Fishery at 78: Small scale fishery for local value creation on Svalbard

Project title: Fishery 78

Partners: Nofima, Matis, Pole Position AS, Basecamp Explorer, Svalbard Explorer, Svalbard Hotell, Coop Svalbard SA, Rantind AS, Direkte Markedsføringsbyrå AS

Research Fund: Norwegian Research Council

Initial year: 2021

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Þóra Valsdóttir

Project Manager

The main aim of the project is to Prepare Longyearbyen on Svalbard, as the world’s northernmost town, to become a food destination with culinary experiences amongst others based on coastal captured and processed red king crab and snow crab.

The project is led by Nofima. Matís manages tasks on assessing the local and tourist market potential, development and testing of food concepts and culinary experiences among tourists in Svalbard.