Norwegian vessels caught an excess of 2.3 million tons of fish and shellfish in 2015, with a value totaling NOK 16.9 billion. This is an increase of around 2.7 billion from the previous year and a new record.
The catch thus increased by about 1 percent from 2014, while the value of the catch increased by 17 per cent, according to figures from Statistics Norway (SSB).
Blue whiting and cod are the most popular and most fished.
489,000 tonnes of blue whiting and 422,000 tons of cod were caught. The catch value of cod alone amounted to 5.7 billion.
While the catch is about the same as in 2014, the price increased which resulted in the strong increase in the value of the catch.
At the end of 2015, just over 11,000 fishermen and just under 6,000 fishing vessels were registered in Norway.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today