Tagged: Fishing

More cod in warmer Barents Sea

Back in the 1920s and 1930s, the Barents Sea was teeming with cod. That was before its waters substantially cooled off in the decades to follow. Now, with ocean temperatures higher once again, fishermen...

20 years and good as new

Aleutian Spray Fisherie’s fishing vessel the Starbound celebrates 20 years on the open sea By Tiffanie Davis Seattle, Wash. Norwegian American Weekly On a dry, gray January morning, the Starbound leaves town for the...

More catch – less value

Norwegian vessels delivered 2.5 million tonnes of fish, crustaceans and mollusks in 2009, up 4 percent compared with 2008. The landed value amounted to NOK 11.1 billion, down 8 percent from the previous year...

Fisheries dispute between Norway and the EU

The Norwegian ambassador to the EU, Oda Helen Sletnes, has delivered a formal protest to the EU Commission, after Norwegian fishermen have been turned away from EU waters where they have been casting for mackerel. On...

Pure Salmon Campaign pleas to King Harald

During the opening of Aqua Nor, leaders of the internationally active Pure Salmon Campaign handed King Harald V a letter, spelling out their concerns and especially seeking his help. King Harald himself is an avid sports...

Swedes catch world’s largest halibut in Norway

On Thursday Aug 6, the world’s largest halibut was caught in Helnessund in Steigen,  Nordland county. “We were actually fishing for cod,” said a smiling Bosse Carlsson (59) to AN.no. Carlsson and his fishing partner Hans-Olov Nilsson (48), were trying...

Finnmark – the Land of Untouched Magic

As far north and as far east as you can reach is the largest county in Norway with the smallest population; Finnmark. The Sami, Finnish, Norwegian, and to some extent Russian cultures merge in...

Hard times for sea trout in the Gaula watercourse

“The sea trout stock in the Gaula watercourse is at its historic minimum. We have to monitor them and take urgent action, particularly in connection with the Water Framework Directive and the obligations it...