Seafood, Fishing & Aquaculture

A Blue Revolution
New Species, Sustainable Fish Feed & Ocean Farming
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Seafood, Fishing & Aquaculture
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.

Per Sandberg

The Norwegian Minister of Fisheries.

The future is bright blue

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.

Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

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 & Aquaculture

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

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 & Innovation Department

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

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

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 Ownership Department

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

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.

The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

PO Box 8090Dep
NO-0032 Oslo, Norway
Tel: +47 22 24 90 90


Norwegian Seafood Council

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.

Communication & Issues Management

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.

Market insight

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.

More information

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. is the NSC’s B2B website where trade information and press releases are published.

Norwegian Seafood Council

Stortorget 1
PO Box 6176
9291 Tromsø, Norway
Tel: +47 77 60 33 33
Twitter: @Seafood_Norwa
Facebook: /sjomatradet
Instagram: @norwegianseafoodcouncil

NORGE is the trademark for first-class seafood from clear, cold Norwegian waters.


The Norwegian
Seafood Research Fund (FHF)

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.

The Norwegian Seafood Research Fund

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.

Areas of Activity

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.

Cross Sector Areas
  • Coexist
  • Seafood & Health
  • Market access
Fisheries & Catch Technologies
  • Fisheries technology
  • Vessel technology
  • Better utilization of marine resources
Manufacturing & Processing
  • Whitefish, fresh and frozen
  • Pelagic
  • Dried and salted
  • Shellfish
  • Sustainable aquaculture
  • Product quality
  • Fish health
  • Marine fatty acids
FHF’s Focus

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.

Borregaard has developed microfibrilar cellulose (MFC) made from trees that could be used in amongst other things oil field applications.

© Borregaard
The Norwegian Seafood Research Fund (FHF)

PO Box 6921 St. Olavs plass
Universitetsgata 10
NO-0130 Oslo, Norway
Tel: +47 23 89 6408


Norwegian Seafood Federation

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.

Services that Norwegian Seafood Federation provides
  • Promote policies and legislation that benefit their members
  • Promote their members’ interests in regard to exports, trade and other international issues
  • Advise member companies on a wide range of issues, including:
    • Health, environment and safety
    • Quality systems
    • Food safety
    • Trade regulations
    • Legal advice in employee matters
    • Represents employers in joint negotiations
Seafood Production in Norway

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 norwegian-seafood-federation/

Norwegian Seafood Federation

PO Box 5471 Majorstuen
NO-0305 Oslo, Norway
Tel: +47 99 11 00 00


oslo børs

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.

Three equity markets

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.

  • Oslo Børs is the obvious choice for larger companies with an established track record and a signifi cant shareholder base. This marketplace represents a full stock exchange listing in accordance with EU requirements.
  • Oslo Axess is suitable for companies that have less than three years of history, which seek a quality stamp or other benefits associated with listing on a regulated market.
  • Merkur Market is a Multilateral Trading Facility (MTF). The registration fees are lower, while listing rules and the continuing obligations as a listed company are less extensive than the regulated markets.
Two bond markets

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.

  • Oslo Børs is regulated and authorized under the terms of the Stock Exchange Act and companies are required to prepare their fi nancial statements in accordance with IFRS.
  • Nordic ABM is a successful self-regulated marketplace, which offers a very effi cient process for listing, where issuers are not required to prepare an EEA prospectus.

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.

Oslo Børs ASA

Founded: 1819
Box 460 Sentrum, 0105 Oslo
Visiting address: Tollbugata 2, Oslo
Tel: +47 22 34 17 00


The Norwegian Fishermen’s
Sales Organization

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.

About the Organization

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.

© Charles A. Aas
© Einar Mortensen

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.

Ensures Sustainable Use

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 Norwegian Fishermen’s Sales Organization (Norges Råfisklag)

PO Box 6162 Langnes
NO-9291 Tromsø, Norway
Tel: +47 77 66 01 00


NHO - Confederation
of Norwegian Enterprise

Seashore AS packaging and processing plant Øklandsvågen, Bømlo. From the left Einar Eide, CEO Bremnes Seashore AS, Kristin Skogen Lund, Director General NHO, Tom Knudsen, Regional Director NHO Hordaland County, Olav Svendsen, President and CEO, Bremnes Cold Storage Pland AS.

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

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.

    NHO's main tasks are:
  • Pursuing business friendly policies and framework conditions that promotes sustainable growth and the development of a competitive business sector
  • Collective bargaining with the trade unions
  • Providing services and advising member companies on a wide range of issues
NHO – Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise

PO Box 5250 Majorstuen
Middelthunsgate 27
NO-0303 Oslo, Norway
Tel: +47 23 08 80 00
Fax: +47 23 08 80 01


oslo chamber of commerce
– where global business meets

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.

OCC services:
  • Market reports for your specific industry or service
  • Consultancy related to import/ export/ customs issues
  • Matchmaking services for foreign business delegations to Norway
  • Assistance in business conflict resolution through the Arbitration Institute

International Network of Norway – INN

INN is the one stop shop for relocation services which will give you the winning edge in attracting and retaining highly qualified employees.

INN offers the following services:
  • Pre-visit
  • Airport welcome
  • Immigration/settling in
  • Home finding
  • School assistance
  • Social events/networking
  • Dual Career/Partner support
  • Welcome to Norway seminar
  • INN publications
  • Expatriation from Norway
  • Repatriation to Norway

Oslo Chamber of Commerce

PO Box 2874
NO-0230 Oslo, Norway
Tel: + 47 22 12 94 00

Arntzen de Besche law firm is proud main sponsor of Oslo Chamber of Commerce.


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 export reaches
new heights and new markets

The export of Norwegian seafood keeps reaching new heights and new markets. Last year 2.4 million tons of Norwegian seafood was exported from Norway to the world. The total value was 91.6 billion NOK.

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.

Norwegian Bacalao and Skrei are both available on the Canary Islands.

© Photo: Norwegian Seafood Council.
The Battle for cod

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.

More live king crab

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.

The Japanese are excited about Norwegian king crab.

© Photo: Norwegian Seafood Council.
The snow crab potential

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.

Important strategies

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.

The Brits eat more and more Norwegian cod and haddock. The customers can buy Skrei (Spawning cod) at, for example, Whole Food.

© Photo: Norwegian Seafood Council.
Increased value to the UK

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.

The Norwegian Seafood Council wants to convince Nigeria’s young generation that stock fish is a high quality product.

© Photo: Norwegian Seafood Council.
Expected growth Chinese seafood consumption

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 supermarkets.

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.

This Lofotrund stock fish will be shipped to Italy in the fall.

© Photo: Norwegian Seafood Council.
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 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.

Ten housewives were invited to a cooking class with Chef Saby in Mumbai to make dishes based on Norwegian salmon. The women all belong to the middle class. This is the market that needs convincing that salmon is a great alternative.

© Photo: Norwegian Seafood Council.
Salmon paving way in India

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.

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blue revolution center pushes
aquaculture farther offshore

Marine Harvest and researchers plan to develop a floating laboratory for radical exposed fish farming technology to help the sector grow sustainably.

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.”

Offshore Research Barge

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.”

Marine Harvest, SINTEF Ocean, and NMBU are developing a new research platform, the Blue Revolution Center, to test new aquaculture technologies in exposes sites.

© Marine Harvest
Happy Fish

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 projects. “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.”

Marine Harvest plans to test the subsea Beck Cage for farming salmon.

© Marine Harvest
Subsea Cages

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 aquaculture sector.

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.

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fish vessels go electric

The Norwegian aquaculture and fishing industry has joined the green shipping wave with a number of pioneering electric fleet initiatives.

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 cargo transport.

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.

GMV’s zero emission workboat for fish farms.

© Grovfjord Mekaniske Verksted
Green Fish Farm Vessel

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.

Cermaq sea site production.

© Cermaq/Karoline O.A. Pettersen
Social Impact

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.

Electric Workboats

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.

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profitable sustainable fish farming

Norwegian fish farmers are incorporating the UN Sustainable Development Goals into their business strategy. Even fish sludge could profi tably save the environment.

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.

Cermaq has incorporated sustainable development goals into its salmon fish farms.
© Cermaq

The iFarm

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.

CMR Prototech has been working on a solution called Green Fish Farming (GFF) to achieve zero emission to air and water.

© CMR Prototech.
Green Fish Farming

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 Prototech.

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.”

Valuable By-Products

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 salmon annually.

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.

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new ventures in well boats

Seafood company Marine Harvest is diversifying into the well boat business. Even oil service vessel owners are hoping to capitalize on the recent seafood boom.

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.

Havyard has proposed conversions of its PSVs into live fish carriers.

© Havyard.
Aquaculture Shipping Joint Venture

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.

Farstad installed delousing technology onboard PSV Far Server to service salmon farms.

© Farstad.
Convert Oil Service Vessels

Norwegian ship owners are also looking to capitalize on the tight market for well boats and secure better profits. A recent survey by 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.”

Portrait of a salmon.

© Marine Harvest
Delousing on PSVs

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 Star Invest.
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.

Source: (Coastal Shipping Companies)

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supplier of frozen
& traditional seafood products

Aalesund Seafood AS is a supplier of frozen and traditional seafood products, situated in the fishery capital of Norway; Ålesund.

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.

Owns its own vessels

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.

Emphasis on personal service

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.

Moloveien 3B N-6004 Ålesund
Tel: +47 70 11 62 80

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fish counters

Established in 1990, AquaScan AS spesializes in the development, production and marketing of fish counters. Over the past two decades, the company has continually refined its technology to be able to perform fast, reliable counting of fish of various sizes and species. AquaScan’s main product line is its CSE series, released in 2000.

Fast, Accurate Counting

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.

1. Model CSE1600 counters in a typical setup, connected to a grader for smolts.

Model CSW2800: Ranging from 0,2g and with a wide scanning area it counts with impressive efficiency and accuracy.

Sturdy & User Friendly

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.

Customers Worldwide

AQUASCAN AS Gosenstien 1
NO-4041 Hafrsfjord, Norway
PO Box 494 • NO-8439 Myre, Norway
NO-7042 Trondheim
Tel: +47 51 48 33 95
Fax: +47 51 48 33 91


next generation
solutions for aquaculture

Akvaplan-niva AS is a research based consultancy company in the NIVA-group (Norwegian Institute of Water Research) with its main office and laboratories in Tromsø, Norway. Their aim is to contribute to increased value creation and environmentally safe business operations by providing consultancy, guiding and recommendations based on latest scientific findings.

