With a history of more than 140 years of fishing in these waters, it is safe to say that our Norway Seafoods products are the result of more than a century of developing and preserving a proud craft. Norway Seafoods also supplies wild-caught whitefish such as saithe, haddock and halibut and others – providing consumers with a wide range of safe and delicious seafood.
In Norway Seafoods there are more than 130 years of experience. Through generations, the local fishing fleet has delivered fresh fish to us. Today, over 1,700 local fishermen supply them with their fish. There are therefore strong traditions behind the package you fish from the freezer dish.
Norway Seafoods compromises Norway’s largest sourcing network, purchasing fresh fish directly from fishermen with a total of 14 sourcing stations along the coast of Northern Norway.
The sourcing stations are all located above the Arctic Circle giving unique access to the most well managed fish stocks in the world and the clear cold waters of the Barents Sea.
Additional sourcing of fresh fish and seafood comes from fish auctions and fish farming companies in Europe
The company operates 9 primary processing facilities (8 in Norway and 1 in Denmark), and 5 secondary production facilities (1 in Norway, 2 in Denmark and 2 in France). The primary processing facilities are specialized in packing whole fish and fillets, both fresh and frozen.
May 2005 : After the merger of Norway Seafoods AS, West Fish-Aarsæther AS and Nordic Sea Holding AS, Aker Seafoods ASA enlisted Oslo Stock Exchange in May 2005. Converto Capital Fund is the major shareholder of Aker Seafoods ASA with an ownership of 73.59 per cent. The company headquarters is in Ålesund, Norway.
October 21, 2011 : Aker Seafoods ASA : Norway Seafoods to be developed as a separate company
The board of Aker Seafoods ASA proposes to split up the ownership of the company's two business areas. The shares in Norway Seafoods will be distributed to the shareholders in Aker Seafoods. This is in accordance with the plan effectuated and communicated in the first half-year 2010.
2016 - Norway Seafood Group was acquire by Lerøy Seafood Group and become the quality brand for sustainable whitefish caught in the wild – and sourced from the Arctic seas in the north.
Shrimp fishing and sale prohibited for two months Mozambique
Mozambique fishing authorities announced that the fishing and sale of shrimp caught in the waters of the country will be prohibited for two months, in order to allow the recovery of stocks and preserve the resource.