This is a historically high production volume, which makes Norway the world leader in the manufacturing and exporting of salmon and trout. Increased population growth, climate change and seafood’s importance to public health, make Norway and the Hordaland Seafood Cluster an major global supplier of marine products that are of great importance for human health and the global environment.
West-Norway has unique natural advantages, historical traditions with internationally leading industry players with a long tradition in catch, manufacturing, processing and trading of seafood. The region is also home to major players within the national value chain in the breeding of fry, fish farming, processing, exports and equipment supplies. It also has a strong supply industry within feed, floating structures, nets, fish and marine ingredient industry. Over half of the largest farming companies are localized in the Hordaland Seafood Cluster. On the raw material side, the seafood industry in West-Norway has had a marked impact, with one of the largest and most modern sea-fishing environments.
The marine industry is considered to be an innovative force in the region with a firm commitment to utilize new ideas. The industry has led the way to new, efficient and sustainable production-methods, creating synergies throughout the cluster and into other industries.
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