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Vesteraalens Canned Fishballs

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Vesteraalens Canned Fishballs

A SIGNATURE DISH

MAKING TRADITIONS FOR CENTURIES

The Norwegian people have been making a signature dish with our product for centuries. Vesteraalens Fishballs in white sauce with carrot and bacon, you won’t regret it. Since the beginning in 1912 there have been numerous products in the canned seafood family, but our beloved fishballs in the green and yellow can has been a lasting flagship product for over 100 years. The original since 1912.

Where it all started

THE TALE OF VESTERAALENS ADVENTURE

The tale of Vesteraalens’ adventure begins in 1912. Throughout all these years, Vesteraalens has produced seafood products of superior quality. The iconic green-labelled can containing fish balls has been the company’s flagship product, loved by Norwegians for more than a century.

In 1917, Vesteraalens was contacted by the famous Arctic explorer Roald Amundsen, who need food supplies for his polar expedition. Roald Amundsen was a pioneer in understanding the nutrition requirements to be able to survive under harsh conditions.  Vesteraalens was commissioned to produce supplies for Roald Amundsen’s expedition through the Arctic Northeast Passage in 1918–1922.

Today Vesteraalens operates in a new state-of-the art factory of 15.000 square meters. In 2017 Vesteraalens was awarded the number one growth company in Northen Norway. A cross-industry award that financial growth and the ability to innovate and export products internationally.

Click the button below to read more about our long history.

Where it all started

THE TALE OF VESTERAALENS ADVENTURE

The tale of Vesteraalens’ adventure begins in 1912. Throughout all these years, Vesteraalens has produced seafood products of superior quality. The iconic green-labelled can containing fish balls has been the company’s flagship product, loved by Norwegians for more than a century.

In 1917, Vesteraalens was contacted by the famous Arctic explorer Roald Amundsen, who need food supplies for his polar expedition. Roald Amundsen was a pioneer in understanding the nutrition requirements to be able to survive under harsh conditions.  Vesteraalens was commissioned to produce supplies for Roald Amundsen’s expedition through the Arctic Northeast Passage in 1918–1922.

Today Vesteraalens operates in a new state-of-the art factory of 15.000 square meters. In 2017 Vesteraalens was awarded the number one growth company in Northen Norway. A cross-industry award that financial growth and the ability to innovate and export products internationally.

Click the button below to read more about our long history.

At Vesteraalens we only use

FRESH NORWEGIAN INGREDIENTS

Vesteraalens has a strong focus on the use of Norwegian raw materials, fresh ingredients and the use of only haddock and cod in our products. We rely only on raw materials caught by the northern Norwegian coastal fleet.

The fisheries take place few kilometers from the coast, with small fishing vessels, allowing the fishermens to travel out 2-3 times a day. The cod stock is managed in a long lasting partnership with Russia, and quotas are set according to the scientific advice. The spawning cod fisheries has been a fundamental part of the economy of the coastal population at the arctic coast of Norway for hundreds of years. Vesteraalens raw material is received from a network of MSC (Marine Stewardship council) certified suppliers that ensures documented sustainable harvesting of resources.

Certified Sustainble Seafood MSC certification  Friend of the sea logo