For delicious salmon, start with Norway

Nature, people, culture, science... watch our short film and discover how everything connects together to give us salmon from Norway.

There are lots of reasons why we are one of the world's biggest and most sustainable producers of seafood, and why our salmon is enjoyed around the world. Here are some of the most important ones:

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Our nature

We have been blessed as a nation by our unique location, where the cold Arctic waters meet the warm Gulf Stream. It gives us waters with just the right current and temperature, and a coastline with islands, islets and deep, protective fjords.

Ocean farm cage

Our culture

We are a nation build on seafood. We grow up fishing and eating what we catch. For us, aquaculture is not just about the past - it's how we're planning the future too.

Scenary with ocean farms

Our country

The way our country is structured means that we can supply the world with salmon from Norway, today and tomorrow. Our politics, technology, infrastructure and research allow us to harness the resources of the sea in a sustainable way.

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Cold clear waters

130,000 KM

The length of Norway's long coastline, including our islands. Longer than the circumference of the earth around the equator

5.3 MILLION

Our population here in Norway

385,000 KM²

Our total land mass

1M TONNES

The total weight of Norwegian salmon produced in 2018

204 KM

The length of Sognefjorden, our longest fjord

1300 METRES

The largest recorded depth of a fjord in Norway, nearly a mile in depth

67,8 BILLION

Total value in NOK of our global salmon exports in 2018

94%

Farmed salmon accounts for 94% of all farmed fish in Norway

How we harvest our oceans

We have created a framework that includes research, legislation, regulation and control to ensure our oceans are full of fish now and forever.

Research

Institute of Marine Research (IMR)
International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)
National Institute of Nutrition and Seafood Research (NIFES)

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Legislation

Norwegian Parliament

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Regulation

The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries
The Directorate of Fisheries
The Joint Norwegian-Russian Fisheries Commision
Regional Fisheries Management Organisations (RFMOs)

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Control

The Directorate of Fisheries
Sales organizations
The Coast Guard
Norwegian Food Safety Authority

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Salmon farms in a Norwegian fjord

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