Fisheries

The coast is yours

Public rights is a well established principle of access to and use of nature in Norway. This also applies to the sea.

Last changed: 07. May 2013

Illegal fishing - can it be stopped?

Illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, known as IUU fishing is a significant global problem. Tens of thousands of fishing vessels are engaged in illegal fishing or fishing on stocks that are not regulated or reported. IUU fishing is the greatest threat to fish stocks in the world today.

Last changed: 07. May 2013

The great seafood nation

Fishing has been an important industry for Norway since time immemorial. Exceptionally good natural conditions, good management and skilled industry practitioners makes Norway Europe's largest fisheries and aquaculture nation. With the right measures, we may harvest the sea and coast into eternity.

Last changed: 07. May 2013

The competition for the sea

Norway has the world's second-longest coastline, and manages an ocean area that is more than six times larger than mainland Norway. Nevertheless, different desires and needs for use of the sea may give rise to conflicts.

Last changed: 07. May 2013