The way we work

SUSTAINABILITY

Not forgetting about mother earth

 Sustainable fishing means

RESPECTING HABITATS AND

MINIMISING ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

Our company is built upon the marine resources that the ocean provides us with. We only work with partners certified with the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). Our ingredient products are all MSC and “Friends of the Sea” certified.

For Vesteraalens sustainability is more than just harvesting sustainable fish species. With a rapidly growing world population the need for healthy food increases.

Certified Sustainable Seafood MSC certification        Friend of the sea logo

Sustainable fishing means

RESPECTING HABITATS AND

MINIMISING ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

Our company is built upon the marine resources that the ocean provides us with. We only work with partners certified with the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). Our ingredient products are all MSC and “Friends of the Sea” certified.

For Vesteraalens sustainability is more than just harvesting sustainable fish species. With a rapidly growing world population the need for healthy food increases.

Certified Sustainable Seafood MSC certification         Friend of the sea logo

Vesteraalens vision to establish a sustainable value chain and

MOST COMPLETE USE OF THE ARCTIC COD

Vesteraalens AS is unique to the whole industry in our effort to integrate the whole value chain, from the production of fish food products to highly specific marine ingredients all made from North Atlantic cod. All the incoming fish, delivered by local fishermen to the landing sites, are processed within a short period of time hours and used as:

  • Round fish
  • Fileting for premium loins and canned fish food products
  • The livers are used for production of cod liver oils
  • The roe is used for fish food products
  • The skin is used for marine collagen products
  • The bones are used for marine minerals

Click the button bellow to read more about how we utilize our raw materials.

Proud of our history and

STRONGLY COMMITTED
TO PRESERVE MOTHER NATURE

Vesteraalens AS is unique to the whole industry in our effort to integrate the whole value chain, from the production of fish food products to highly specific marine ingredients. As a modern company today we are proud of our history of more than 100 years, but also strongly committed to preserve the natural gifts of the area and in particular of the Arctic cod in the best possibly way. 

The overall target at Vesteraalens is to make a most ethical use of almost every part of the landed fish and having the smallest amount of side- or waste streams. In the last two years we significantly extended and upgraded our own production facilities, enabling us for the most efficient and highly computerised fileting and loin-cutting for fish food production.

Proud of our history and

STRONGLY COMMITTED
TO PRESERVE MOTHER NATURE

Vesteraalens AS is unique to the whole industry in our effort to integrate the whole value chain, from the production of fish food products to highly specific marine ingredients. As a modern company today we are proud of our history of more than 100 years, but also strongly committed to preserve the natural gifts of the area and in particular of the Arctic cod in the best possibly way. 

The overall target at Vesteraalens is to make a most ethical use of almost every part of the landed fish and having the smallest amount of side- or waste streams. In the last two years we significantly extended and upgraded our own production facilities, enabling us for the most efficient and highly computerised fileting and loin-cutting for fish food production.