6,000 boats and 11,000 fishermen in Norway

fishing vessel LangenesThe fishing vessel "Langenes" has its base on Engenes outside Ålesund and is owned by Engenes Fiskeriselskap. Photo: Engenes Fiskeriselskap

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At the end of 2019, 5,978 fishing vessels and 11,054 fishermen were registered in Norway. 3 percent of fishermen are women.

A total of 9,444 people fish as a main occupation, the Directorate of Fisheries reports.

The number of fishing vessels has been reduced by 0.7 percent, while the number of fishermen in the number of fishermen has been reduced by 1.5 percent compared to the end of 2018.

At the same time, there is a small increase in the proportion of women among fishermen from 325 in 2018 to 329 who reported fishing as their main occupation at the end of 2019. This corresponds to a female share of 3.4 percent.

Over time, there has been a slight increase in the proportion of older fishermen. Figures for 2019 show that 20.6 percent of registered fishermen are under 30, while 20.7 percent are over 60.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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