Fishing and aquaculture
The norwegian ocean area is six to seven times that of mainland Norway. Norwegian seafood industry is delivering seafood to consumers in more than 130 countries. In recent decades, Norway’s fishing industry has developed from a ‘free fishing’ activity to a fully-fledged industry complete with quotas and concessions. The Norwegian management system takes form as a “Regulatory chain”, which is an annual, interactive process based on incremental changes. The Regulatory chain incorporates stages such as gathering research data, quota negotiations with other states, as well as allocating quotas to the various vessel groups.
Food security, environmental concerns and the work on fish health and welfare have high priority in the management of Norwegian aquaculture.
As a part of norwegian hunting traditions, the country is today doing whaling, with minke whale as the main catch.
Recreational fishing is an important part of Norwegian coastal culture