on frozen at sea products. They also offer different kinds of shell fish sourced from various locations, as well as salmon. They are MSC approved for selling MSC certified species from the North Atlantic. Their company philosophy is to establish longterm business relations for mutual benefit, based on trust and predictable terms. They always take great effort in being as competitive as possible regarding quality, price and stable supply.
Premier Seafood works closely with some of Norway’s largest pelagic factories and some of the largest shipowners carrying frozenat- sea white fish. This enables the company to offer a wide range of frozen fish products from Norway to its customers worldwide.
Premier Seafood stands by a philosophy of creating and maintaining long-term business relations with its suppliers and customers and the company’s highly skilled staff makes sure to take care of its customers and their interests in the best possible way. The company’s dedicated staff travel around the world with its customers to learn from them and their local markets and Premier Seafood also takes its customers to Norway to inspect and test its products. Together, a strong relationship is built.
Premier Seafood’s main markets are the following:
Premier Seafood’s main products include:
PREMIER SEAFOOD AS
NO-6004 Aalesund, Norway
Tel: +47 966 25 966 +47 966 25 966
Premier Seafood Europe B.V
Papendorpseweg 100 - NL-3528BJ, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Tel: +31681013793 +31681013793
Premier Seafood China
Tel: +8613102130019 +8613102130019
The company’s philosophy is to produce on a small scale to keep the environment clean, and optimize the welfare of salmon. Pure Norwegian Seafood prioritizes quality rather than quantity.
Product of high quality, including the taste. Label Rouge is the only official label demanding taste results. High taste quality is measured through sensory analysis and tests from expert and non-expert consumers. Strict specifications followed up and certified by independent organizations recognized by the French Agriculture Ministry. Commitment of producers with demanding know-how and practice for the best taste.
Seaborn’s Norwegian Salmon is the original Norwegian salmon, Salmon Salar, which belongs to the North Atlantic salmon stocks. Since the Ice Age, these fish have migrated to the Atlantic Ocean from their breeding grounds in Norwegian rivers. The rivers are cold year round because of the inflow of water from the glaciers and melting snow.
Over thousands of years in a demanding climate, the salmon has evolved robust genes that are well adapted to the ice-cold water. Farmed salmon has been developed from genetic materials from Norway’s best salmon rivers. Contentment is the basis for growth and quality. Seaborn’s fish farmers give the fish plenty of space in the marine cages and the best feed on the market.
The success story of Norwegian fish farming all started with the Norwegian Fjord Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). This species thrives extremely well in the Norwegian fjords where the rivers swell with water from the glaciers and melting snow. This ensures lower salt content and excellent growing conditions for trout. The pioneers of fish-farming in Norway started farming trout and some never left it. The experience gained from farming Norwegian Fjord Trout laid the foundations for the technology that made the farming of Norwegian Salmon possible ten years later.
The bright pink color and white marbling of its meat give an added dimension to the eating experience, and make it a feast for the eye on a beautifully laid table. Like salmon, Norwegian Fjord Trout is in demand among master chefs as well as in private kitchens.
Sekkingstad AS is a family owned company
with more than 90 years of experience,
working and selling high quality seafood
products. Innovation, commitment and
competence are key words in the history of
Sekkingstad. This has turned the company
into a leading supplier of high quality
Norwegian Salmon and Trout.
Their Norwegian plant and main office are both located only 30 minutes outside of Norway’s second largest city, Bergen – also referred to as “The salmon capital in Norway”. Efficient logistics, quality certifi cation, flexible processing lines and hands-on sales staff, ensure that the customers worldwide get the products they expect.
The main plant, H-112, is a modern production facility for both fresh and frozen salmon and trout products. Whole fish, preand post-rigor fi llets are produced here. In 2015, Sekkingstad AS bought Skagerak Salmon, including its production plant DK-4948 in Hirtshals, Denmark. This factory allows Sekkingstad to produce high value added products (VAP) such as portions, loins, both fresh and frozen.
Sekkingstad AS is aware of the responsibilities that come with being a leading supplier of safe seafood. The company’s certifications meet all major international seafood certifications and standards, such as Global Gap, Tesco Welfare, HACCP and ASC.
Sekkingstad’s contracted suppliers are mostly family owned companies, located in the southern part of Norway.
The Skaar company has for generations
provided world markets with fish of the best
quality – fresh and frozen salmon and trout –
all year round. Today its supplies come from
independent fish farmers at various locations
along Norway’s long coastline.
The aquaculture industry has come to rely on the high quality mooring equipment provided by Sotra Anchor & Chain. The products supplied in aquaculture mooring systems consist of:
All mooring equipment provided by Sotra
has certificates according to the Norwegian
aquaculture standard NS-9415, to ensure that
the customer can expect the best quality in
Mooring equipment can be delivered from stock with a 0-day delivery time from one of the company’s centrally located deep sea quays.
Sotra Anchor & Chain offers mooring analysis to simulate how the mooring system works in the conditions at any given location, to calculate and optimize components of the mooring systems.
From its yards in Europe and the Far East, Sotra Anchor & Chain delivers its moorings to customers in Norway as well as those situated throughout Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America.
In addition to mooring equipment, Sotra Anchor & Chain has a great stock of anchors & chains for vessels and oil-rigs. All the equipment is provided with a class certificate by major class societies such as Det Norske Veritas, Lloyds Register of Shipping, and the American Bureau of Shipping etc.
Ståle Nilsen Seafood A/S ’s main products are frozen bottom fish from the North Atlantic. The firm works closely with Norwegian and Russian shipowners who are also its main suppliers of bottom fish. The main markets for Ståle Nilsen Seafood’s products are Norway, EU, China, Canada and Russia.
Ståle Nilsen Seafood A/S is a part of the Kangamiut Group, which is located in Dronninglund, Denmark. The Kangamiut Group is a co-owner in seafood companies in Greenland, Germany, England, Iceland, France and Russia. Through its mother company, the firm has access to information regarding the seafood market all over the world.
The staff at Ståle Nilsen Seafood A/S has long experience with the export and import of fish and fish products as well as significant experience in trading with Russian shipowners. The close collaboration the firm has with Norwegian and Russian shipowners makes Ståle Nilsen Seafood A/S capable of meeting its customers’ demands in regards to reliable deliveries and the requirements of origin and quality.
Steinsvik’s equipment is designed to
operate year after year in demanding
The range includes complete solutions for efficient feeding of fish, barges with feed storage capacity from 100 to 700 tons, central feeding systems for fi sh farms, and everything needed to monitor fish and environmental conditions.
A printable temperature sensor label can be attached to a product or a package, and is always measuring the temperature during transport, and also when the product is between two temperature controlled zones, for example in a loading dock.
TAG Sensors’ TMS Online database keeps track of all the sensor tags, their owners and users, as well as information about all events in the sensor label lifecycle. The database provides the clients with information about their products in the cold chain, and their temperatures during transport and storage.
TAG Sensors provides low cost temperature logger labels, printers for personalization and encoding, appliers, handheld and portal readers, and integration with client ERP systems.
ThermoTransit was founded in 1987 with the
vision of becoming a serious alternative to
the growing number of larger groups in the
refrigerated and frozen transport sector. 30
years later, Thermo-Transit has settled as a
preferred and reliable transport-partner for
many Norwegian Fish exporters. With 400
self-owned trucks and just as many hired ones,
Thermo-Transit ensures that the fish makes it to
the table for dinner throughout Europe.
The company has had a controlled growth and maintained the unique team spirit, always focusing on how to improve things for the company, colleagues and for the customers.
