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New official fisheries website launched

The Norway Portal has a new addition: www.fisheries.no contains information about a wide range of topics from the Norwegian fishing industry. The Norwegian Minister of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs launched the English language site on 9 May.

"There is an increasing need for communicating information about Norwegian resource and aquaculture management and what Norway is doing to ensure that the seafood we export to more than 150 countries is safe and healthy. A greater focus on environmental information regarding fish products makes is necessary to improve information in this area," said Norwegian Minister of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs Helga Pedersen.

The portal contains information in English about the state of Norwegian commercial stocks, resource management and control, aquaculture, the marine environment and the work being done to ensure the safety of Norwegian seafood. The portal is prepared and edited by the Norwegian Ministry of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs in cooperation with industry partners. 

Fisheries.no is based on the design and technical platforms of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs' www.norway.info, which provides information about Norway through web portals in 89 countries and in 18 languages. The Fisheries portal is hosted on the MFA's Norway Portal server. 

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The fisheries portal contains information about various topics from the Norwegian fishing industry.Photo: Norwegian Ministry of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs