From the Vikings to our fishermen today, Norway's way of life has always been entwined with the sea. We're extremely fortunate to live where we do, with such rich fish stocks right on our doorstep, and our people work extremely hard to ensure that our relationship with the sea continues to be a positive one.
We’ve condensed centuries of history and culture into four digestible pages below, allowing you to discover more about Norway and our rich fishing past.
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.
Throughout history, Norwegians have lived in harmony with the sea. It's a vital part of Norway's culture, with our fishing heritage dating back to the Stone Age. Over the years we have refined our skills and practices to safeguard the future of our fisheries and stocks.
Our marine resources have provided a basis for our vibrant coastal communities, making fishing a key part of our livelihoods. It’s important then that our sustainable practices not only ensure the future and profitability of our fishing industry, but also its supporting sectors.
37 million portions of Norwegian seafood are served worldwide every day, so it’s important that everyone knows about its provenance. It’s the task of the Norwegian Seafood Council (NSC) to make sure everyone knows why the world's best seafood comes from Norway.