With 400 self-owned trucks and just as ThermoTransit has specialized in transport of fish from the Nordic Region to the whole of Europe, and also in transportation of fresh fruit and vegetables from the Benelux countries and Southern Europe to Norway. The transport balance is complete. With complete control of its own system, ThermoTransit is more flexible and can deliver much faster, directly to the fridge door. ThermoTransit is on top of things from the very moment the fish is collected with top modern refrigerated trucks, sorted in the terminals and until it is distributed door to door in all European countries – still fresh and on time. With strategically located terminals in Oslo and Padborg, ThermoTransit offers a wide range of logistic services.
The food that ThermoTransit delivers is to be The summit is always the best position from where to view things. Taking its starting point in Norway and Northern Scandinavia, ThermoTransit has created the perfect fish distribution system, stretching all the way down into Southern Europe. All employees, drivers and subcontractors possess a unique team spirit and common objective ensuring the customers a safe, responsible and flexible service.
Uni Research undertakes marine environmental
monitoring and impact assessment with an
experience that spans more than four decades.
The projects aim for sustainable development
in both coastal and offshore areas.
One of the main objectives for the integrated environmental and aquaculture research is to provide critical knowledge for supporting the environment-friendly growth of the aquaculture industry, the sustainable management of the environment and its resources, as well as to actively find and explore sustainable use of new marine biomasses. The research contributes to the development of a circular bio-economy and to the blue-green revolution.
The unit SAM-Marin conducts marine
Uni Research is in the forefront of research on
closed and semi-closed fi sh farming facilities.
Over the last years the institute has made
signifi cant contributions to the development of
such systems, focusing on optimizing growth
and securing good health for the fi sh. Results
are very promising both regarding robustness
and welfare while constraining key challenges
such as losses, escape and lice.
Uni Research is a partner in the national Centre for research-based innovation in close containment systems – SFI-Ctrl AQUA, which provides detailed knowledge on how fish farmers will benefit from implementing closed systems for part of the farmed-fish’s life. Nofi ma is hosting the SFI.
To develop innovations and build capacity for the aquaculture industry, Uni Research and the University of Bergen collaborate at the Centre for Sustainable Aquaculture Innovations. Here novel ways of using the environment to modulate biological processes are studied, for instance how different types of wavelengths of light can lead to the best possible production, robustness and welfare of farmed salmon. Novel analytical tools and technologies that industry can use to monitor the health, welfare and growth of fish in various environments will be created.
