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norway: record brisling catch

Levanger, November 2009 – This is a boom year for brisling fishermen on Norway’s Trondheim Fjord. Not since 1980 have the catches been this big. In one week in early November, a remarkable 900 tons of brisling were netted, signalling what must be perfect conditions in the fishing grounds.

Such is the nature of the sustainable brisling fishing industry in the Norwegian fjords, where the brisling population runs in cycles depending on various oceanic and atmospheric factors. Fluctuating water temperatures can affect the fishing from year to year. And in the deep waters of Norway’s fjords, the fish can be hard to find in any case.

King Oscar is ready to purchase and process the entire Trondheim Fjord haul. Look for your own can of this historic catch in a store near you.