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Environmental measures

Photo: IMR.

Norway takes the lead among fishing states as 800 000 km2 of deep ocean is closed for regular bottom fishing. As a comparison the Norwegian mainland covers an area of approximately 324 000 km2. Read more

The development, testing and introduction of selective fishing gear is part of the process of ensuring that regulations are implemented so that fishing activities can be carried out on the basis of resource-friendly and rational utilisation of fish stocks.  Read more

Photo: The Norwegian Seafood Export Council.

The implementation of the precautionary approach, the ecosystem-based approach and the integrated ocean management approach are significant aspects of the current oceans policy in Norway. Read more

The fisheries industry has always been depended upon the ocean environment for its productivity. However, over the past decade, fisheries activities in itself have become an environmental issue. Read more

Photo: Bjørn Tore Rotabakk, Nofima.

The principal objective of the fish capture research is the development of resource and environmentally friendly commercial fishing gears and the provision of better tools for ecosystem and stock monitoring. Read more

Photo: The ministry of fisheries and costal affairs .

Norway is currently the world’s second largest exporter of seafood from capture fisheries and aquaculture, exporting to more than 150 countries. Sustainable management of living marine resources and maintenance of clean and productive oceans is an important part of Norway’s success, as well as a prerequisite for future growth. Read more