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Seafood from Norway


Norwegian herring is a delicious healthy fish with rich flavor, perfect for at tasty snack or traditional meal. It is harvested in the cold, clear waters of Norway when the quality is at its best.

Nutritional information

Herring is rich in vitamin D, protein, omega-3s, and selenium.


Catch range

Norwegian spring spawning herring - Northeast Atlantic

North Sea herring - North Sea, Skagerrak and Kattegat straits



Norwegian spring spawning herring is in season January-March and September-November. North Sea herring is in season May-June and August-September.


Herring swimming into our fjords is an important event for Norway’s coastal communities. People would gather by the docks in anticipation, awaiting the herring. When the boats approached, eager shouts of “The herring are here!” would spread into a chant. They would then fill every bucket, barrel, and cart with the silvery fish.

As fishing goes, herring fishing is pretty straightforward, if not necessarily easy. Fishermen take their boats out into the open seas, locate a school of herring, throw out a large net, and haul up the catch. 

There are many good reasons for increasing the amount of herring in your diet - your health, your taste buds, and the planet will thank you for it. It’s tasty, nutritious, has an appealing texture, and it can be grilled, boiled, or fried. It is also particularly suited to preservation by pickling, salting, and smoking.

Nowadays, Atlantic herring is mostly associated with traditional food in Northern Europe, but this shiny and delicious fish is swimming back onto dinner plates, into sandwiches and salads all over the world.


How to buy

Look for the Seafood from Norway logo to buy Herring, or ask the employers at the fish counter for Norwegian seafood.