billion NOK in landed value in 2015
|Quantity (tonnes)||Change, per cent||Change, per cent||Landed value (NOK million)|
|2015||2014 - 2015||2010 - 2015||2015|
|Total||2 334 564||0.9||-12.9||16 928|
|Selected fish species|
|Mackerel||241 987||-12.9||3.4||2 030|
|Herring||313 096||-23.1||-66.1||1 860|
|Cod||422 243||-10.8||48.9||5 722|
|Saithe||151 508||-1.5||-33.6||1 490|
|Greenland halibut||14 649||4.2||49.6||499|
|Crustaceans and molluscs nei||222 910||9.5||48.5||1 427|
|Other fish species||943 378||23.5||12.8||3 653|
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Fisheries. Quantity of catch, by fish species and main group of fish species. Tonnes live weight
|Total||2 089 969||2 313 325||2 334 564|
|Pelagic fish||1 117 261||1 287 789||1 330 829|
|Capelin||161 554||76 682||121 827|
|Norway pout||47 092||18 665||44 361|
|Blue whiting||196 246||399 520||489 439|
|Sandeel||30 447||82 499||100 859|
|Horse mackerel||6 793||14 660||9 560|
|Atlantic mackerel||164 729||277 734||241 987|
|Herring||507 465||407 303||313 096|
|Sprat||2 936||10 725||9 700|
|Pelagic fish nei||0||0||0|
|Codfishes||753 040||757 089||710 916|
|Cod||471 315||473 478||422 243|
|Haddock||101 240||94 214||96 987|
|Saithe||147 692||153 834||151 508|
|Tusk||11 431||11 406||13 744|
|Ling||15 537||16 887||17 596|
|Pollack||1 411||1 787||1 829|
|Hake||3 527||4 331||5 335|
|Flatfishes and other demersal fishes||53 731||60 385||65 950|
|Greenland halibut||12 596||14 055||14 649|
|Halibut||1 917||2 349||2 416|
|Plaice||1 383||1 014||661|
|Redfish||9 037||19 350||24 793|
|Lesser and greater argentines||13 234||14 470||15 240|
|Wolffishes||10 535||6 345||5 979|
|Angler||3 676||2 319||1 446|
|Other flatfish and groundfishes nei||365||389||411|
|Deep-sea species||1 887||2 486||2 307|
|Deep-sea species||1 947||2 007||1 650|
|Crustaceans and molluscs nei||162 103||203 568||222 911|
|Crab||5 433||6 515||7 851|
|King crab||1 321||1 695||2 176|
|Deep water prawn||13 718||15 983||22 959|
|Other crustaceans and molluscs nei||140 683||178 378||189 102|
|Total||12 673||14 427||16 928|
|Pelagic fish||4 809||4 906||5 467|
|Atlantic mackerel||1 430||1 937||2 030|
|Herring||2 432||1 921||1 860|
|Other pelagic fish||0||0||0|
|Codfishes||6 347||7 551||8 770|
|Cod||4 052||4 702||5 722|
|Haddock||1 070||1 239||1 142|
|Saithe||949||1 269||1 490|
|Flatfishes and other demersal fishes||617||790||985|
|Lesser and greater argentines||40||41||46|
|Other flatfishes and groundfishes||6||7||5|
|Species not else-where included||180||250||270|
|Crustaceans and molluscs||715||923||1 427|
|Deep water prawn||459||559||933|
|Other crustaceans and molluscs||73||78||88|
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The Fishery statistics present an overview of catches and value of saltwater fish, number of fishermen and fishing vessels, establishments, employed persons and value added etc. in fish processing industry.
Live weight is the weight of the fish in the condition it is caught. The weight of fish that is landed without head, in gutted condition, as fillet or salted etc. is converted into live weight.
FAO uses the concept of nominal catch instead of live weight. The word catch is also often used without further explanation. In catch journals this is interpreted as estimated quantity in live weight.
Catch value is the amount paid to the fishermen for the catch. This includes freight and price subsidies and production tax, but not tax to the sales co-operatives. Value added tax is not included.
Pelagic means living in the water masses.
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The Directorate of Fisheries does reporting to:
- Statistical Office of the European Communities (EUROSTAT):
- Food and Agricultures Organization of the United nations (FAO).
- International Council of Exploratin of the Sea (ICES).
- Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organisation (NAFO).
The Directorate of Fisheries and Statistics Norway stores the data files.
