A threefold growth of Norwegian seafood production by 2030
Norway is the world’s leading supplier of farmed Atlantic salmon, and a major provider of healthy seafood which are produced in a climate friendly manner.
The Seafood Innovation Cluster is an industry initiative that works to strengthen and internationalize businesses, R&D and education in the field.
Our team goal is to improve our sustainable performance and generate higher innovation.
In June 2015, due to its unique global position and its important contribution to Norwegian value creation, the cluster was granted the status of a Norwegian Centre of Expertise, by the Norwegian Government.
550 BNOK in Value Creation
Norwegian seafood exports reached 69 BNOK in 2014, which is why Norway has a strong position in the world market. Norwegian salmon is the strongest global brand in seafood exports, and plays a significant social and economic role, with an annual GDP contribution of 45 BNOK and 48.000 jobs. In addition, the so called ripple effect on employment and value creation in the supplying industry contributes to another 34.3 BNOK. Moreover, the marine sector is expected to grow in the decades to come and be worth 550 BNOK by 2050, which is six times larger than present. Norway is currently among the world's leading nations in marine research, but the ties to seafood industry still needs to be strengthened.
If we are going to maintain the role as one of the world’s most prominent seafood nations, we must fortify industrial development, enhance collaboration with science to increase the number of innovative breakthroughs. Achieving that goal is pivotal for future success and therefore of central importance to the Seafood Innovation Cluster