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Lofoten and the Lofoten fisheries

The Lofoten Islands, Nordland County, are located westward, 67° and 68° latitude, north of the Arctic Circle.

The largest islands from east to west are Austvågøy, Gimsøy, Vestvågøy, Flakstadøy, Moskenesøy, Værøy and Røst. Svolvær, the village where Saga Fisk is located, is on Austvågøy. Situated north of the Lofoten Islands, are the Islands of Vesterålen.

The Lofoten Fisheries are a seasonal fishery for spawning cod in the area around the Islands of Lofoten and Vesterålen. This takes place in the period from February to April. Mature individuals wander down from the Barents Sea to The Lofoten Islands to spawn. This fishery, which belongs to our most traditional fisheries, has existed as far back in time as recorded history began.