NORWAY EXPORTS – Fishing, Aquaculture & Seafood
|Capelin||Mallotus villosus||Capelan atlantique||Kapelan/Lodde||Capelán||Cappellano|
|Mackerel||Scomber scombrus||Maquereau commun||Makrele||Caballa||Maccerello|
|Coalfish / Saithe||Pollachius virens||Lieu noir / Colin||Seelachs||Palero||Merluzzo nero|
|Cod||Gadus morhua||Morue / Cabillaud||Dorsch / Kabeljau||Bacalao||Merluzzo bianco|
|Halibut||Hippoglossus||Flétan de l’Atlantique||Heilbutt||Halibut||Halibut|
|Pollack||Pollachius pollachius||Lieu jaune||Pollack||Abadejo||Merluzzo giallo|
|Redfish||Sebastes marinus||Grand sébaste||Rotbarsch||Gallineta nórdica||Scorfano di Norvegia|
SALMON & TROUT
|Arctic char||Salvelinus alpinus||Ombe chevalier||Saibling||Salvelino||Salvelino ártico|
PRAWNS (SHRIMP) & SHELLFISH
|Mussel||Mytilus edulis||Moule commune||Miesmuschel||Mejillón||Mitilo|
|Scallop||Pectinidae||Coquille Saint-Jacques||Pilger-Muschel/Kamm-Muschel||Vieira||Ventaglio-pettine maggiore|
|Prawn (Shrimp)||Pandalus borealis||Crevette||Garnele||Camarón||Gamberello|
NORWAY EXPORTS – Fishing, Aquaculture & Seafood
Mussels & Scallops
Cured & Marinated Fish
Dried & Salted Fish
Marine-Based Oils & Extracts
Prepared Fish & Seafood Products
Preserved, Marinated & Salted Fish
Feeding Control Systems
Fish Counting Equipment
Fishmeal & Fish Oils
Fittings, Ropes & Ancillaries
Net Cleaning Equipment (Subsea)
Underwater Monitoring Equipment
Water Chilling, Heating Systems & Heat Pumps
Product Development, Testing & Documentation
Research & Development
Transport & Logistics
Bins, Boxes, Pallets & Semi Bulk Containers
Cables & Chains
Hoisting & Hauling Equipment
Nets, Net Equipment & Ropes
(ref. Norwegian Seafood Council)
A. Dragøy AS
A. Johansen AS
A&O Seafood Export AS
Aalesund Seafood AS
AgroTech Production AS
Aie Norge Ltd
Aksel Hansen AS
Akva Ren AS
Alliance Seafood AS
AM Nutrition AS
Andøya Fisheries AS
Andreas Bjørge Seafood AS
Andreassen Sales AS
Aqua Gen AS
Aqua Marin Farming AS
Arctic Fish Export AS
Arctic Group Maritime AS
Arctic Linefi sh AS
Arktis Fisch & Feinkost AS
Arnøy Laks AS
AS Bjørge & Co
Athena Seafoods AS
Atlanctic Garden AS
Atlantic Dawn Seafoods AS
Atlantic Delights AS
Atlantic Seafoods AS
Ayanda Concordix AS
Båly Fisk AS
Benjamin Jensen AS
Berg LipidTech AS (BLT)
Berle Fisk AS
BHE Produksjon AS
Bjarne Johnsen AS
Bjørge Ocean AS
Blue Fjord AS
Br Karlsen Sales AS
Brødr. Remø AS
Brødrene Andreassen AS
Brødrene Andreassen Værøy AS
Brødrene Arntzen AS
Brødrene Berg AS
Brødrene Larsen eftf AS
Brødrene Sperre AS
Cape Fish Sales AS
Carisma Seafood AS
Carl Johan AS
Cermaq Norway AS
ChiNor Partners AS
Clipper Seafood AS
Coast Polaris AS
Coast Seafood AS
Coast Seafood USA AS
Coldwater Prawns of Norway AS
Coop Norge SA
Dolmøy Seafood AS
Drågen Smokehouse AS
Drevik International AS
DryFish of Norway AS
Dynord Seafood AS
Edward Johnsen AS
Ellingsen Seafood AS
Findus Norge AS
Finny Sirevaag AS
Firda Seafood AS
Firmenich Bjørge Biomarin AS
Fish Export Ltd
Fishmail Norway AS
Fiskernes Agnforsyning SA
Fjon Bruk AS
Fjordlaks Aqua AS
Fonn Egersund AS
Fræna Seafood AS
