aug 28 2008

Fishing sprat in Norway

Published by at 11:15 pm under Fish and fishing

Late summer the sprat is found in Norwegian fjords. When the quality of the sprat is good enough for the buyers, the fishery starts. This fishery has a long tradition in Norway, but nowadays only a few vessels are participating. The fresh photos shown on this page are given by Kåre Grønsnes who lives in Hardangerfjorden, a fjord in the southwestern part of Norway.

Fishing sprat

A small seiner is looking for sprat in Harangerfjorden in August 2008.

Fishing sprat in Norway

The oldest (but still beautiful) fishing vessel in Norway; «Fremad II». Here seen with a smaller seiner during a brake in the fishery. «Fremad II» was built in Enland in 1888. If you scroll up to the header of Afishblog you will see the same vessel fishing bluefin tuna in 1968.

Fishing sprat with seine

The sprat is located and the seine is set.

Vessels fishing sprat

Here are some of the small seiners participating in the sprat fishery.

Selling sprat

Live sprat is delivered from a small seiner to a fish carrier.

Working with the seine

While waiting for the fish carrier, the crew is forcing the sprat to gather in one part of the seine. This year (2008) the fishery in Hardangerfjorden was very good, giving hopes for this fishery in the future.

5 responses so far

5 Responses to “Fishing sprat in Norway”

  1. rickon 29 aug 2008 at 4:43 pm

    What beautiful surroundings. Thanks for sharing.

  2. adminon 29 aug 2008 at 4:54 pm

    Thank you for nice words rick! In Norway we are very proud of our fjords!

  3. RennyBAon 29 aug 2008 at 7:12 pm

    Great examples of the beauty of the Norwegian nature, famous for the fjord. Thanks for sharing!

  4. adminon 31 aug 2008 at 12:34 am

    Thanks for commenting Renny! I wish I could have been there with my camera. In 2002 I was in Høgsfjorden (a fjord not far from Stavanger) and I joined «Fremad II» for two days. It was a great experience.
    Sprat fishing 2002
    Fremad II

  5. nfl storeon 03 mai 2010 at 12:51 pm

    I agree with rick,the surroundings are really beautiful.It must be enjoyable here.