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Directorate of Fisheries

The Norwegian Directorate of Fisheries offers aquaculture related open data trough their APIs

The Norwegian Directorate of Fisheries is an advisory and executive body responsible for the management of fishing and aquaculture in coastal and sea areas of Norway. As a public authority, the Norwegian Directorate of Fisheries is responsible for coordinating the development of official statistics and other data reports that are publicly available online. 

Statistical reports and other public data from the Norwegian Directorate of Fisheries can be imported to Clarify via APIs. Clarify makes it very easy to organize this data, access it from anywhere and use it for research, business analytics and other purposes.

About Norwegian Directorate of Fisheries 

The Norwegian Directorate of Fisheries was established in 1900. Since 2014, the authority has been a part of the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries of Norway; formerly it served under the Ministry of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs. Originally, the Directorate of Fisheries also included the research institution, which split into a separate entity, the Institute of Marine Research, in 1989.

The Directorate of Fisheries is responsible for advising and executing the ministry's policies on fishing and aquaculture, including activities such as resource management, quality control, regulation, supervision, and guidance. Headquartered in Bergen, it has seven regional offices and over 20 local offices around the country. Their responsibilities include resource monitoring, dealing with individual cases, providing guidance, conducting monitoring and auditing activities, etc. 

Data by the Norwegian Directorate of Fisheries

As a public authority, the Norwegian Directorate of Fisheries is responsible for collecting various kinds of data related to aquaculture research and monitoring of fishing activity. A large portion of this data is publicly available.

Fishery statistics

Fishery statistics presented by the authority is focused on various parameters related to the fish processing industry, such as catches and value of saltwater fish, river catch data, numbers of fishermen and fishing vessels, establishments, salmon export information, etc. 

Aquaculture statistics

The Directorate of Fisheries also provides open access to Norwegian aquaculture data, including stock and loss of live fish for food, sales of slaughtered fish and shellfish, numbers of workers, labour input and acquisitions, sales of fixed assets, etc.


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