From research to value creation

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.

Marine environment

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 inspections.

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:

  • Site surveys, feasibility studies and master plans
  • Advice on biological, technical and economic aspects of aquaculture
  • Design of hatcheries, production facilities, and research stations
  • Management consultancy
  • Certifi cation and technical inspections of production facilities
Aquaculture Site Suitability Surveys

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.

Data collection and field work:

Accurate knowledge of the depths on site is vital to ensure sufficient depths under the cage nets, to calculate the appropriate length of mooring lines and to ensure that rising mooring lines do not come into contact with the seabed. Akvaplan-Niva uses an echo sounder to determine sea bed topography.

Sediment type, quality and benthic-fauna analysis
A grab is used to take sediment samples. The sediments are analysed for organic carbon, nitrogen, grain size, colour, thickness of organic layer, visual fauna and smell.

The distribution and abundance of organisms, species diversity and community structure are analysed in order to provide a base-line for future monitoring of change.

Hydrography measurements and water quality
Measurements of temperature, salinity, oxygen, nutrients and conductivity are taken through the water column. These vertical profiles give information regarding the stratification of the water column and whether oxygen deficiency occurs at certain depths. Akvaplan-niva looks for existence of thermoclines, sudden temperature changes and identify minimum and maximum levels.

Current and dispersal measurements
Akvaplan-niva studies current and dispersal measurements for speed, direction and change in direction of water currents. Current meters are used to measure current speed and direction in conjunction with drogues to measure current dispersal (mixing).

Wave climate measurements or modelling, and meteorological data
Accurate determination of wave climate for determining type of cage system and design, the best orientation for the cages, required type and strength of nets and engineering of the moorings.
Aquaculture R&D

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 aquaculture industry.

Developmental biology
The aim of this field of research is to identify important criteria for validating quality of juvenile fish and better understand how these are linked to developmental biology. Fish development is a continuum of changes that include gametogenesis, fertilisation, formation of the embryonic axis and the vital organs, their differentiation and mass reorganisation during metamorphosis and sexual maturation.

Growth physiology
Growth is a highly complex process in fish and is influenced by numerous biotic and abiotic factors. Of prime interest to the aquaculture industry are the factors that can be controlled under culture conditions in order to optimise production. The Akvaplan-niva aquaculture research team focuses on physiological processes influencing fish growth and reproduction, and their interactions with the ambient environment.

Improved production regimes
The Akvaplan-niva research activity links findings from controlled laboratory experiments with observed responses under full scale aquaculture conditions. Knowledge gained in this area of research aids in the determination of how to correctly manipulate environmental factors to optimise production, the selection of the correct strain or subpopulation of a fish species according to local environmental conditions, and the design of farming protocols that will optimize the potential of biologicalenvironmental interactions.

New and improved production methods
The aquaculture research team is involved in several national and international projects aiming at optimizing the culture of Atlantic salmon, lumpfish, Atlantic halibut, Arctic charr, sea bass, turbot and Atlantic cod. All these projects are user controlled utilizing the tight connection the aquaculture research team has with the aquaculture industry both in Norway and abroad.

Fram Centre
NO-9296 Tromsø, Norway
Tel: +47 77 75 03 00
Fax: +47 77 75 03 01


seafood export & trading company

Arctic Group Maritime AS is a Norwegian seafood exporting and trading company mainly bringing unprocessed and semi-processed fish and shellfish to consumers world-wide.

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 European Community.

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.

Frozen Fish
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.

1. Arctic Group Maritime’s CEO Per-Gunnar S. Ballo holding a live king crab before packing and shipment to South Korea.

2. Live king crabs are shipped out by charter air craft for distribution to worldwide markets

Postboks 642 Sentrum
N-0106 Oslo
Tel: +47 22 33 00 40
Cell: +46 (0) 70 66 58 282
Fax: + 47 22 33 00 41


certification and engineering within aquaculture

Aquastructures is Norway’s leading certification and engineering company within the aquaculture industry. The company performs certification of fish farming sites and products such as cages, nets, barges and mooring components. Aquastructures has developed the AquaSim software and together with its engineers the company ensures a safe and cost effective design of mooring, pens and barges, customized to the customers need.

Certification According to the NYTEK-regulation & Norwegian Standard NS 9415

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 Software

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.

Engineering Services

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.

Kjøpmannsgata 21, 7013 Trondheim, Norway
Tel: +47 22 33 00 40


supplier of packaging

BEWI was established as a small family business at Frøya, an island in the Trondheim fjord in 1980 when the brothers Svenn and Geir Bekken and Gustav Witzøe wanted to start producing fish boxes.

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.

Your supplier of packaging
  • Food packaging
  • Technical packaging
  • Building systems

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.

Customer and quality in focus

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.

7263 Hamarvik
Tel: +47 72 44 88 88


supplier of fresh norwegian salmon

Bravo Seafood delivers fresh Norwegian salmon by trucks to customers in Europe and by air to Asia several times a week. The Asian market is a key market for Bravo Seafood.

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.”

Different customers – different requirements

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.

Strandgata 15/17, Florø
Tel: +47 57 00 93 00


worldwide freight forwarding services

Eimskip is a leading transportation company in the North Atlantic with connections to international markets. The company specializes in worldwide freight forwarding services, with the vision of providing excellence in transportation solutions and services.


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.

Orange Line The company’s reefer liner service covers the following:
  • Murmansk/ Norway/ the Netherland/UK route
  • Highly digestible
  • Coastal route
  • Door-to-door solutions world wide

Red Line

Eimskip offers regular service for containerized transports to and from a wide range of ports in the North Atlantic.

  • Biweekly call in Fredrikstad, connecting the Faroe Islands, Iceland, Canada and USA.

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.

Tel: +47 56 18 18 50

  • Tromsø
  • Sortland
  • Ålesund
  • Fredrikstad
  • Kirkenes
  • Murmansk

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fully integrated trout farmer

Fjordlaks Aqua AS is a fully integrated trout farmer with 7 aquaculture licenses, in-house smolt production and primary processing plant.

Integrated trout farmer

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

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

Molovegen 6
NO-6004 Ålesund, Norway
Tel: +47 91 19 13 27


ice machines, ice plants, ice slurry,
rsw systems & heat pumps

FrioNordica is an industrial refrigeration company that has extensive experience in developing cost effective cooling solutions for the fishing, fish processing and aquaculture industry. FrioNordica was the result of the fusion between Aquaterm and Finsam Refrigeration in Norway. FrioNordica Refrigeracion in Chile was established in 2001 and serves both the fishing industry and fish farming sector. Frionordica specializes in the cooling and heating of seawater and manufactures RSW systems for fishing vessels as well as heat pumps for fish farming. Frionordica, along with the Finsam product line, is recognized worldwide within the fishing industry as a leading specialist in ice systems with products such as ice machines, ice plants and ice slurry systems.

Ice Machines & Ice Plants

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.

RSW Plants & Heat Pumps

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.

30 ton ice machine.

Heat pump for Fish Farming.

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.

Heat Exchangers for Seawater Applications

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.

RSW unit for Fishing Vessels

NO 6445 Malmefjorden, Norway
N-0106 Oslo
Tel: +47 71 20 68 00
Fax: +47 71 20 68 01


seafood products

Hofseth International AS consists of two main processing facilities. The first one is Hofseth AS in Syvde specializing in the production of salmon and trout. The main products are fillets, portions, retail ready packs (IVP and bagged) both fresh and frozen. The second facility is Seafood Farmers of Norway AS which offers a wide variety of smoked products (traditional hot and cold smoked as well as gravlax and marinated) and various forms of fresh airborne fillet and portions. The combination of knowledge, experience and a global network makes Hofseth International AS an attractive partner in the Norwegian seafood industry. The company markets its finished products in more than 20 countries around the world.

Norwegian Seafood Products

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.

Quality & Traceability

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.

Hofseth AS products include:
  • Salmon and trout fillets, portions (both fresh and frozen)
  • Cold smoked hot smoked and gravlax salmon
  • Packaging with IVP, vacuum packed, retail ready (boxes and bags) as well as fresh airborne cartons
  • The company is constantly developing new and convenient products for its customers

Molovegen 6
NO-6004 Ålesund, Norway
Tel: +47 70 10 36 30
Fax: +47 70 10 26 39


hydraulic deck machinery

Hydema Syd AS is a major manufacturer of hydraulic deck machinery adapted to costal fishing and Fish farming industry.

Comprehensive Product line

Hydema Syd AS offers a comprehensive product line designed to automate and improve the general working conditions for costal fishermen and fish farmers.

The company’s products include:
  • Power blocks
  • Fish farming power blocks
  • Net clearers
  • Automatic net haulers
  • Pot haulers and rope blocks
  • Line haulers
  • Small-scale winches
  • Capstans
  • Power packs
Export Markets

Hydema Syd AS’ products are sold and serviced by local representatives worldwide.

PO Box 113
NO-1621 Gressvik, Norway
Tel: +47 69 36 07 00
Fax: +47 56 18 18 70


supplier of hydrolyzed salmon
protein & salmon oil

Hordafor AS was established in 1983 and have since then played a leading role in utilizing the byproducts from a growing aquaculture industry. Today by-products are collected along the whole coast of Norway and are transported to the plant in Austevoll (west coast of Norway), where the company’s products are processed. The sales department is situated in Denmark.

High Standards of Freshness & Full Traceability

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®.

Some of the characteristics and features of H-pro® include:
  • A highly valuable source of protein in feed
    • Highly palatable
    • Highly digestible
    • No anti nutrients
    • In trial with piglets it was documented to give significant better feed intake and growth compared to soya protein concentrate
    • Guaranteed Salmonella free
  • Technological advantages – pellet quality
    • Significantly less dust
    • Stronger and firmer pellets
    • More and smaller pores leads to increased oil absorption
  • Peptides with potential bioactive properties related to:
    • Immunomodulation
    • Antimicrobial activity
    • A positive impact on the cardio system

NO-5397 Bekkjarvik, Norway
NO-6004 Ålesund, Norway
Tel: +47 56 18 18 50
Fax: +47 56 18 18 70

Hordafor DK
Østre Allé 6
DK-9530 Støvring, Denmark
Tel: +45 98 77 07 07
Fax: +45 98 77 07 66


measuring shelf life

Boost your competitive edge with the Keep-it shelf life indicator. The Keep-it indicator is a game changing innovation – a new and innovative industry leading tool in measuring shelf life. It gives a real time view of remaining shelf life and freshness, all the way from production to the end user.

Creating value for your brand
  • Increase competitiveness
  • Strengthen brand
  • Increase customer loyalty
  • Being an industry first mover
  • Secure and document the cool chain
  • Build consumers perception of quality
Profit generation
  • Increase sales
  • Increase price & margin
  • Increase durability & reduce waste
Reputation & image
  • Strengthen corporate responsibility
  • Support company values
  • Enhance sustainable production

The Keep-it® indicator monitors both time and temperature.

Strømsveien 323 A
N-1081 Oslo, Norway
Tel: +47 22 30 83 50/ +47 41 10 22 52


supplier of software and data
collection solutions for the seafood sector

Maritech Systems AS has been delivering software and data collection solutions for the seafood sector since its inception in 1975. As today’s seafood production and distribution companies strive to compete in a strongly consolidating sector, gearing up their IT arsenal has become a critical requirement for realizing new business models and processes.

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

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.

Kårvågveien 126 (HQ)
N-6532 AVERØY, Norway
Tel: +47 71 51 73 00


producer of salted
and dried fish products

Mathias Bjørge AS is a family owned business specializing in the production of salted and dried fish products.

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.

50 years of experience

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.

Salted & Dried Products
  • Norwegian cod
  • Pacific cod
  • Tusk
  • Ling
  • Saithe
Frozen Products
  • King Crab
  • Snow Crab
  • Tusk

Lyngholmveien 128
NO-6057 Ellingsøy, Norway
Tel: +47 70 10 09 20


provider of banking services

Nordea Bank is present in 16 countries and holds leading positions in corporate and institutional banking as well as in retail and private banking. It is one of the 10 largest universal banks in Europe in terms of total market capitalization.

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.

200 years of experience

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.

Present in 16 countries

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 to learn more about Nordea and for relevant contact information.

Essendrops gate 7
P.O. Box 1166 Sentrum
Oslo, Norway
Tel: +47 22 48 50 00


Bright future for Norwegian cod

High prices combined with high quotas translate into record-breaking catch values for cod, which means a bright future for Norwegian cod fishermen. On the other hand, tougher competition for the commodity and the advantages associated with processing of the fish close to the market means increased competition for Norwegian value adding industry.

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?
Production in Norway

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.

Quota increase

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.

Tougher competition

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.

New products

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.

Fishermen are the winners

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.


salted, smoked herring,
mackerel & salmon

Established in 1979, Njardar became a joint stock company (AS) in 1995. The company is ideally situated on the west coast of Norway, near one of the best fishing grounds for cod, herring and mackerel. Njardar AS specializes in the production of salted herring and mackerel, smoked herring and mackerel, herring products and clipfish (dried, salted cod).

Traditional Family Business

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.

Slowfood Presidia Products: Golden-Smoked Herring, Silver-Cured Herring & Hard- Cured Herring Negro

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.

Approved Producer

Njardar has been approved by Norsk Tradisjonsfisk to produce herring according to traditional conservation methods.

Export Markets

Njardar’s main export markets are:

  • The Mediterranean countries
  • The West Indies
  • North and South America
  • The EU
  • Australia
  • The Persian Gulf States
In addition to its own products, Njardar AS also exports fish and fish products for other Norwegian companies.

Njardar’s products include:

  • Smoked herring and mackerel
  • Smoked herring and mackerel fillets
  • Smoked salmon traditional
  • Salted herring and mackerel
  • Clipfish (dried, salted cod)
  • Salted herring and mackerel fillets
  • Wet-salted cod and cod fillets
Brand Names

Njardar produces fish products under the following brand names:

  • ATCO 1907
  • Borealis
  • El Noruego
  • Neptun
  • Polar
  • Norge-Sild
  • Norwegian Tradition
Smoked Salmon

NO-6094 Leinøy, Fosnavåg, Norway
Tel: +47 70 08 66 86


exporter of wild fresh and frozen white fish,
scallops and king crab from norway

Nordic Group is one of the leading exporters of wild fresh and frozen White Fish, Scallops and King Crab from Norway.

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.

Main products:
  • Cod (Gadus morhua)
  • Saithe (Pollachius virens)
  • Haddock (Aeglefi nus melanogrammus)
  • Halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus)
  • Greenland halibut (Reinhardtius hippoglossoides)
  • Monkfish (Lophius piscatorius)
  • Hake (Merluccius merluccius)
  • Pollack (Pollachius pollachius)
  • Redfish (Sebastes marinus)
  • Scallops (Pecten Maximus)
  • King Crab (Paralitodes camtschaticus)
  • Salted fish

Dronningens Gate 15
P.O. Box 159 - 7401 Trondheim, Norway
Tel: +47 73 99 18 50
Fax: +47 73 99 18 99

326 A Street, Suite 2C
Boston, MA 02210, USA
Tel: +1 61 74 23 33 58
Fax: +1 617 423 2057


high quality nutritional
seafood and supplements

Nordic Wildfish, established in 1917, is one of the largest fishing companies in Norway. They deliver high quality nutritional seafood and supplements, from sustainable marine resources, to seafood processors worldwide.


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.

Deep-sea trawlers

Their deep-sea trawlers, Molnes, Roaldnes and Langenes, operate in the North Atlantic Ocean, and their total catch volume is approx. 25.000 Mt.

Nordstrandfjørå 71 N-6050 Valderøya
Tel: +47 70 31 14 82


farmed salmon, salmon trout,
cod, halibut & mussels

Norway Royal Salmon is a fully integrated salmon farming company with full control of the process from smolt to the market place. The company is a leading producer of sustainable Norwegian salmon and sells about 70,000 tons of salmon every year. This equates to almost 1 million salmon meals per day, all year round.

From smolt to sushi
– Quality at all levels

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.

Committed by name

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.

A wide range of products
– fresh, frozen & smoked

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.

Exports all over the world

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.

PO Box 110 • NO-4601 Kristiansand S., Norway
Tel: +47 38 12 26 66
Fax: +47 38 12 26 79


producer & exporter of
salmon & seafood products

Norsk Sjømat Group is a fully integrated salmon specialist, controlling the complete value chain, from farming, processing and value adding to the market. The companies that make up the Norsk Sjømat Group are specialized in different areas of the value chain. Together, they offer flexible production units, and a skilled and experienced organization with high focus on gaining customers’ satisfaction.

Norsk Sjømat AS

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.

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

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.

Svemorka • NO-6200 Stranda, Norway
Tel: +47 70 26 88 80
Fax: +47 70 26 88 90

Group Members:
Norsk Sjømat AS
Vital Seafood AS
Storm Seafood INC


online fish auction

Norwegian Fish Auction (NFA) is an international sales channel for fresh and frozen fish. As the name implies, this is a fish auction – but it is done online. Professionals can sell, bid on and buy fish, with just one click on the keyboard wherever they are in the world.

Easy way to buy fish

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.

User-friendly and accessible

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.

Benefits of buying with NFA
  • - Direct access to Norwegian producers
  • - Users have access to where they can check market prices, price history and other statistics.

Tel: +47 90 70 44 00


producer of salmon products

Platina Seafood provides a wide variety of products with a main focus on salmon.

Platina Seafood Norway

Platina Seafood Norway is owned by managing director André Skarbø. He has been involved in salmon processing and sales for 30 years.

Platina Seafood USA

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

Atlantic Sapphire, one of the new companies, is a commercial-scale closed containment salmon farm based in Denmark.

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.

Products & Services

Platina Seafoods offers a full range of frozen salmon fillets and portions, Kosher Certified smoked salmon, MSC Certified cod, steelhead trout and value added products.

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.

Strandvegen 88
NO-6200 Stranda, Norway
Tel: +47 70 26 99 80
Fax: +47 70 26 99 89


exporter of norwegian fish

Norwell is a medium-sized exporter of Norwegian fish, established in 1996. The company is owned approximately 70 percent by farmers and 30 percent by key personnel.

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.

Fugleskjærgata 8
6905 Florø
Tel: +47 57 75 00 00


specializing in
frozen at sea products

Polar Seafrozen AS is a Seafood Company established in April 2012. The company is located in Fosnavåg, (southwest of Aalesund) at the northwest coast of Norway.

About the Company

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.

Main Products
Frozen at Sea whitefish
  • Cod (Gadus morhua)
    – H&G, fillets (on request), roe
  • Haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus)
    – H&G, fillets (on request), roe
  • Saithe/coalfish (Pollachius virens)
    – H&G, fillets (on request),roe
  • Greenland halibut (Reinhardtius hippoglossoides)
    – Frozen at sea all year round and land frozen in the coastal season
    – H&G, heads , tails
  • Redfish (Sebastes marinus / Sebastes mentella)
    – H&G, whole round
  • Other species: ling, tusk, catfish, white halibut, monkfish
  • Salmon (Salmo salar)
    - Head on gutted, sleeved fillets
  • Snow crab (Chinoecetes opilio)
    Frozen – cooked
    – clusters/sections or single legs and claws
  • King crab (Paralithodes camtschaticus)
    Frozen – cooked
    – clusters/sections or single legs and claws
  • Whelks (Buccium undatum)
    Frozen – cooked
  • Brown Crab (cancer pagurus)
    frozen W/R, section and meat

PO Box 8
NO-6099 Fosnavåg, Norway
Tel: +47 70 08 06 10
Fax: +47 70 08 06 11


exporter of frozen seafood

Premier Seafood is a worldwide exporter of frozen Norwegian seafood. The company’s offices are located in Aalesund (Norway), Utrecht (The Netherlands) as well as in Tianjin (China), Qingdao (China), Singapore and Seattle.

About the Company

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.

Main Markets

Premier Seafood’s main markets are the following:

  • The Far East
  • The US
  • Africa
  • Europe
Main Products

Premier Seafood’s main products include:

  • Mackerel (scomber scombrus)
  • Capelin (mallotus villosus
  • Herring (clupea harengus)
  • Greenland halibut (reinhardtius hippoglossoides)
  • Redfish (sebastes marinus/sebastes mentella)
  • Cod (gadus moruha)
  • Haddock (melanogrammus aeglefinus)

Moloveien 24
NO-6004 Aalesund, Norway
Tel: +47 966 25 966
Premier Seafood Europe B.V
Papendorpseweg 100 - NL-3528BJ, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Tel: +31681013793
Premier Seafood China
Tianjin, China
Tel: +8613102130019


farming, harvest,
processing, freezing & export

Pure Norwegian Seafood is a family-owned company with long traditions in salmon and trout farming on the north-western coast of Norway. The company’s production is developed to fulfil the requirements of the finest salmon smokers in the world. Pure Norwegian Seafood also has a significant production of red Atlantic caviar.

Company Philosophy

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 Range
Pure Norwegian Seafood’s product range includes:
  • Farmed salmon
  • Salmon fillet
  • Wild salmon
  • Red Atlantic caviar
  • Rainbow trout
The Qualité Fumage Program
Qualité Fumage salmon have been fed with marine based feed with less fat and more proteins. Besides the diet, which has an influence of more than 50% on the final quality, the standard of the Qualité Fumage salmon is raised through the following conditions:
  • Genetically robust fish instead of fast growing fish
  • Good locations
  • Small-scale
  • Low density
The Qualité Fumage program is an optimal raw material for the finest smokers. The difference in quality gives the smokers a quality that is documented to be better measured by:
  • High colour
  • Low fat content
  • Good strength
  • Less gaping
  • Less liquid loss
  • High Omega content
The Label Rouge Program

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.

NO-6530 Averøy, Norway
Tel: +47 71 51 52 90
Fax: +47 71 51 54 30


seafood from norway

Seaborn AS has a unique position as a sales organization for Norwegian fish farmers. The company’s trademarks are Norwegian salmon and fjord trout.

Company Philosophy

Seaborn was established in 2001 by a number of small and medium-sized family-owned companies with a long experience and tradition of fish farming through generations. The company’s fish farmers are very proud of the products that are being delivered all over the world and of the many meals being provided in 52 countries.

Seaborn’s 46 fish farms are located along the coast of Western Norway and in the Lofoten area. The farmers have unique local identities, and they are proud of the values they create in their respective districts in Norway. Seaborn is headquartered in Bergen and the company also has a sales office in Sweden. It has become one of the largest exporters in Norway in record time.

Seaborn has a unique position as a sales organization for Norwegian fish farmers, serving as the link between the market and the producers thanks to its professional and dynamic team who is available around the clock. This gives the company flexibility to supply both fresh and frozen salmon and trout all year round. Seaborn believes in its products and in the people involved throughout the process.

Quality and the environment

Only healthy fish eat, grow and maintain a high quality. Health and contentment are closely linked, which is why profitability throughout the value chain, from roe right through to the dinner plate, is dependent on the well-being of the fish. Clean water, the best feed, plenty of space in the cages and consistently good hygiene ensure good fish health without the use of medication. In addition, stringent regulations have been adopted to secure consumers’ right to good and healthy food.

A good quality control network is developed in the following manner: The authorities check that the regulations are complied with and that fish health is good. The fish farmers’ own control systems ensure good quality and revenues. Harvesting and packing stations and carriers are responsible for maintaining top quality all the way to the market.

Seaborn monitors all stages of the process. It is company responsibility to ensure that its customers are satisfied. Finally, the customer decides whether the fish meets his/her expectations, which is the crucial test. A traceability system and a certificate of quality enable everyone to check each stage of the value chain. Food safety can be documented all the way from the parent fish throughout the entire value chain for every delivery from Seaborn.

Seaborn prepares a complete quality document for every delivery, which provides full information about the producer, biological data, production data and fish feed. Seaborn has GLOBAL G.A.P. Certification for the whole chain. Growth in seafood exports is not possible unless Seaborn ensures that seafood production is carried out in an environmentally sustainable manner. Marco Polo is the European Union´s funding program for projects that shift freight transport from the road to sea, rail and inland waterways. This means fewer trucks on the road, less congestion, less pollution and CO² emissions, and more reliable and efficient transport of goods. A high percentage of Seaborn’s transport services are by rail and sea.

Seaborn’s development is based on close collaboration with the relevant ministries, industry branch organizations and research institutions. The company is also a member of “Grønn Punkt Norge”, (Green Dot Norway), which is responsible for developing, organizing and operating recycling schemes for used packaging including plastic, EPS (styrofoam), carton packaging and beverage cartons. “Grønn Punkt Norge” guarantees that all packaging is either recycled or recovered as energy.

Norwegian Trout & Salmon

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.

Our products - fresh and frozen - from whole fish to small bites

Sandviksboder 66
N-5035 Bergen, Norway
Tel: +47 55 33 40 50
Fax: +47 55 33 40 60


supplier of high
quality norwegian salmon and trout

Sekkingstad AS is a leading supplier of high quality Norwegian Salmon and Trout.

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.

Quality and Certification

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.

Supply Chain

Sekkingstad’s contracted suppliers are mostly family owned companies, located in the southern part of Norway.

Skaganeset, 5382 Skogsvåg, Norway
Tel: +47 56 31 93 00


quality seafood supplier

The first Skaar company was established more than 100 years ago when Jon Skaar Senior started a fish business in Måløy. Over the years, the company has grown to become one of Norway’s largest exporters of fish. Skaar Norway AS now farms its own trout – and trades farmed fish from its headquarters in Florø.

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 company also produces its own trout at Svanøy Havbruk (fish farm), which has a production capacity of 5000 tons per year. Its farming company is in charge of the entire process – from its own broodstock, to roe, smolt and trout of 4 kg or more, ready for slaughter. All is of the highest quality.

In 2016, Skaar Norway / Svanøy Havbruk has established a research & development license for trout farming and roe production for consumption. Its own roe packing line in Florø has through test production in 2016 delivered roe for consumption to the Japanese market, Sujiko and Ikura style. This license will be operating at full capacity in 2017.

P.O. Box 629
N-6903 Florø
Tel: +47 57 75 77 80
Fax: +47 57 75 77 81


supplier of anchors and chains

Sotra Anchor & Chain is known as the largest stockiest in the world of anchor & chains. The company has a vast stock of new mooring equipment for the aquaculture industry. Sotra Anchor & Chain is located centrally outside of Bergen, along the Norwegian coast’s main shipping route. The Company is part of the Sotra Group, which has supplied the aquaculture industry since 1980.

Moorings specialists

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:

  • Ploughs and conventional anchors
  • Studless and studlink mooring chains
  • Long link alloy chains
  • Mooring shackles
  • Fibre Robes
  • Connection plates
  • Mooring buoys

Extreme holding power:
Anchor type DRAG MX5 - a downscaled rig anchor for use in aquaculture moorings.

Certified moorings from stock

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 every component.

Mooring equipment can be delivered from stock with a 0-day delivery time from one of the company’s centrally located deep sea quays.

Mooring analysis

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.

International Yards

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.

Anchor & Chains for all markets

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.


supplier of frozen bottom fish
from the north atlantic

Ståle Nilsen Seafood AS was established in 2007. The firm is located in one of the larger fish ports in northern Norway, Myre in Vesterålen.

North Atlantic Frozen Bottom Fish

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.

Worldwide Access to the Seafood Market

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.

Close Collaboration with Norwegian & Russian Shipowners

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.

Storgata 23
PO Box 494 • NO-8439 Myre, Norway
Tel: +47 76 11 95 20


supplier of equipment for profitable,
sustainable & safe operation of fish farms

Steinsvik is a supplier of equipment essential for profitable, sustainable and safe operation of fish farms. With more than 25 years of experience in developing and delivering innovative and robust solutions, the company is a natural partner in most areas of the aquaculture industry.

Steinsvik’s equipment is designed to operate year after year in demanding environments.

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.

World wide operator


Feeding Systems

Camera Systems

Water Engineering

Remote Operations

Fish Healh


Seaculture Equipment


Rundhaug 25 5563 Førresfjorden Norway
Tel: (+47) 52 75 47 00


provider of temperature
logger in a label

TAG Sensors’ cares about its customers and their product quality. Therefore, the company has developed a solution that ensures and proves that temperature sensitive food and pharmaceutical products have been stored and transported within the temperature limits, from production to consumption.

Always measuring the temperature

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.

Online database

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.

Fully automatic solution

TAG Sensors provides low cost temperature logger labels, printers for personalization and encoding, appliers, handheld and portal readers, and integration with client ERP systems.

Doktorbakken 8622 Mo i Rana
Tel: +47 751 63 000


transport & freight

ThermoTransit is a reliable carrier of fresh fish from Scandinavia to countries all over Europe.

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.

Right place, Right time, Right temperature

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.

Miles ahead

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.


Notenesgata 3
NO-6003 Ålesund
Tel: +47 70 10 26 00
Fax: +47 70 10 26 01


marine environmental monitoring
and impact assessment

Uni Research in Bergen is a broadly based, multidisciplinary research institute with 440 highly-qualified employees from 34 nations. The company carries out research and development on biotechnology, health, environment, climate, energy and social sciences. The Institute has six departments and one subsidiary, Uni Research Polytec.

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.

Closed fish farming facilities

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.

Escaped farmed fish and sea lice
Key challenges such as escaped farmed fish and sea lice are part of the core research in aquaculture biology. Based on results from long-term studies in rivers and fjords in Western-Norway, the research group contributes to knowledge-based understanding of complex interactions between the aquatic environment and the aquaculture activities and to propose mitigation approaches and actions. These include, among others, giving advice on when initiating spring delousing in farms in order to optimize the effect for migrating wild smolts, and on methods to efficiently remove escaped farmed fish from rivers. This research is conducted through a number of projects supported by both the aquaculture companies and government agencies, in a joint effort to promote sustainable aquaculture.
Omega-3 rich algae for the fish farming industry
Uni Research develops biotechnological mechanisms aiming at supporting the production of sustainable feeds for the aquaculture industry. We screen and identify Omega-3 rich microalgae strains, and optimize production. In collaboration with the company CO2Bio and the University of Bergen, Uni Research has established the National Algae-Pilot Mongstad facility. Here CO2 from the Technology Centre Mongstad capture plant is used to grow omega-3 rich algae for the fish farming industry.
Value creation from byproducts from the food
industry: Discovery of new industrial enzymes Biotechnologists at Uni Research explore the industrial potential of marine organisms from extreme environments. DNA sequence information is used to identify and produce novel enzymes for the bioprocessing of industrial waste, such as lignocellulosics and marine by-products from fisheries and aquaculture. This is a major contribution to the development of a circular bio-economy in Norway.

NO-5008 Bergen, Norway
Tel: +47 55 58 50 00


NORWAY EXPORTS – Fishing, Aquaculture & Seafood

Scientific name French German Spanish Italian
Capelin Mallotus villosus Capelan atlantique Kapelan/Lodde Capelán Cappellano
Herring Clupea harengus Hareng Hering Arenque Aringa
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
Haddock Melanogrammus aeglefinus Églefin Schellfisch Eglefino Asinello
Hake Urophycis tenuis Merluche Seehecht Merluza Nasello
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
Wolffish Anarhichas Loup Katfisch Lobo Bavosa lupa
Salmon Salmo salar Saumon Lachs Salmón Salmone
Arctic char Salvelinus alpinus Ombe chevalier Saibling Salvelino Salvelino ártico
Trout Salmo trutta Truite Forelle Trucha Trota
Crab Cancridae Crabe Kurzschwanz-Krebs Cangrejo Granchio
Mussel Mytilus edulis Moule commune Miesmuschel Mejillón Mitilo
Scallop Pectinidae Coquille Saint-Jacques Pilger-Muschel/Kamm-Muschel Vieira Ventaglio-pettine maggiore
Oyster Ostreidae Huître Auster Ostra Ostrica
Prawn (Shrimp) Pandalus borealis Crevette Garnele Camarón Gamberello


NORWAY EXPORTS – Fishing, Aquaculture & Seafood




  • Arctic Group Martime AS
  • Norsk Sjømat Group


  • Arctic Group Martime AS
  • Njardar AS
  • Norsk Sjømat Group
  • Polar Seafrozen AS
  • Skaar Norway AS

Horse Mackerel

  • Norsk Sjømat Group


  • Arctic Group Martime AS
  • Njardar AS
  • Norsk Sjømat Group
  • Polar Seafrozen AS
  • Skaar Norway AS

Coalfish (Saithe)

  • Aalesund Seafood AS
  • Arctic Group Martime AS
  • Mathias Bjørge AS
  • Nordic Group AS
  • Nordic Wildfish Sales AS
  • Norsk Sjømat Group
  • Polar Seafrozen AS
  • Skaar Norway AS


  • Aalesund Seafood AS
  • Arctic Group Martime AS
  • Norsk Sjømat Group
  • Njardar AS
  • Nordic Group AS
  • Nordic Wildfish Sales AS
  • Norsk Sjømat Group
  • Polar Seafrozen AS
  • Premier Seafood AS
  • Skaar Norway AS
  • Ståle Nilsen Seafood AS


  • Aalesund Seafood AS
  • Arctic Group Martime AS
  • Nordic Group AS
  • Nordic Wildfish Sales AS
  • Norsk Sjømat Group
  • Polar Seafrozen AS
  • Skaar Norway AS
  • Ståle Nilsen Seafood AS


  • Nordic Group AS
  • Nordic Wildfish Sales AS
  • Norsk Sjømat Group
  • Polar Seafrozen AS


  • Arctic Group Martime AS
  • Nordic Group AS
  • Nordic Wildfish Sales AS
  • Norsk Sjømat Group
  • Polar Seafrozen AS
  • Premier Seafood AS
  • Skaar Norway AS
  • Ståle Nilsen Seafood AS


  • Nordic Group AS
  • Norsk Sjømat Group
  • Polar Seafrozen AS


  • Aalesund Seafood AS
  • Arctic Group Martime AS
  • Nordic Group AS
  • Norsk Sjømat Group
  • Polar Seafrozen AS
  • Premier Seafood AS
  • Ståle Nilsen Seafood AS


  • Aalesund Seafood AS
  • Arctic Group Martime AS
  • Norsk Sjømat Group
  • Polar Seafrozen AS
  • Ståle Nilsen Seafood AS


  • Arctic Group Martime AS
  • Norsk Sjømat Group
  • Polar Seafrozen AS
  • Ståle Nilsen Seafood AS



  • Arctic Group Martime AS
  • Bravo Seafood AS
  • Hofseth International AS
  • Njardar AS
  • Norsk Sjømat Group
  • Norway Royal Salmon ASA
  • Norwell
  • Platina Seafood AS
  • Seaborn AS
  • Sekkingstad AS
  • Skaar Norway AS

Salmon Trout

  • Norsk Sjømat Group
  • Norway Royal Salmon ASA


  • Arctic Group Martime AS
  • Fjordlaks Aqua AS
  • Hofseth International AS
  • Norsk Sjømat Group
  • Norway Royal Salmon ASA
  • Norwell
  • Platina Seafood AS
  • Seaborn AS
  • Sekkingstad AS
  • Skaar Norway AS


  • Arctic Group Martime AS
  • Mathias Bjørge AS
  • Nordic Group AS

Mussels & Scallops

  • Nordic Group AS
  • Norway Royal Salmon ASA

Prawns (Shrimp)

  • Nordic Wildfish Sales AS
  • Norsk Sjømat Group

Cured & Marinated Fish

  • Norsk Sjømat Group

Dried & Salted Fish

  • Aalesund Seafood AS
  • Arctic Group Martime AS
  • Mathias Bjørge AS
  • Njardar AS
  • Norsk Sjømat Group


  • Aalesund Seafood AS
  • Arctic Group Martime AS
  • Hofseth International AS
  • Norsk Sjømat Group
  • Norwell
  • Platina Seafood AS
  • Polar Seafrozen AS
  • Seaborn AS
  • Sekkingstad AS
  • Skaar Norway AS
  • Ståle Nilsen Seafood AS

Fresh Fish

  • Bravo Seafood AS
  • Hofseth International AS
  • Nordic Group AS
  • Norsk Sjømat Group
  • Norway Royal Salmon ASA
  • Norwegian Fish Auction (NFA)
  • Norwell
  • Polar Seafrozen AS
  • Seaborn AS
  • Sekkingstad AS
  • Skaar Norway AS
  • Ståle Nilsen Seafood AS

Frozen Fish

  • Aalesund Seafood AS
  • Arctic Group Martime AS
  • Hofseth International AS
  • Nordic Group AS
  • Nordic Wildfish Sales AS
  • Norsk Sjømat Group
  • Norwegian Fish Auction (NFA)
  • Norwell
  • Platina Seafood AS
  • Polar Seafrozen AS
  • Premier Seafood AS
  • Seaborn AS
  • Sekkingstad AS
  • Skaar Norway AS
  • Ståle Nilsen Seafood AS

Marine-Based Oils & Extracts

  • Hordafor AS
  • Norsk Sjømat Group

Prepared Fish & Seafood Products

  • Aalesund Seafood AS

Preserved, Marinated & Salted Fish

  • Njardar AS
  • Nordic Group AS
  • Skaar Norway AS

Smoked Fish

  • Hofseth International AS
  • Njardar AS
  • Norsk Sjømat Group

Wet-Salted Fish

  • Njardar AS
  • Norsk Sjømat Group
  • Polar Seafrozen AS



Feed Barges

  • Steinsvik Group

Feeding Control Systems

  • Steinsvik Group

Feeding Systems

  • Steinsvik Group

Fish Counting Equipment

  • AquaScan AS

Fishmeal & Fish Oils

  • Hordafor AS

Fittings, Ropes & Ancillaries

  • Sotra Anchor & Chain AS

Hatchery Equipment

  • FrioNordica AS

Ice Machines

  • FrioNordica AS

Mooring Systems

  • Sotra Anchor & Chain AS

Net Cleaning Equipment (Subsea)

  • Hydema Syd AS

Processing Equipment

  • FrioNordica AS


  • FrioNordica AS


  • Maritech Systems AS
  • Steinsvik Group

Underwater Monitoring Equipment

  • Steinsvik Group

Water Chilling, Heating Systems & Heat Pumps

  • FrioNordica AS



  • Akvaplan-niva AS
  • Uni Research AS


  • Akvaplan-niva AS
  • Aquastructures AS.


  • Akvaplan-niva AS
  • Aquastructures AS

Environmental Assessment

  • Akvaplan-niva AS
  • Uni Research AS

Environmental Technology

  • Akvaplan-niva AS
  • Steinsvik Group
  • Uni Research


  • Export Credit Norway
  • GIEK
  • Nordea Bank


  • Steinsvik Group
  • Uni Research AS

Product Development, Testing & Documentation

  • Akvaplan-niva AS
  • Aquastructures AS.
  • Keep-It Technologies AS
  • Steinsvik Group
  • TAG Sensors
  • Uni Research

Research & Development

  • Akvaplan-niva AS
  • Aquastructures AS
  • Steinsvik Group
  • Uni Research

Transport & Logistics

  • Eimskip Norway AS
  • Thermo-Transit Norge AS



Bins, Boxes, Pallets & Semi Bulk Containers

  • BEWI Produkter AS

Cables & Chains

  • Sotra Anchor & Chain AS

Deck Equipment

  • Hydema Syd AS

Hoisting & Hauling Equipment

  • Hydema Syd AS

Ice Machines

  • FrioNordica AS

Ice Plants

  • FrioNordica AS

Nets, Net Equipment & Ropes

  • Hydema Syd AS

Packaging Materials

  • BEWI Produkter AS
  • Keep-It Technologies AS
  • TAG Sensors

Refrigeration Equipment

  • FrioNordica AS

Water Heaters

  • FrioNordica AS



  • Export Credit Norway
  • GIEK
  • Nordea Bank


Project Administration

  • AQUA NOR 2017
  • NHO – Confederation
    of Norwegian Enterprise
  • The Nor-Fishing Foundation
  • North Atlantic Seafood Forum (NASF)
  • The Norwegian Fishermen’s
    Sales Organization (Norges Råfi sklag)
  • Norwegian Seafood Council
  • The Norwegian Seafood
    Research Fund (FHF)
  • Oslo Børs ASA
  • Oslo Chamber of Commerce (OCC)

Norwegian Seafood Exporters March 2016

(ref. Norwegian Seafood Council)

A. Dragøy AS

  • 9016 TromsøA

A. Johansen AS

  • 8064 Røst

A&O Seafood Export AS

  • 6003 Ålesund

Aalesund Seafood AS

  • 6004 Ålesund

Aalesundfisk AS

  • 6028 Ålesund

AgroTech Production AS

  • 1630 Gamle Fredrikstad

Aie Norge Ltd

  • 8430 Myre

Aksel Hansen AS

  • 9386 Senjahopen

Akva Ren AS

  • 9062 Furufl aten

Alinco AS

  • 1510 Moss

Alliance Seafood AS

  • 5221 Nesttun

AM Nutrition AS

  • 4001 Stavanger

Andenesfisk AS

  • 8483 Andenes

Andøya Fisheries AS

  • 8414 Andenes

Andreas Bjørge Seafood AS

  • 6003 Ålesund

Andreassen Sales AS

  • 6701 Måløy

Apco AS

  • 6045 Ålesund

Aqua Gen AS

  • 7010 Trondheim

Aqua Marin Farming AS

  • 5200 Os

Arctic Fish Export AS

  • 8770 Træna

Arctic Group Maritime AS

  • 0151 Oslo

Arctic Linefi sh AS

  • 6750 Stadtlandet

Arctic Nutrition

  • 6155 Ørsta

Arizon AS

  • 8001 Bodø

Arktis Fisch & Feinkost AS

  • 9991 Båtsfjord

Arnøy Laks AS

  • 9194 Lauksletta

AS Bjørge & Co

  • 6057 Ellingsøy

Asgnorge Akuneziri

  • 9012 Tromsø

Askur AS

  • 9620 Kvalsund

Astrup Lofoten

  • 8063 Værøy

Athena Seafoods AS

  • 5804 Bergen

Atlanctic Garden AS

  • 5382 Skogsvåg

Atlantic Dawn Seafoods AS

  • 6570 Smøla

Atlantic Delights AS

  • 8024 Røst

Atlantic Seafoods AS

  • 6018 Ålesund

Ayanda Concordix AS

  • 667 Oslo

Båly Fisk AS

  • 4521 Lindesnes

Benjamin Jensen AS

  • 8382 Napp

Berg LipidTech AS (BLT)

  • 6023 Ålesund

Berggren AS

  • 2206Kongsvinger

Berle Fisk AS

  • 9981 Berlevåg

BHE Produksjon AS

  • 9110 Sommarøy

Bioform AS

  • 9310 Sørreisa


  • 5392 Skogsvåg

Bioprawns AS

  • 9068 Nord-Lenangen

Biotrål AS

  • 7252 Dolmøy

Bjarne Johnsen AS

  • 5863 Bergen

Bjørge Ocean AS

  • 6057 Ellingsøy

Blue Fjord AS

  • 4083 Hundvåg

Bosvip AS

  • 2072 Dal

Br Karlsen Sales AS

  • 9389 Husøy

Brødr. Remø AS

  • 6035 Fiskarstrand

Brødrene Andreassen AS

  • 655 Oslo

Brødrene Andreassen Værøy AS

  • 8063 Værøy

Brødrene Arntzen AS

  • 8392 Sørvågen

Brødrene Berg AS

  • 8063 Værøy

Brødrene Larsen eftf AS

  • 6729 Kvalvåg

Brødrene Sperre AS

  • 6057 Ellingsøy

C-Feed AS

  • 7010 Trondheim

Calanus AS

  • 9272 Tromsø

Cape Fish Sales AS

  • 9750 Honningsvåg

Carisma Seafood AS

  • 6710 Raudeberg

Carl Johan AS

  • 6004 Ålesund

Cermaq Norway AS

  • 8286 Nordfold

ChiNor Partners AS

  • 3262 Larvik

ChitiNor AS

  • 5501 Haugesund

Clipper Seafood AS

  • 4041 Hafrsfjord

Coast Polaris AS

  • 5035 Bergen

Coast Seafood AS

  • 6701 Måløy

Coast Seafood USA AS

  • 6701 Måløy

Cod-Export AS

  • 6001 Ålesund

Coldwater Prawns of Norway AS

  • 6003 Ålesund

Coop Norge SA

  • 107 Oslo

Dolmøy Seafood AS

  • 7252 Dolmøy

Drågen Smokehouse AS

  • 6421Molde

Drevik International AS

  • 6001 Ålesund

DryFish of Norway AS

  • 164 Oslo

Dynord Seafood AS

  • 9770 Mehamn

Edward Johnsen AS

  • 6530 Averøy

Ellingsen Seafood AS

  • 8320 Skrova

Epax AS

  • 6006 Ålesund

Eskøy AS

  • 9008 Tromsø

Findus Norge AS

  • 1373 Asker

Finefish AS

  • 6099 Fosnavåg

Finny Sirevaag AS

  • 4420 Åna Sira

Firda Seafood AS

  • 5970 Byrknesøy

Firmenich Bjørge Biomarin AS

  • 6057 Ellingsøy

Fish Export Ltd

  • 9018 Tromsø

Fishmail Norway AS

  • 1328 Høvik

Fishmar AS

  • 6003 Ålesund

Fiskernes Agnforsyning SA

  • 9257 Tromsø

Fjon Bruk AS

  • 5550 Sveio

Fjordfisk AS

  • 1684 Vesterøy

Fjordlaks Aqua AS

  • 6001 Ålesund

Fjordlaks AS

  • 6001 Ålesund

Fonn Egersund AS

  • 4374 Egersund

Fræna Seafood AS

  • DK-9850 Hirsthals

Fresh Atlantic AS

  • 7014 Trondheim

Front Marine AS

  • 5003 Bergen

Fruholmen Sales AS

  • 9010 Tromsø

Gaia Seafood AS

  • 7032 Trondheim

Glea AS

  • 8064 Røst

Global Egersund AS

  • 6003 Ålesund

Global Fish AS

  • 6001 Ålesund

Gourmetcompagniet AS

  • 1640 Råde

Great Northern AS

  • 8430 Myre

Grøntvedt Pelagic AS

  • 7129 Brekstad

Gunnar Klo AS

  • 8430 Myre

Gunnhilda AS

  • 5382 Skogsvåg

H J Kyvik AS

  • 5501 Haugesund

H. Sverdrup AS

  • 8390 Reine

Hallvard Lerøy AS

  • 5020 Bergen

Hansens Røkeri AS

  • 3041 Drammen

Harald Haagensen Trading AS

  • 9691 Havøysund

Harald Mowinckel AS Ltd

  • 5807 Bergen

Havfruene AS

  • 7670 Inderøy

Henry Johansen Drift AS

  • 9120 Vengsøy

Hermann Export AS

  • 9691 Havøysund

HitraMat AS

  • 7241 Ansnes

Hofseth AS

  • 6140 Syvde

Hofseth BioCare AS

  • 6475 Midsund

Holst Foods AS

  • 1081 Oslo

Hopen Fisk AS

  • 8310 Kabelvåg

Hordafôr AS

  • 5397 Bekkjarvik

Hovden Fiskeindustri AS

  • 8475 Straumsjøen

Hudtwalcker & Co AS

  • 352 Oslo

Ice Fish AS

  • 9006 Tromsø

ICE Seafood AS

  • 5812 Bergen

Icefresh AS

  • 4068 Stavanger

IceNor AS

  • 7550 Hommelvik

Ingolf Engeset AS

  • 6265 Vatne

Inka AS

  • 5216 Lepsøy

Inter Sea AS

  • 5154 Bønes

Isfjord Norway AS

  • 7036 Trondheim

Jakob & Johan Dybvik AS

  • 6035 Fiskarstrand

Jandis Seafood AS

  • 5135 Flaktveit

Jangaard Export AS

  • 6001 Ålesund

Jemar AS

  • 6805 Kristiansund

Jim Lorentzen

  • 8198 Nordnesøy

JM Langaas Drift AS

  • 8384 Sund Lofoten

Joh H Pettersen AS

  • 9103 Kvaløysletta

Johan B. Larsen Fisk AS

  • 8392 Sørvågen

Johan Giskeødegård AS

  • 6050 Valderøy

Johannessen Trading & Export AS

  • 9609 Nordre Seiland

John Greger AS

  • 8064 Røst

Johs. H. Giæver AS

  • 9159 Havnnes

K-Fisk AS

  • 4275 Sævelandsvik

Karlsøybruket AS

  • 9135 Vannvåg

Karsten Flem AS

  • 6293 Longva

King Oscar AS

  • 5805 Bergen

Kjellsea AS

  • 6900 Florø

Kraemer Maritime AS

  • 9251 Tromsø

Kriod AS

  • 7510 Skatval

Kvarøy Fiskeoppdrett AS

  • 8743 Indre Kvarøy

Labeyrie Norge AS

  • 5805 Bergen

Lean Fish AS

  • 9182 Seglvik

Li Energy Trans

  • 750 Oslo

Lofoten Fish Export AS

  • 8373 Ballstad

Lofoten Seafood AS

  • 8370 Leknes

Lofoten Viking AS

  • 8063 Værøy

Lofothau AS

  • 8360 Bøstad

Lofotkompaniet AS

  • 6507 Kristiansund N

Lofotprodukt AS

  • 8370 Leknes

Løining AS

  • 4374 Egersund

Lorentz A. Lossius AS

  • 6507 Kristiansund

Lyng AS

  • 6707 Raudeberg

Lyngen Reker AS

  • 9064 Svensby

Mar Export AS

  • 8430 Myre

Maredeus Norway AS

  • 6003 Ålesund

Marenor Norge AS

  • 6701 Måløy

Marine Harvest Norway AS

  • 5835 Bergen

Marine Ingredients AS

  • 6270 Brattvåg

Marine Sales AS

  • 6001 Ålesund

Maritim Food AS

  • 1617 Fredrikstad

Matben AS

  • 5443 Bømlo

Matgard Seafood AS

  • 5145 Fyllingdalen

Mathias Bjørge AS

  • 6057 Ellingsøy

MBP Trading SA Norway

  • 1718 Sarpsborg

Mikals Laks

  • 4146 Skiftun

Mikkelsen Eksport AS

  • 9020 Tromsdalen

Mills DA

  • 506 Oslo


  • 1444 Drøbak

Modolv Sjøset Fisk AS

  • 8770 Træna

Myre fiskemottak AS

  • 8430 Myre

MyreMar AS

  • 8430 Myre

N3 Pharma AS

  • 9107 Kvaløysletta

Namdal Settefisk AS

  • 7819 Fosslandosen

Nergård Seafood AS

  • 9256 Tromsø

Nergård Sørøya AS

  • 9256 Tromsø

Nils Sperre AS

  • 6057 Ellingsøy

Nils Williksen AS

  • 7900 Rørvik

Njardar AS

  • 6094 Leinøy, Fosnavåg

NMU Seafood AS

  • 1335 Snarøya

Noble Harvest AS

  • 1440 Drøbak

Nor Pesca AS

  • 6006 Ålesund

Nor Seafoods AS

  • 6001 Ålesund

Nordhordland Fisk AS

  • 5937 Bøvågen

Nordic Group AS

  • 7401 Trondheim

Nordic Halibut AS

  • 5004 Bergen

Nordic Seaco AS

  • 6021 Ålesund

Nordic Wildfish Sales AS

  • 6050 Valderøy

Nordkost AS

  • 581 Oslo

Nordkyn Seafood AS

  • 9770 Mehamn

Nordlaks Oppdrett AS

  • 8455b Stokmarknes

Nordlaks Produkter AS

  • N-8455 Stokmarknes

Nordøy Sea AS

  • 8802 Sandnessjøen

Norfra Eksport AS

  • 9006 Tromsø

Norges Sildesalgslag SA

  • 5020 Bergen

Norgeskjell AS

  • 7170 Åfjord

Norko Marine Product AS

  • 9690 Havøysund

Normarine AS

  • 6006 Ålesund

Norsildmel AS

  • 5003 Bergen

Norsildmel Innovation AS

  • 5003 Bergen

Norsk Sjømat AS

  • 6200 Stranda

North Cape King Crab AS

  • 9751 Honningsvåg

North Sea Seafood AS

  • 5003 Bergen

Northern Productions AS

  • 5232 Paradis

NStella Polaris Norway AS

  • 9008 Tromsø

Norway Royal Salmon ASA

  • 7414 Trondheim

Norway Seafoods AS

  • 9990 Båtsfjord

Norwegian Russian Seafood AS

  • 8439 Myre

Norwegian Russian Trade AS

  • 8430 Myre

Norwegian Seafood Company AS

  • 6001 Ålesund

Norwegian Seafood Trade AS

  • 4640 Søgne

Norwegian Seaway AS

  • 5035 Bergen

Norwegian Shellfish Company AS

  • 7070 Bosberg

Norwell AS

  • 6900 Florø

Notø AS

  • 8430 Myre

Nova Sea AS

  • 8764 Lovund

Nutrimar AS

  • 7266 Kverna

Ocean Products Sales AS

  • 6475 Midsund

Ocean Quality AS

  • 5804 Bergen

Ocean Supreme AS

  • 6021 Ålesund

Ocean Venture AS

  • 5003 Bergen

Olav E. Fiskerstrand AS

  • 6035 Fiskarstrand

Olden Oppdrettsanlegg AS

  • 7168 Lysøysundet

Opilio AS

  • 5392 Storebø

Orion Seafood AS

  • 6048 Ålesund

Orkla Foods Norge AS

  • 1411 Kollbotn

Orkla Health AS

  • 213 Oslo

Østlandske Formidling AS (ØFAS)

  • 1599 Moss

Pelagia AS

  • 5805 Bergen

Ph. Thorstensen AS

  • 150 Oslo

Pharmatech AS

  • 1662 Rolvsøy

Planktonic AS

  • 7023 Trondheim

Platina Seafood AS

  • 6200 Stranda

Polar Aalesund AS

  • 6001 Ålesund

Polar Quality AS

  • 8001 Bodø

Polar Seafood Berlevåg AS

  • 9981 Berlevåg

Polar Seafood Norway AS

  • 1511 Moss

Polar Seafrozen AS

  • 6099 Fosnavåg

Polarctic Seafood AS

  • 9550 Øksfjord

Premier Seafood AS

  • 6010 Ålesund

Prestfjord Seafood AS

  • 8401 Sortland

Profika AS

  • 9006 Tromsø

Pure Norwegian Seafood AS

  • 6530 Averøy

Ramberg Fisk AS

  • 8388 Ramberg

Ramoen AS

  • 6003 Ålesund

Remøy Havfi ske AS

  • 6099 Fosnavåg

Riksheim Fisk AS

  • 8312 Henningsvær

Rimfrost AS

  • 6099 Fosnavåg

Rode Vis International AS

  • 5807 Bergen

Rolf Jentoft AS

  • 8373 Ballstad

Rørvik Fisk AS

  • 7901 Rørvik

Rosita Ratfi shoil

  • 8820 Dønna

Røst Fiskeindustri AS

  • 8064 Røst

Røst Sjømat AS

  • 8064 Røst

Royal Greenland Norway AS

  • 1414 Trollåsen

Sædis AS

  • 9775 Gamvik

Saga Fisk AS

  • 8301 Svolvær

Saga Seafood AS

  • 6003 Ålesund

Saintela AS

  • 186 Oslo

Salatmestern AS

  • 1624 Gressvik

SalMar AS

  • 7266 Kverva

SalmoBreed AS

  • 5035 Bergen

Salmon Brands AS

  • 158 Oslo

Sandanger AS

  • 6083 Gjerdsvika

Scalpro AS

  • 5337 Rong

Scan Mar AS

  • 6001 Ålesund

Scanbio Biokraft Marin AS

  • 7010 Trondheim

Scanbio Ingredients AS

  • 7160 Bjugn

Scanfish Norway AS

  • 9615 Hammerfest

Sea Venture AS

  • 8006 Bodø

Seaborn AS

  • 5035 Bergen

Seaco AS

  • 5035 Bergen

Seafood Farmers of Norway AS

  • 6050 Valderøy

Seafood House AS

  • 9600 Hammerfest

Seafood Partners AS

  • 8430 Myre

Seagarden AS

  • 4299 Avaldsnes

Seagourmet Norway AS

  • 9990 Båtsfjord

Seaman Seafood AS

  • 3112 Tønsberg

Season Seafood AS

  • 2005 Rælingen

Sekkingstad AS

  • 5382 Skogsvåg

Selected Seafood AS

  • 6707 Raudeberg

Sevrin Tranvåg AS

  • 6035 Fiskerstrand

Sibelia AS

  • 6003 Ålesund

Sigerfjord Fisk AS

  • 8400 Sortland

Sigurd Folland AS

  • 6530 Averøy

Sildakongen Produksjon AS

  • 4296 Åkrehamn

Sirena Group AS

  • 6783 Stryn

Sjøvik AS

  • 6475 Midsund

Skaar Norway AS

  • 6903 Florø

Skagerakfi sk SA

  • 4664 Kristiansand

Skjervøy Fisk og Skalldyr AS

  • 9189 Skjervøy

Slakteriet AS

  • 6901 Florø

Slakteriet Brekke AS

  • 5961 Brekke

Sletten Norge AS

  • 193 Oslo

SmeFa AS

  • 6530 Karmøy

SMP Marine Produkter AS

  • 5937 Bøvågen

Snefjord Kongekrabbe AS

  • 9714 Snefjord

Snorre Seafood AS

  • 6710 Raudeberg

Solbac Export AS

  • 6021 Ålesund

Sotra Fiskeindustri AS

  • 5381 Glesvær

Ståle Nilsen Seafood AS

  • 8439 Myre

Sterling White Halibut AS

  • 4319 Sandnes

Stocco AS

  • 8469 Bø i vesterålen

Stolt Sea Farm Turbot Norway AS

  • 4484 Øyestranda

Storbukt Fiskeindustri AS (STOFI)

  • 9750 Honningsvåg

Storm Company AS

  • 6200 Stranda

Suempol Norge AS

  • 7470 Trondheim

Sufi AS

  • 8384 Sund i Lofoten

Sunco AS

  • 6001 Ålesund

Sunnmøre og Romsdal Fiskesalslag SA

  • 6001 Ålesund

Sunsea AS

  • 6076 Moldtustranda

Sunsea Seafood AS

  • 6076 Moltustranda

Superfish Norway AS

  • 3125 Tønsberg

Svenor Giske AS

  • 6040 Vigra

Taste of North AS

  • 8015 Bodø

The Crab Company AS

  • 588 Oslo

Thonipa AS

  • 6004 Ålesund

Tindskjær DA

  • 8063 Værøy

Tobø Fisk AS

  • 9690 Havøysund

Torsken Havprodukter AS

  • 9381 Torsken

Tradefish Nor AS

  • 2054 Mogreina

Troika Seafood AS

  • 9915 Kirkenes

Troll Salmon AS

  • 1628 Engalsvik

Troms Seafood AS

  • 9284 Tromsø

Tromsø Fiskeindustri AS

  • 9010 Tromsø

Ugo & Chioma Aronu

  • 7081 Sjetnemarka

Unicod AS

  • 9253 Tromsø

Unil AS

  • 213 Oslo

Vest-Norges Fiskesalslag

  • 6701 Måløy

Vesteraalens AS

  • 8401 Sortland

Vesterålen Marine Products AS

  • 8401 Sortland

Vesterålen Shipping AS

  • 8401 Sortland

Vesvela Norge AS

  • 6030 Langevåg

Vikenco AS

  • 6480 Aukra

Vikomar AS

  • 6430 Bud

Villa Seafood AS

  • 6010 Ålesund

Wannebo International AS

  • 4666 Kristiansand

Waterline AS

  • 6037 Eidsnes

Waynor Trading AS

  • 6700 Måløy

West-Norway AS

  • 6001 Ålesund

Westcoast AS

  • 5035 Bergen

Wingfirm Pharma AS

  • 1411 Kolbotn

Norway Abroad

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


Kabul - Embassy
Wazir Akbar Khan, Street 15, Lane 4, Kabul
Tel: + 93 0 701 105 000
Fax satellite: +870 6000 61156


L’Ambassade Royale de Norvège à Alger, 07,
Chemin Doudoud Mokhtar, Ben-Aknoun, 16035 Alger
Tel: +47 23955583
Fax: +213 (0) 21 94 64 64


Luanda – Embassy
Rua Garcia Neto nº 9, C.P. 3835, Luanda
Tel: +244 222 447522 / +244 222 447922
Fax: +244 222 446248


Buenos Aires – Embassy
Carlos Pellegrini 1427, piso 2, C1011AAC Buenos Aires, Argentina
Tel: +54 (0) 11 4328 8717
Fax: +54 11 43 28 90 48


Baku – Embassy
11 floor, ISR Plaza, 69 Nizami str., Baku
Tel: +994 12 4974325 / +994 12 4974326 / +994 12 4974327
Fax: +994 12 4973798


Canberra – Embassy
17 Hunter Street; Yarralumla, Canberra ACT 2600
Tel: +61 26 27 05 700
Fax: +61 26 27 05 701


Wien – Embassy
Reisnerstrasse. 55-57, A-1030 Wien
Tel: +43 01 71 660 / +47 23 95 37 83
Fax: +43 01 71 66 099


Dhaka – Embassy
Bay’s Edgewater 6th Floor, Plot 12, North Avenue
Gulshan 2, Dhaka 1212
Tel: +8802 55668570


Brussels – Embassy
Rue Archimede 17, B-1000 Brussels
Tél: +32 02 23 87 300
Fax: +32 02 23 87 390


Sarajevo – Embassy
Ferhadija 20; 2nd floor, 71000 Sarajevo
Tel: +387 33 254 000
Fax: +387 33 666505


Brasilia – Embassy
SES 807 Avenida das Nacões; Lote 28, CEP 70, BR-418-900 Brasilia - DF
Tel: +55 61 3443 8722 / +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
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
Fax:+ 55 21 2275 0161


Ottawa – Embassy
150 Metcalfe Street, Suite 1300, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1P1
Tel: +1 613 238 6571
Fax: +1 613 238 2765

Toronto – Innovation Norway
2 Bloor Street West Suite 2120, Toronto Ontario M4W 3E2
Tel: +1 416 920 0434
Fax: +1 416 920 5982


Santiago de Chile – Embassy
San Sebastián 2839; Of. 509, Las Condes, Santiago
Tel: +56 2 234 2888 / +56 2 234 2889
Fax: +56 2 234 2201


Beijing Embassy
1, Dong Yi Jie; San Li Tun, CN-Beijing 100600
Tel: +86 10 6532 2261
Fax: +86 10 6532 2392
Email: /

Shanghai – Consulate General / Innovation Norway
Room 1701, Bund Center, 222 East Yan’an Road
Huangpu District, Shanghai 200002
Tel: + 86 21 - 6039 7500
Fax: + 86 21 - 6039 7501

Guangzhou – Consulate General
Suite 1802, Citic Plaza, 233 Tian He North Road
Guangzhou 510613
Tel: +86 20 3811 3188
Fax: +86 20 3811 3199


Bogota – Embassy
Oxo center, Cra.11A No.94-24/45 Of. 904, Bogota


Zagreb – Embassy
Hektoroviceva 2/3, HR-10 000 Zagreb, Croatia
Tel: +385 1 6273 800 Fax: +385 1 6273 899


Havana – Embassy
Calle 21 #307, e/ H e I, Vedado, La Habana
Tel: +53 7 842 7100

czech republic

Prague – Embassy
Hellichova 1, CZ-11800 Prague 1 Malá Strana
Tel: +420 2 57323737
Fax: +420 2 57326827


Copenhagen - Embassy
Dampfærgevej 10, 4. sal, 2100 København Ø
Tel: (+45) 72 11 19 00(+45) 72 11 19 00

Copenhagen - Innovation Norway
Dampfærgevej 10, 4. sal., 2100 København Ø.
Tel: +45 4075 2084


Cairo – Embassy
8, El Gezirah Street; Zamalek, ET-Cairo
Tel: +2 02 27283900
Fax: + 2 02 2737 0709


Tallinn – Embassy
Harju 6, 15054 Tallinn
Tel: +372 62 71000
Fax: +372 62 71001

Talinn - Innovation Norway
Harju 6, 15054 Tallinn
Tel: +372 6313 466
Fax: +372 6313 468


Addis Abeba – Embassy
Buna Board Road, Mekanissa, Addis Abeba
Tel: +251 11 3710799
Fax: +251-11-3711255/3713605


Helsinki – Embassy
Rehbinderintie 17, FIN-00150 Helsingfors
Telefon: +358 09 686 0180
Fax: +358 9 657 807

Helsinki – Innovation Norway
Mannerheimintie 5 C, FI-00100 Helsinki, Finland
Tel: +358 20 755 1210


Paris – Embassy
28, Rue Bayard, 4ème étage, F-75008 Paris
Tel: +33 1 53 67 04 00
Fax: +33 1 53 67 04 40

Paris – Innovation Norway
22, rue de Marignan, 75008 Paris
Tel: +33 (0)1 53 23 00 50
Fax: +33 1 56 59 20 41


Berlin – Embassy
Rauchstr. 1, D-10787 Berlin
Tel: +49-30-505050
Fax: +49-30-505055

Hamburg – Innovation Norway
Caffamacherreihe 5, 20355 Hamburg
Tel: +49 40 22 94 15 0
Fax: +49 40 22 94 15 88


Accra - Embassy
Royal Norwegian Embassy, PMBT CT 6, Cantonments, Accra
Tel: + 233 302 241 539


Athens – Embassy
Hatziyianni Mexi 5, GR-115 28 Athens
Tel: +30 210 7246173 , +4723982700
Fax: +30 210 7244989


Guatemala – Embassy
14 Calle 3-51, Zona 10, Murano Center, Nivel 15, Guatemala 01010
Tel: + 502 2506 4000
Fax: +502 2366 5823


Budapest – Embassy
Ostrom u. 13 , H- 1015 Budapest
Tel: +36 1 212 9400 /+36 1 212 9404 /+36 1 212 9405
Fax: +36 1 212 9410


Reykjavik – Embassy
Fjólugt. 17, IS-101 Reykjavik
Tel: +354 520 0700
Fax: +354 552 9553


New Delhi – Embassy / Innovation Norway
50 C Shantipath; Chanakyapuri, IND-110 021 New Delhi
Tel: + 91 11 41 77 92 00
Fax: + 91 11 41 68 01 45

Mumbai - General Consulate
TCG Financial Centre, 3rd Flr, C-53, G Block, Bandra Kurla Complex
Bandra (E), Mumbai
Tel: +91 022 61330700


Jakarta – Embassy
Menara Rajawali Building, 25> th floor, Mega Kuningan, Kawasan Mega Kuningan, Jakarta 12950
Tel: +62 21 576 1523 /+62 21 576 1524
Fax: +62 21 576 1537


Teheran – Embassy
No 201 Dr. Lavasani St. (Ex-Farmanieh St.), Corner of Sonbol St., Teheran
Tel: +98 21 2229 1333
Fax: +98 21 2229 2776


Dublin – Embassy
34 Molesworth Street, IRL-Dublin 2
Tel: +353 1 662 1800
Fax: +353 1 662 1890


Tel Aviv – Embassy
40 Einstein Street, Canion Ramat Aviv, 13. Etg., 69101 Tel Aviv
Tel: +972 3 740 19 00
Fax: +972 3 744 1498


Rome – Embassy
Via delle Terme Deciane 7, I-00 153 Rome
Tel: +39 06 45238100
Fax: +39 06 45238199

Rome - Innovation Norway
Via Cappuccini 2, 20122 Milan
Tel: +39 02 854 514 11
Fax: +39 02 854 514 30


Tokyo – Embassy
Minami Azabu 5-12-2; Minato-Ku, J-Tokyo 106-0047
Tel. +81-3-6408-8100
Fax. +81-3-6408-8199


Amman – Embassy
25 Damascus Street, Abdoun, Amman
Tel: +962 6 593 1646


Nairobi – Embassy
58, Red Hill Road, Gigiri
P.O.Box 2472 Village Market, 00621 Nairobi
Tel: (020) 425 1000

Nairobi - Innovation Norway
Tel: +254 20 76 06 100 Email:


Prishtina – Embassy
Sejdi Kryeziu, Blok IV, Qteza Pejton,
Tel: +381 38 23211100


Riga – Embassy
Kalku iela 15, P.O.Box 181, Riga LV-1050
Tel: +371 7814100
Fax: +371 7814108

Latvia – Innovation Norway
Elizabets 51, Riga
Tel: +371 268 757 82


Beirut – Embassy
Embassy Complex, Serail Hill, Beirut
Phone: + 961 1960 000
Fax: +961 1960 099 Email:


Vilnius – Embassy
K. Kalinausko g. 24, 3rd floor, LT-03107 Vilnius
Tel: +370 5 2610000
Fax: +370 5 2610100

Vilnius - Innovation Norway
Didziojo 25-20, LT-01128 Vilnius
M: +370 68730775
F: +370 5 2122746


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
Fax: +261 (0) 20 22 377 99


Lilongwe – Embassy
Arwa House, City Centre, P/Bag B 323, Lilongwe 3
Tel: +265 1 774211, 771212
Fax: +265 1 772845


Kuala Lumpur – Embassy
53 Floor, The Intermark Complex. Jalan Tun Razak, 50400
Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +60 3 2175 0300
Fax: +60 3 2175 0301


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 87 + 52 55 55 40 52 20 /+ 52 55 55 40 52 21
Fax: +52 55 52023019


Rabat – Embassy
6 rue Beni Ritoune, Souissi, Rabat
Tel: +212 05 37 66 42 00
Fax: +212 (0)5 37 66 42 91


Maputo – Embassy
C.P. 828
Av. Julius Nyerere
1162 Maputo
Tel: +258 21 480100 / +258 21 480101 / +258 21 480102 / +258 21 480103 / +258 21 480104
Fax: +258 21 480 107/ + 258 21 485 076


Yangon - Embassy
No. 7 Pyi Thu Street, Pyay Road Ward (6), 7 Miles Mayangone Township, Yangon
Tel: +95 1 966 9520
Fax: +977 1 5545226


Katmandu – Embassy
Surya Court, Pulchowk, Lalitpur
Tel: +977 1 5545307-8
Fax: +977 1 5545226

the netherlands

Haag – Embassy
Eisenhowerlaan 77J, NL-2517 KK The Hague
Tel: +31 0 70 311 7611
Fax: +31 (0) 70 311 7629
Fax: +31 70 360 7428

Haag - Innovation Norway
Tel: +31 70 346 73 48 ,
Fax: +31 70 360 74 28


Abuja – Embassy
Plot 1529, T.Y. Danjuma Street, Asokoro, Abuja
Tel: +234 (0)9291 4529 , +234 (0)9291 5487