A call for more fisheries technology in Norway


According to the Norwegian journal “Økonomisk fiskeriforskning” (translated: economic fisheries research), a large proportion of Norwegian cod trawlers do not take care of the residuals from their fishery. In Norway, about two thirds of marine residue are used for production of fishmeal and fish oil whereby the resources can contribute to the production of food for human consumption. The Norwegian Government has set a strategy to achieve the best possible value for the residual raw material and ensure increased value creation in the seafood industry.  The article communicates a wish from the industry that the authorities contribute towards technology development, but leave the catch regulations.