Nofima reports

Documenting Social Sustainability in Norwegian fishing industry and fleet

Nøstvold, Bjørg Helen; Ødegård, Anne Mette; Svorken, Marianne; Honkanen, Pirjo; Andersen, Rolf Kristian; Young, James A.

Publication details

Publisher: Nofima AS

Issue: 15/2019

Number of pages: 17

International Standard Numbers:
Printed: 978-82-8296-594-1

Open Access: green


Reports about abuse, slavery and child labour in the international seafood industry has led to more attention and awareness of the problem, and there is now an increasing demand for the Norwegian seafood industry to document their social sustainability. In 2018 the Norwegian fleet consisted of more than 6000 vessels and over 11000 fishermen, and the onshore processing industry employed more than 9000 people. The project describes Norwegian laws and legislation, control regime, trade union involvement and opportunities for sanctioning violations of human rights, safety and working conditions and social security. The project is anchored in the seafood industry and the markets through workshops, participation in international and national seminars, and by interviews among key representatives in the industry and markets.