SKREI – The Lofoten fisheries cultural heritage center
For as long as people have lived in the Arctic, skrei and cod have been the most important food resource. More than something to put on the plate – this valuable fish has played an instrumental economic role for Norway as a whole.
The first city in northern Norway was founded in Kabelvåg, and historically, Kabelvåg/Storvågan has been one of the most important areas in Norway. This is where the first market oriented cod fisheries were established, and from here, international trade was conducted. The ripple effects of this trade brought economic growth to the entire nation.
SKREI theme park – The Lofoten Fisheries Cultural Heritage Center, is the name of several attractions that will be developed in Storvågan. Work has been ongoing since 2008. The goal is to place this historically significant area on the map, both locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. The Lofoten Fisheries, and the impact that the Skrei has has on Norwegian economy will be the leading topics of the attractions.
For more information, please contact:
Peter S. Gulbrandsen
Tel + 47 90 89 80 02samtidsrelatert og framtidsrettet.
Press coverage (norwegian)
- Oktober 2016:
Vi er beruset av SKREI. Om folkemøte i Kabelvåg og presentasjon av SKREI/Lofotfiskets kulturarvsenter
- April 2015:
Forprosjektet er fullfinansiert. Om fiskeriminister Elisabeth Aspakers 500.000 kr til forprosjektet.
- Februar 2015:
Fylkesråd for kultur, miljø og folkehelse, Hild-Marit Olsen (AP) lover å følge opp realiseringen av SKREI – Lofotfiskets kulturarvsenter.
- November 2014:
SKREI er ett steg nærmere realisering. Fylkesråd bevilger 2,4 mill kroner til forprosjekt.