The Seafood Industry

Norway's Most Important District Industry

The seafood industry is Norway's most important district industry and one of our most important export industries, with an export value of over NOK 100 billion. Collectively, the industry creates an employment effect of over 90,000 and generates value creation of over NOK 125 billion - mainly along the coast from Agder to Troms and Finnmark.

Close to the industry - nationally and internationally

The national importance of the seafood industry is growing strongly, and not least we see that fisheries and aquaculture have a very important role beyond the fish that is produced. In many coastal communities, seafood businesses are important cornerstone businesses. In order to support our seafood customers as best as possible, BDO has established a national industry network for our auditors and advisers. Together, we develop knowledge that is relevant to you as a customer and that enables us to assist you in the best possible way.

As a customer of BDO, you must be confident that you are receiving advice based on up-to-date information, adapted to your company, your market and your challenges.

In addition to a national industry network, we work closely with other international BDO offices with specialist expertise within the seafood industry. For example in Scotland, Iceland, Canada, South Africa, Chile, Australia and New Zealand. We can thus assist you both here in Norway and abroad, through one of our offices in 169 different countries.

Solutions to the industry's challenges

Since the establishment of BDO's industry network for the seafood industry, we have constantly developed new services that meet our customers' needs. The services have been developed precisely so that you can get help to solve your challenges or take on new opportunities. In recent years, we have worked closely with both farming companies, fishing boat companies, the supplier industry and authorities at home and abroad.
Our employees have extensive professional and industry experience and will be able to assist you so that you reach your goals. Feel free to contact us today, and we can go over how we can establish a collaboration.

In addition to auditing, accounting and legal assistance, we assist the seafood industry with:
  • Decision and investment support: How to ensure that your business has a good foundation for the right future choices?
  • Optimum operation and profitability: How to achieve potential for profitable operation through strategic choice?
  • Project management: How to seize the opportunities and realize the company's development projects?
  • Digitalisation: How to ensure that your business adopts digital solutions to strengthen development and growth?
  • Sustainable development: How to make an active choice for future growth and further development?
  • Investigation and analysis: How to ensure insight and obtain a decision-making basis vis-à-vis the state and municipality?

What Our Customers Say

The team at BDO has provided us with important knowledge and made many suggestions on what should be included in the report, and we believe it stands out and has its own character. We've also had a skilled project manager in Cecilie Kristensen who knows who she should involve in the work

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To ensure increased customer value of our deliveries, BDO has established an industry team of specialists, all of whom have industrial experience from the seafood industry. The seafood team works with customers externally, but also lifts other services from BDO to the seafood industry with knowledge and experience. You will meet these resources both in your own direct customer deliveries from BDO and together with, for example, Audit, Accounting or Lawyers.

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