The responsibility for the statistics is transferred in accordance with the national programme for official statistics which applies from 1 January 2021.
NOK billion in landed value in 2019
|Quantity (tonnes)||Change, per cent||Landed value (NOK million)||Change (per cent)|
|2019||2018 - 2019||2019||2018 - 2019|
|1Catch delivered by Norwegian vessels.|
|Total||2 478 359||-7.0||21 166||1.5|
|Atlantic cod||327 648||-13.0||7 192||-1.1|
|Atlantic mackerel||159 104||-15.0||2 509||1.3|
|Herring||561 299||12.2||2 574||19.5|
|Saithe||194 612||-4.0||1 649||13.0|
|Northern prawn||28 035||-0.7||942||-11.3|
|Red king crab||1 723||-25.5||302||-22.8|
|Other species||1 205 938||-11.8||5 999||-0.8|
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|Tonnes live weight|
|1Catch delivered by Norwegian vessels.|
|Total||2 587 871||2 665 305||2 478 359|
|Pelagic fish||1 390 385||1 465 392||1 302 284|
|Capelin||59 266||197 540||5|
|Norwegian spring-spawning herring||389 383||332 028||430 506|
|Atlantic herring, other||137 594||168 360||130 793|
|Atlantic mackerel||222 307||187 223||159 104|
|Blue whiting||399 363||438 428||351 292|
|Norway pout||21 517||25 506||59 663|
|Sandeels||120 205||69 531||124 786|
|Argentines||17 794||23 614||19 674|
|European sprat, offshore||9 744||9 776||10 594|
|European sprat, Norwegian coastal||486||1 315||1 591|
|Mesopelagic fish||-||31||1 292|
|Tuna and tuna-like species||50||11||49|
|Other pelagic fish||12 676||12 029||12 936|
|Cod and other codfishes||748 928||718 241||664 535|
|Atlantic cod||416 993||376 575||327 648|
|Haddock||115 449||95 368||94 288|
|Saithe||178 655||202 670||194 612|
|Other codfishes||37 831||43 627||47 988|
|Flatfish, other demersal fish and deepwater fish||54 575||60 904||67 897|
|Greenland halibut||16 890||17 772||17 391|
|Atlantic redfishes||22 671||25 346||31 076|
|Wolffishes||6 574||7 761||7 598|
|Other flatfish, demersal and deepwater fish||7 312||9 225||11 015|
|Cartilaginous fish (sharks, skates, rays and rabbit fish)||1 716||1 899||2 550|
|Skates and other cartilaginous fish||1 352||1 515||2 002|
|Shellfish, molluscs and echinoderms||227 717||248 176||278 139|
|Queen crab||3 101||2 812||4 049|
|Edible crab||4 924||5 850||5 365|
|Red king crab, male||1 777||2 112||1 524|
|Red king crab, other||167||200||199|
|Northern prawn||13 313||28 220||28 035|
|Antarctic krill||202 216||206 097||236 673|
|Calanus finmarchicus||760||1 362||352|
|Other shellfish, molluscs and echinoderms||1 458||1 523||1 942|
|Macroalgae (seaweed)||164 550||170 694||162 954|
|Brown algae||164 550||170 694||162 825|
|1Catch delivered by Norwegian vessels.|
|Total||18 647||20 862||21 166|
|Pelagic fish||5 651||6 500||6 712|
|Norwegian spring-spawning herring||1 772||1 493||1 883|
|Atlantic herring, other||526||661||690|
|Atlantic mackerel||2 110||2 477||2 509|
|European sprat, offshore||22||29||36|
|European sprat, Norwegian coastal||3||10||13|
|Tuna and tuna-like species||4||1||4|
|Other pelagic fish||43||69||72|
|Cod and other codfishes||10 310||10 821||10 944|
|Atlantic cod||6 999||7 270||7 192|
|Haddock||1 500||1 525||1 518|
|Saithe||1 341||1 459||1 649|
|Flatfish, other demersal fish and deepwater fish||1 420||1 619||1 693|
|Other flatfish, demersal and deepwater fish||258||313||358|
|Cartilaginous fish (sharks, skates, rays and rabbit fish)||5||6||8|
|Skates and other cartilaginous fish||3||4||5|
|Shellfish, molluscs and echinoderms||1 219||1 870||1 765|
|Red king crab, male||280||379||289|
|Red king crab, other||7||12||13|
|Northern prawn||577||1 062||942|
|Other shellfish, molluscs and echinoderms||65||84||81|
Quantity of catch, by landing county and main group of target species, and landed value of catch
|Quantity of catch||Landed value|
|Total||Pelagic fish||Cod and other codfishes||Flatfish, other demersal fish and deepwater fish||Cartilaginous fish (sharks, skates, rays and rabbit fish)||Shellfish, molluscs and echinoderms||Macroalgae (seaweed)||Total|
|Tonnes live weight||NOK 1000|
|1Include catches delivered in Norway or abroad by Norwegian-registered vessels and catches delivered in Norway by foreign vessels.|
|Total||2 757 822||1 429 536||794 954||74 367||2 555||293 456||162 954||24 826 395|
|All counties||2 362 005||1 277 036||789 656||73 158||2 522||56 678||162 954||24 010 746|
|Østfold (-2019)||968||20||10||34||2||902||-||71 726|
|Vestfold (-2019)||462||3||14||20||4||421||-||33 059|
|Telemark (-2019)||367||15||44||41||3||264||-||22 670|
|Aust-Agder (-2019)||804||3||118||84||11||588||-||64 683|
|Vest-Agder (-2019)||3 328||88||1 370||371||86||1 414||-||176 368|
|Rogaland||538 328||488 838||9 942||1 297||252||1 797||36 202||2 488 253|
|Hordaland (-2019)||28 061||:||1 132||540||59||295||:||307 720|
|Sogn og Fjordane (-2019)||267 971||233 506||29 285||:||544||42||:||2 127 495|
|Møre og Romsdal||503 387||291 931||166 694||20 198||380||:||:||5 352 666|
|Trøndelag - Trööndelage||133 886||48 782||4 055||890||150||2 245||77 764||461 100|
|Nordland||331 545||138 792||154 841||13 894||27||5 039||18 953||3 756 749|
|Troms - Romsa (-2019)||304 843||51 772||195 863||25 394||48||31 766||-||4 837 892|
|Finnmark - Finnmárku (-2019)||247 905||1 144||226 190||8 531||956||11 085||-||4 304 579|
|County not stated||:||-||-||-||-||:||-||:|
|Abroad||395 817||152 501||5 298||1 208||32||236 778||-||815 649|
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About the statistics
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.
Name: Fisheries (terminated in Statistics Norway)
Topic: Agriculture, forestry, hunting and fishing
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Municipial figures, county figures and figures for entire country.
Annual preliminary and final figures.
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.
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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.