NORWAY: subsidies for vessels hunting for seals

On 4 March 2009 the Norwegian Ministry for Fisheries and Coastal Affairs announced the allocation of NOK 13 million (USD 2 million) among the 4 vessels still active in the seal hunt.

Here is the link to the official announcement (in Norwegian):


Interesting to note is that, according to "Statistisk sentralbyrå" (Statistics Norway), the total number of seals hunted by Norwegian vessels amounted to 14,043 individuals, for a total value of NOK 2,542,000 (USD 400,000). This would mean that seal hunting receives 5 times the value of the production.

Hereunder is the link to a table (in Norwegian) from the 2008 Statistic Yearbook showing the figures on seal hunting in Norway:


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