Nordnes delivers a wide range of different products, to markets all over the world. The main product is fresh frozen – headed and gutted whitefish, but the vessels can deliver a wide range of different products, depending on what the buyers and the market requests. The vessel “Nordstar” is – in addition to frozen products – also delivering silage, which is the raw material for production of oil and protein-concentrate, used in salmon feed.


Nordnes is mainly producing headed and gutted fish, which is taken fresh and frozen down to subzero temperatures in blocks of 25 and 50 kilos. Nordnes has a strict policy regarding quality, and all fish is being processed and frozen directly after it is hauled onboard.


Within seconds after the fish is hauled onboard, it is let down to livefish-tanks. From there the fish is being processed by machines, which opens the stomach and removes the head and gut. The heads and guts go directly to the silage production unit. After processing the fish is being washed and bled out, cleaned and fed into automatic graders, which sorts the fish by specie and weight in separate storage tanks. Then finally the fish is put into vertical freezers, which freezes the product in blocks down to -30 degrees Celsius. When the blocks reach the correct temperature, they get packed in bags and transported down to the freezing-room.


Nordnes is engaged in two different kinds of prawn fishing; Raw-frozen onboard the large vessels, and raw/cooked, fresh prawn on the smallest vessel.

On the larger vessels the prawn is separated from other fish etc. coming together with the prawn in the trawl, washed and frozen in blocks. When the blocks reach the correct temperature, they get packed in bags and transported down to the freezing-room.

Onboard the smallest vessel “Nordbas”, the prawn is also separated from other fish etc. coming together with the prawn in the trawl and then washed. After washing the prawn is sorted by size, where the smallest is sent raw directly into the hold. The largest prawn is going into an industrial cooker, and then after quickly cooled down, to achieve the best quality. Cooking time and amount of salt is different from time to time, depending on which market the prawn is being sold to.

All prawn caught by “Nordbas” is being stored fresh in boxes with ice.


“Nordstar” is the first oceangoing fishing vessel in Norway which takes care of 100% of the by-products from the production of headed and gutted whitefish. This is done by making silage. All heads and gut are being collected, minced up and acid added. When this mass has the correct pH value, it is being transported to large storage tanks. Unloading of the silage is done through a hose connected to a tanker, at the same time as the frozen products are being unloaded. The silage from “Nordstar” is being transported to a factory, and processed into fish oil and protein concentrate, which is both used as ingredients in the making of feed pellets for salmon.


The main quantity of the fish brought to shore by our vessels are saithe, cod, haddock and redfish, but there is also brought to shore a considerable quantity of other species.

Pollachius Virens
Merluccius merluccius
Melanogrammus aeglefinus
Gadus Morhua
Sebastes Mentella/Marinus
Reinhardtius hippoglossoides
Argentina silus
Pandalus borealis
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Catch Area

Nordnes is operating in all of the northern part of the Atlantic Ocean. Our vessels operates along the Norwegian coast, in Russian economical zone, European economical zone, the economical zone surrounding Svalbard, and in international waters.


Nordnes has strict internal requirements regarding the quality of our products.  Production facilities and internal control onboard our vessels are certified and approved by the Norwegian authorities of food-inspection. Our internal control is based on the principles of “HACCP” (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point).


Most of the fisheries which Nordnes is engaged in are certified by the Marine Stewardship Council – MSC.

This certification ensures that the fishery meets the three core principles: