Norway is surrounded by vast oceans and has built its culture around harnessing the natural resources to hand. Our location in northern Europe, close to the Barents Sea and the Norwegian Sea, means we have a plentiful seafood stock to harvest from.
Welcome to Norway - A Seafood Nation
longest coastline in the world
Land vs sea area
6 times more sea than land
largest seafood exporter in the world
The pristine waters off the coast of Norway are brimming with an abundant source of delectable cod. It’s a resource we’ve relied on for centuries, and our symbiotic relationship with the sea has resulted in this bounteous supply.
Our marine ecosystem is ideal for the spawning of excellent quality cod, giving us stock with chunky, flavoursome white flesh. And, because our nation has such proximity to the Norwegian Sea and the Barents Sea, our fishermen have easy access to the supply.
Our seas define us
We have relied on the sea for centuries, and we consider our relationship with it symbolic. This sense of partnership has led to an enormous degree of respect, and we treat the waters around our home with utmost care.
Fishery protection zone
Norwegian Economic Zone
Jan Mayen Fisheries Zone
Barents Sea and Norwegian Sea
Coasts of Lofoten and Vesterålen
The importance of climate
Norway is cold. Very cold. But while this may create some challenges for humans, our fish thrive. The climate is also favourable for the processing of raw materials. Stockfish and clipfish, which are among our oldest and biggest exports, are the result of the optimal weather conditions in northern and western Norway.