The Skrei fishery
For centuries, arctic cod has been the most valuable species of fish for the people of North Norway, and the winter cod fishery from January to April is the most important seasonal fishery in all of Norway. It is important to distinguish between coastal cod and «skrei». When the Arctic cod set out on their annual migration to spawn along the northern coast of Norway, the fish is called skrei – a word that actually means «to wander», from the Old Norse «skrida».
2014-06-23 09:56Highpoint of the winter: There are many fishing lakes in Vesterålen, where trout and Arctic char are the dominant species. The lakes are normally visited during the summer season, when the coffee pot, frying pan and an open fire add an extra dimension to outdoor life. But one should not scorn the fa