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Skrei mølje

Mølje is a classic in the traditions bound to the annual skrei fishing. The dish consists of cod fish, cod liver and roe. The fresh fish that is pulled up in the time period between the start of February until mid-March, is excellent as the roe is as its best. In the traditional method of […]

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Fishing

Stephen Wickler: The Centrality of Small Islands in Arctic Norway From the Viking Age to Recent Historic Period. 2016

PAPER ABSTRACT The definition of island marginality in northern Norway was radically altered by the advent of motorized fishing vessels in the early twentieth century. Prior to this development, small offshore islands were of central importance for marine related activity due to their proximity to fishing grounds. This article presents four settlements on small and […]

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Processing

Stockfish – how is it made?

Stockfish, stoccafisso, tørrfisk – different names for a unique Norwegian product. In Lofoten, the climate is perfect for stockfish production outdoors. In the drying season from February to June it is not too cold, nor too warm. The fish is naturally dried in the sun and wind, and in Lofoten, there is always a light […]

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Processing

Stockfish – Video Portrait

In this video portrait Marion Fjelde Larsen, Department Manager of Lofotr Viking Museum takes us to the early days of the Stockfish trade. Larsen has a particular focus on Norwegian coastal culture in the Iron Age and the Early Medieval Period. Share this: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email

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Story in a row another title

The Veneto region and Venice have a long history and connection with the Arctic cod, which began at the end of the 15th century, initiated by the Venetian merchant Pietro Querini. The Veneto region and Venice have a long history and connection with the Arctic cod, which began at the end of the 15th century, […]

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Story in a row first title

The Veneto region and Venice have a long history and connection with the Arctic cod, which began at the end of the 15th century, initiated by the Venetian merchant Pietro Querini. The Veneto region and Venice have a long history and connection with the Arctic cod, which began at the end of the 15th century, […]

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Story in a row third title

The Veneto region and Venice have a long history and connection with the Arctic cod, which began at the end of the 15th century, initiated by the Venetian merchant Pietro Querini. The Veneto region and Venice have a long history and connection with the Arctic cod, which began at the end of the 15th century, […]

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Processing

Tagliapietra and the art of selling the baccalà

For over 60 years, Tagliapietra Srl has imported and sold baccalà in the Veneto region and all Italy. Watch the video portrait of Daniele Tagliapietra, the current CEO, while he is telling the story of the company along with the products they make in response to the current markets needs. The video portrait has been […]

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Fishing

The bank trawl-line cod fishery

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Fishing

THE BATTLE OF TROLLFJORD

The Trollfjord is a small fjord in Lofoten. The fjord is 2,5 km long but only 100 m wide at its narrow entrance.  The beautiful fjord has steep-sided mountains surrounding it and is a spectacular tourist attraction in Lofoten today. Trollfjorden also was the scenery of one of the most well-known conflicts related to the […]

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