Nofima reports

Subsidies to the Norwegian Fishing Industry: An Update

Isaksen, John Roald

Publication details

Publisher: Nofima AS (tidligere Fiskeriforskning)

Issue: 13/2000

Number of pages: 29

International Standard Numbers:
Printed: 82-7251-452-4

Open Access: green


This Report is an update of earlier Report No. 7/1998: “Governmental Transfers to the Norwegian Fishing Industry: 1977-1996”, which was the Norwegian contribution to the OECD’s Fishery Committee, answering their Questionnaire AGR/FI (97) 11. In this publication, the emphasis is on the later years, 1995-99, and the form is not so strict.

The Report first examines the industry’s income potential during the latter decades, and is narrowed to concern the fish-harvesting sector only. Then the subsidies are presented, including the production tax on fish, and expenditures for general services to the industry. The last section addresses various capacity factors for the fishing fleet.