The Fishery statistics presents an overview of catches of saltwater fish. Statistics on fisheries were first displayed in a publication of its own in 1868. The Directorate of Fisheries took over the preparation of the publication in 1900. Since 1977 it has been Statistics Norways responsibility in co-operation with the Directorate of Fisheries.
The purpose of collecting data from catches is to gather information necessary to secure a viable administration of the marine resources. This is done by controlling resources and quotas, and by having fishery statistics of good quality.
The data forms the basis for research work in connection with regulations, strategic analysis, analysis of structure of the fishing fleet, and also the consequences of administrative actions on the industrial economy. The data also forms the basis of fulfilling Norway's obligation to report to international organisations.
Figures from the fishery statistics are a part of the national accounts, which are an essential information source for the analysis of the economic development and economic structure in Norway.
The fishery statistics is otherwise used by public authorities and the general public, research institutions, students, media, financial analysts, interest groups and national and international organisations.
No external users have access to the statistics and analyses before they are published and accessible simultaneously for all users on ssb.no at 8 am. Prior to this, a minimum of three months' advance notice is given inthe Statistics Release Calendar. Read more about principles for equal treatement of all users on ssb.no.
The Directorate of Fisheries publishes statistics on the inetrnet: http://www.fiskeridir.no/english
Many international organisations also publish statistics of catches in quantity and value, e.g. FAO and Eurostat.
Data are obtained by the Directorate of Fisheries pursuant to the following Acts:
- Act no. 3 of 14 December 1951: Act relating to marketing of raw fish.
- Act no. 40 of 3 June 1983: Act relating to seawater fisheries, etc.
Statistics Norway recieve data from the Directorate of Fisheries according to:
- Act no. 54 of 16 June 1989: Statistics Act.
- Council Regulation (EEC) 3880/91 of 17 December 1991.
- Council Regulation (EEC) 2018/93 of 30 June 1993.
- Council Regulation (EEC) 2597/95 of 23 October 1995.
- Council Regulation (EEC) 1382/91 of 21 May 1991.
The statistic cover all catches of marine fish delivered in Norway or abroad by Norwegian-registered vessels and catches of marine fish delivered in Norway by foreign vessels. Included are also sealing, whaling, catches of seaweed, oysters and mussels, while delivering outside the sales co-operatives and none-registered sales are not included. Fish farming and fishing for own use is not included either. As from 2015 catches from sea fishing of salmon and sea trout in ordinary season are not included.
The Directorate of Fisheries produces catch statistics based on information from approved sales co-operatives. According to law, official approved sales co-operatives have the sole right of first hand sale of most fish species and other animals caught in the sea. Excepted from this are salmon, sea trout and seal.
The statistic is based on contract notes given to the fishermen as a part of the settlement. These notes contain information about quantity and value together with other information.
Statistics Norway receives data from the database of contract notes, administrated by the Directorate of Fisheries.
The Directorate of Fisheries does the control and the revision of the catch database.
The Directorate of Fisheries does the estimations.
Statistics Norway publishes preliminary figures in the end of January and final figures 15 November.
The selection of tables for this edition has been changed compared with earlier years, but the data sources are the same. As from 2005 a new grouping of target species is used, and the list of specified species is slightly changed as well as the categories for disposition of the catch.
Time series of catches in quantity and value all the way back to 1977 are published in the series NOS Fishery statistics. Furthermore, comparable time series going back to 1866 are presented in NOS Historical Statistics 1978 and 1994, and in the Statbank.
The information on the contract notes may vary in quality, and extensive verification is a necessity.
Vessels using more than one type of fishing gear on one trip, can only report one type of fishing gear on the contract note, and vessels fishing in more than one fishing ground can only report one fishing ground. This must be considered when reading the tables. This is also the explanation for possible discrepancies between catch statistics based on contract notes and those based on catch journals from trawlers. Information from catch journals can sometimes be missing due to the loss of catch journals prior to submission.
When collecting statistics common errors occurrs, like errors when filling in, errors in assessment during the revision as well as errors in the register etc.
It is not possible to estimate figures for landings which have not been registered trough official channels.
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All-time high catch valuePublished 10 November 2016
In 2015, Norwegian vessels delivered 2.3 million tonnes of fish, crustaceans and molluscs. This is an increase of 1 per cent compared with 2014. The landed value of catch came to NOK 16.9 billion; up 17 per cent from 2014.More