Norway has much to contribute, with its extensive knowledge about the ocean, and this is reflected in the international demand for Norwegian expertise. Norway excels in management of marine ecosystems and has stringent environmental regulations. Moreover, research-based management, knowledge and green technology development play a key role in the seafood industry. Good examples here are the electrification of fishing boats and the trial project on removal of litter and plastic from the ocean, “Fishing for litter”.
See also: Selfa Arctic – The world’s first hybrid fishing boat
I would also like to draw attention to the potential for increasing value creation by exploiting residual raw materials and by-products, which can be turned into high-value products. The entire fish is a resource. For example, new, modern fishing boats not only produce fish filets, they also produce fish oil and fish protein. There are also prawn producers who produce high-value medicines from prawn shells. All the prerequisites are in place for the seafood industry to further enhance value creation, while reducing overall environmental impact.
See also: Ocean Farming – Moving fish farms out to sea