All “skrei” is cod, but not all cod is “skrei”
All skrei is cod, but not all cod is skrei. What exactly is skrei?
History of Lofoten
Lofoten's history is a story about fish. The population has harvested resources from the sea all year round, while many have also run small farms. But it is the seasonal fishing for skrei that has had the greatest impact on life here along the coast.
Skrei Fisheries in Lofoten
Skreifisket in Lofoten dates back to the Stone Age. In prehistoric times, fishermen also came from settlements far away from the Lofoten Sea, to participate in the rich fishing and to bring stockfish home.
Children’s shoes in fish skin
Children's shoes in fish skin - A little girl in Alsvåg wore shoes made of fish skin during the war in Øksnes
The fish hook in Langenesvær
Read about the fishing hook in Langenesvær, which became the municipal coat of arms
The mast spire of the jekt Fremad
Once the Jekta Fremad sailed up and down the coast between Breistrand and Bergen, building prosperity and trade relations. The mast spire from Breistrand bears witness to a bygone era