Cod Fishing Henningsvaer Kabelvag Svolvaer


in the

Lofoten Islands


scenery traveling to the village


fishing is the business of the village

The fishing industry provided nearly 7 percent of total annual export revenue in the early 1990s. Since the early 1970s, fish farming (particularly of salmon and sea trout) has been intensively developed by the government. Norway is one of the leading fishing nations in the world, accounting for more than 2 percent of the world’s total catch, and the large fishing fleet has expanded its catch area to the banks of Newfoundland, Canada. The total yearly marine catch in 1995 was about 2.6 million metric tons. Important species caught include capelin, herring, mackerel, cod, sand eel, saithe, salmon, and prawns.


the fresh fish processing factory
(from the salmon fish farms)


traditionally Cod is dried
(caught and dried outside on racks like these)


dried cod


dried cod is pressed into bails


some cod is salted


and prepared for shipment


support for ship maintenance


typical house in town


typical local weaving
(flat on one side, tied loops on the other)
looped side placed next to the body for warmth

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