Norwegian Frozen at Sea- Our fleet

Currently there are three Norwegian factory trawlers and five longliners producing high quality seafood products, fresh frozen at sea, from the cold, clean waters of the North. On board production assures the highest quality standards as fillets are produced and quick frozen to below -18°C within a few hours after catching.

Norwegian Frozen at Sea- Our fleet
 

The Norwegian Longliners and Factory Trawler Fleet are quality producers of fillets and headed/gutted products from Cod, Haddock and Saithe fished in the clean and cold waters of the Barents Sea, the Norwegian Sea and the North Sea. Cod and Haddock in the North, Saithe along the Norwegian Coast and in the North Sea.

In addition these vessels are fishing smaller quantities of Redfish, Greenland Halibut and various other whitefish species., such as tusk and ling. There are five longliners in Norway producing premium fillets on board. There are 10 trawlers holding a license to produce fillets onboard, of which three vessels are actually producing premium fillets currently. 

Sustainability

The fundamental principle for Norwegian management of living marine resources is the principle of sustainable use based on the best available scientific advice. All the target stocks  are well placed in the “safe zone” by the International Council for the Exploration of the Seas (ICES), and subject to a fisheries pressure well within pre-determined precautionary harvest limits.

Saithe fisheries targeting the North Sea stock and the North East Arctic stock are certified in accordance with the Marine Stewarsdhip Councils (MSC) Principles and Criteria for Sustainable Fishing. The North East Arctic Cod and

The Norwegian fisheries of the North East Atlatic Cod and Haddock are also MSC-certified. Even if cod stocks elsewhere have been facing challenges and pressures, the joint Norway-Russia Cod management has been highly successful, and the resource base has been growing to record levels over the last few years.

Quick frozen at sea

On board production assures the highest quality standards as fillets are produced and quick frozen to below -18°C within a few hours after catching. The quick freezing process locks in the quality and goodness of the fish, and makes it fresher than fresh. The fleet’s product range varies from raw materials for further processing, like headed/gutted frozen fish, block products, to ready-to-eat interleaved fillets. All vessels are producing in accordance with Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) systems, and are approved by the Norwegian Food Safety Autority.

Norwegian vessels are members of The Frozen At Sea Fillets Association (FASFA).

The Norwegian Frozen At Sea Producers are owners of all Norwegian flagged vessels licensed to produce fillets of whitefish at sea, and their partners or handling agents in the export trade of these products.