Fresh Atlantic AS
Front Marine AS
Fruholmen Sales AS
Gaia Seafood AS
Global Egersund AS
Global Fish AS
Great Northern AS
Grøntvedt Pelagic AS
Gunnar Klo AS
H J Kyvik AS
H. Sverdrup AS
Hallvard Lerøy AS
Hansens Røkeri AS
Harald Haagensen Trading AS
Harald Mowinckel AS Ltd
Henry Johansen Drift AS
Hermann Export AS
Hofseth BioCare AS
Holst Foods AS
Hopen Fisk AS
Hovden Fiskeindustri AS
Hudtwalcker & Co AS
Ice Fish AS
ICE Seafood AS
Ingolf Engeset AS
Inter Sea AS
Isfjord Norway AS
Jakob & Johan Dybvik AS
Jandis Seafood AS
Jangaard Export AS
JM Langaas Drift AS
Joh H Pettersen AS
Johan B. Larsen Fisk AS
Johan Giskeødegård AS
Johannessen Trading & Export AS
John Greger AS
Johs. H. Giæver AS
Karsten Flem AS
King Oscar AS
Kraemer Maritime AS
Kvarøy Fiskeoppdrett AS
Labeyrie Norge AS
Lean Fish AS
Li Energy Trans
Lofoten Fish Export AS
Lofoten Seafood AS
Lofoten Viking AS
Lorentz A. Lossius AS
Lyngen Reker AS
Mar Export AS
Maredeus Norway AS
Marenor Norge AS
Marine Harvest Norway AS
Marine Ingredients AS
Marine Sales AS
Maritim Food AS
Matgard Seafood AS
Mathias Bjørge AS
MBP Trading SA Norway
Mikkelsen Eksport AS
Modolv Sjøset Fisk AS
Myre fiskemottak AS
N3 Pharma AS
Namdal Settefisk AS
Nergård Seafood AS
Nergård Sørøya AS
Nils Sperre AS
Nils Williksen AS
NMU Seafood AS
Noble Harvest AS
Nor Pesca AS
Nor Seafoods AS
Nordhordland Fisk AS
Nordic Group AS
Nordic Halibut AS
Nordic Seaco AS
Nordic Wildfish Sales AS
Nordkyn Seafood AS
Nordlaks Oppdrett AS
Nordlaks Produkter AS
Nordøy Sea AS
Norfra Eksport AS
Norges Sildesalgslag SA
Norko Marine Product AS
Norsildmel Innovation AS
Norsk Sjømat AS
North Cape King Crab AS
North Sea Seafood AS
Northern Productions AS
NStella Polaris Norway AS
Norway Royal Salmon ASA
Norway Seafoods AS
Norwegian Russian Seafood AS
Norwegian Russian Trade AS
Norwegian Seafood Company AS
Norwegian Seafood Trade AS
Norwegian Seaway AS
Norwegian Shellfish Company AS
Nova Sea AS
Ocean Products Sales AS
Ocean Quality AS
Ocean Supreme AS
Ocean Venture AS
Olav E. Fiskerstrand AS
Olden Oppdrettsanlegg AS
Orion Seafood AS
Orkla Foods Norge AS
Orkla Health AS
Østlandske Formidling AS (ØFAS)
Ph. Thorstensen AS
Platina Seafood AS
Polar Aalesund AS
Polar Quality AS
Polar Seafood Berlevåg AS
Polar Seafood Norway AS
Polar Seafrozen AS
Polarctic Seafood AS
Premier Seafood AS
Prestfjord Seafood AS
Pure Norwegian Seafood AS
Ramberg Fisk AS
Remøy Havfi ske AS
Riksheim Fisk AS
Rode Vis International AS
Rolf Jentoft AS
Rørvik Fisk AS
Rosita Ratfi shoil
Røst Fiskeindustri AS
Røst Sjømat AS
Royal Greenland Norway AS
Saga Fisk AS
Saga Seafood AS
Salmon Brands AS
Scan Mar AS
Scanbio Biokraft Marin AS
Scanbio Ingredients AS
Scanfish Norway AS
Sea Venture AS
Seafood Farmers of Norway AS
Seafood House AS
Seafood Partners AS
Seagourmet Norway AS
Seaman Seafood AS
Season Seafood AS
Selected Seafood AS
Sevrin Tranvåg AS
Sigerfjord Fisk AS
Sigurd Folland AS
Sildakongen Produksjon AS
Sirena Group AS
Skaar Norway AS
Skagerakfi sk SA
Skjervøy Fisk og Skalldyr AS
Slakteriet Brekke AS
Sletten Norge AS
SMP Marine Produkter AS
Snefjord Kongekrabbe AS
Snorre Seafood AS
Solbac Export AS
Sotra Fiskeindustri AS
Ståle Nilsen Seafood AS
Sterling White Halibut AS
Stolt Sea Farm Turbot Norway AS
Storbukt Fiskeindustri AS (STOFI)
Storm Company AS
Suempol Norge AS
Sunnmøre og Romsdal Fiskesalslag SA
Sunsea Seafood AS
Superfish Norway AS
Svenor Giske AS
Taste of North AS
The Crab Company AS
Tobø Fisk AS
Torsken Havprodukter AS
Tradefish Nor AS
Troika Seafood AS
Troll Salmon AS
Troms Seafood AS
Tromsø Fiskeindustri AS
Ugo & Chioma Aronu
Vesterålen Marine Products AS
Vesterålen Shipping AS
Vesvela Norge AS
Villa Seafood AS
Wannebo International AS
Waynor Trading AS
Wingfirm Pharma AS
The following list provides an overview of the Norwegian embassies, Consulate Generals and Innovation Norway offices located internationally. For more information on Norwegian embassy and Consulate General activities, please visit www.norway.info
Baku – Embassy
11 floor, ISR Plaza, 69 Nizami str., Baku
Tel: +994 12 4974325 +994 12 4974325 / +994 12 4974326 +994 12 4974326 / +994 12 4974327 +994 12 4974327
Fax: +994 12 4973798
Brasilia – Embassy
SES 807 Avenida das Nacões; Lote 28, CEP 70, BR-418-900 Brasilia - DF
Tel: +55 61 3443 8722 +55 61 3443 8722 / +55 61 3443 8720 +55 61 3443 8720
Fax: +55 61 3443 2942
Rio de Janeiro – Consulate General
Rua Lauro Muller, 116-Suite 2206
Torre do Rio Sul/Botafogo-RJ, BR-22290-160, Rio de Janeiro
Tel: +55 21 2586 7500 +55 21 2586 7500
Fax: +55 21 2586 7599
Rio de Janeiro – Innovation Norway
Rua Lauro Muller, 116-Suite 2206
Torre do Rio Sul/Botafogo-RJ, BR-22290-160, Rio de Janeiro
Tel: +55 (21) 2586-6800 +55 (21) 2586-6800
Fax:+ 55 21 2275 0161
Toronto – Innovation Norway
2 Bloor Street West Suite 2120, Toronto Ontario M4W 3E2
Tel: +1 416 920 0434 +1 416 920 0434
Fax: +1 416 920 5982
Shanghai – Consulate General / Innovation Norway
Room 1701, Bund Center, 222 East Yan’an Road
Huangpu District, Shanghai 200002
Tel: + 86 21 - 6039 7500 + 86 21 - 6039 7500
Fax: + 86 21 - 6039 7501
Bogota – Embassy
Oxo center, Cra.11A No.94-24/45 Of. 904, Bogota
New Delhi – Embassy / Innovation Norway
50 C Shantipath; Chanakyapuri, IND-110 021 New Delhi
Tel: + 91 11 41 77 92 00 + 91 11 41 77 92 00
Fax: + 91 11 41 68 01 45
Jakarta – Embassy
Menara Rajawali Building, 25> th floor, Mega Kuningan, Kawasan Mega Kuningan, Jakarta 12950
Tel: +62 21 576 1523 +62 21 576 1523/+62 21 576 1524 +62 21 576 1524
Fax: +62 21 576 1537
The Embassy Section in Antananarivo
Batiment 2D, Business Explorer Park (ex. Village des Jeux)
Ankorondrano, 101 Antananarivo, P.O Box 12180, 101
Antananarivo Tel: +261 (0) 20 22 305 07 +261 (0) 20 22 305 07
Fax: +261 (0) 20 22 377 99
Mexico D.F. – Embassy
Avenida Virreyes 1460; Col Lomas Virreyes, 11000 Mexico D.F.
Tel: + 52 55 55 40 34 86 + 52 55 55 40 34 86/+ 52 55 55 40 34 87 + 52 55 55 40 34 87 + 52 55 55 40 52 20 + 52 55 55 40 52 20/+ 52 55 55 40 52 21 + 52 55 55 40 52 21
Fax: +52 55 52023019
Maputo – Embassy
Av. Julius Nyerere
Tel: +258 21 480100 +258 21 480100 / +258 21 480101 +258 21 480101 / +258 21 480102 +258 21 480102 / +258 21 480103 +258 21 480103 / +258 21 480104 +258 21 480104
Fax: +258 21 480 107/ + 258 21 485 076