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Indonesia starts offshore aquaculture inspired by Norway

Inspired by the Norwegian fishermen, three pilot sites of offshore aquaculture have been launched to breed the Barramundi and Sea Bass fishes in Aceh and Central Java provinces, an official from the Fishery and Maritime Ministry announced on Tuesday 29 August 2017. Beginning in 2017, the developing of the offshore aquaculture in Sabang, Aceh province,…

Norwegian SalMar received ‘Ocean Farm 1’ from China

The Norwegian fish farm company SalMar just received ‘Ocean farm 1’ from China and now sees big potential for offshore expansion. Salmon farmers are venturing offshore to overcome production constraints caused by limits on coastal fishing licenses. Bard Skjelstad, head of biology for Norway’s SalMar, said. The company is deploying Ocean Farm 1, an offshore…

Norwegian Ambassador attends completion ceremony

H.E. Ambassador Mr. Kjetil Paulsen, Royal Norwegian Embassy, Bangkok, attended on Thursday 27th of July 2017 the completion ceremony for the Main Support Frame (MSF) module of the Johan Sverdrup drilling platform, in Laem Chabang. The ceremony marked the end of a two-year long project between Aibel Thailand and Statoil, which ended with the successful,…

Norway and Vietnam signs agreement for better safety at sea

Vietnam Hydrographic Office, VHO, and the Norwegian Mapping Authority Hydrographic Service, NHS, signed a cooperation agreement on Monday 19 June 2017. The agreement marks an important step in international cooperation on navigational charts and for safety at sea, as well as a new milestone in the expanding links between Norway and Vietnam. Siren Gjerme Eriksen…

Maritime consultation meeting between Denmark and China

The Danish Maritime Authority and the Chinese Bureau of Water Transport held a maritime consultation meeting on Wednesday 14 June 2017.  The Danish Maritime Authority and the Chinese Bureau of Water Transport under the Chinese Ministry of Transport exchanged views on the two countries’ cooperation in the maritime field as well as on the general…

Maritime HR Luncheon held in Manila

NordCham Philippines, together with the EU-Philippines Business Network, German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Philippines Norway Business Council, and Leechiu Property Consultants held the Maritime HR Luncheon on 1 June. With the theme: ‘The role of onshore organization to the success of Seafarers and Crewing managers’; the event gathered European and Philippine maritime sector executives,…

Sushi causes growing popularity for Norwegian Salmon in Thailand

Norwegian salmon is growing in popularity in South-East Asia, and Norway is the leading supplier of fresh salmon into the region. According the Jon Erik Steenlid, Director of Norwegian Seafood Council in South-East Asia, the increasing consumption in the Japanese dish sushi is to thank for the growing popularity for Norwegian salmon. “Particularly in Thailand,…

Improved livelihoods among Myeik fishing communities

On Thursday 1 June 2017, the Danish Real Time Evaluation, RTE, team landed in Myeik, Myanmar to evaluate and monitor progress of the Sustainable Coastal Fisheries programme supported by Denmark. They observed a workshop on implementation of the programme facilitated by the Department of Fisheries in Myeik. RTE is an approach to enhance the evaluative…

Maritime Defence discussions at IMDEX Asia

For nearly two decades IMDEX Asia, Asia Pacific’s Flagship Maritime Defence Show, has served as an avenue for the maritime defence community to discuss the challenges ahead, co-create solutions and exchange ideas. The 2017 edition also marked the 50-year celebration of the Republic of Singapore Navy. Sweden participated on 16 to 18 May with several delegations…