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Explore the Arctic Cod through the lens of history, culture and gastronomy. Discover here routes and locations which developed around the fishing, the eating and the processing of Arctic Cod. Dive into our archive simply typing a word or choosing among our categories.

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Eastbound Cod – the Pomor trade

The Pomor trade was the trade carried out between the White Sea area in Russia and Northern Norway for 150 years. Read more about the history of trade. The Pomor trade began as a barter trade between people in the area, trading grain products from Russia with fish. Over time it developed into a regular […]

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Egusi Soup

A Stockfish soup from Nigeria. Share this: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email

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Espetada de Bacalhau

Espetada de Lombo de Bacalhau com Gambas com Molho de Manteiga e Alho (Cod Loin Skewer with Prawns, Butter Sauce and Garlic) Share this: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email

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European cooperation Projects: The case of SKREI Convention

Through the case study of the SKREI Convention, a cultural cooperation project with partners in Norway, Italy and Portugal focussing on the historic trade routes of dried and salted codfish, this paper aims to analyse how regional identities can be understood and portrayed as well as represented within cross-cultural contexts. The findings place questions and […]

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Feijoada de Samos

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Fishing life – Video Portrait

Jarle Meløy lives in Øksnes and he has been a teacher and politician. In this video portrait shares his stories of the fishing life in the North of Norway. Share this: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email

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Frozen Greenland

One of SKREI Convention artists in residence, Héctor Zamora, is working on an installation using the architectural elements of the  Maritime Museum of Ílhavo to explore the traditional Portuguese cod drying methods, the movements and rhythms of the work of the women who did the job, the songs that animated the daily life of a hard and intense […]

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Gadus morhua and its many names

Gadus morhua, know is English as Atlantic cod, bears many names which seem to connect languages, cultures and places. Altantic cod bears many names across the world and here are some examples: Bacalhau (Portuguese), bacalao (Spanish), bakaiļao (Basque), bacallà (Catalan), μπακαλιάρος, bakaliáros (Greek), kabeljau (German), baccalà (Italian), bakalar (Croatian), kabeljauw (Dutch), makayabu (Central and East […]

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Gender issues in the Portuguese fishing communities

An article by Nuno Miguel Costa The Portuguese fishing communities were characterised by the long absence of men, who spent many months on the fishing campaigns in Newfoundland. This situation led the women to develop a fundamental role within their communities, their homes and families, becoming essential in the good functioning of the cod fishing […]

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Hanging the Cod in Norway

Good quality stockfish demands correct weather and temperatures, and this perfect environment is found in Lofoten. In Lofoten, nature provides optimum conditions at exactly the same time that the Winter and Spring Cod arrive at the spawning grounds. This has made the region famous for top-grade stockfish all over the world. Good quality stockfish is […]

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