The region is now the leading fishery-hub in Norway, both with respect to operation at sea and land-based processing. The majority of the Norwegian offshore fishing fleet operates from the area together with a well-developed land-based processing industry.
M&R affords easy access to wild resources and can offer tradition, experience, innovation, a wide range of leading equipment suppliers, technology, design, and services as well as global market insight. These factors uniquely qualify the region to provide future-oriented value creation in order to meet new global megatrends.
GAINING VALUABLE INSIGHT
Based on the increased complexity and globalization of the industry, and motivated by the cluster success in the Maritime sector, the bio-marine cluster Omegaland was established in 2009. Norwegian omega-3 industry has a globally dominant position, but in recent years experienced challenges due to external factors such as raw material access, international protectionism, and limiting market access. However, key partners in the bio-marine industry in M&R have gained valuable insight into how future challenges could be turned into opportunities for value-creation through collaborative efforts.
The resulting cluster contains partners with end-to-end competence across the complete bio-marine value chain.
This proactive foresight enabled the successor LEGASEA to form quickly. Through OMEGALAND and its successor LEGASEA, regional industrial partners were positioned to execute a strategy for developing new value-chains based on marine raw materials. LEGASEA expanded the focus from Omega-3 producers to other marine ingredient producers (i.e. proteins) as well as raw material providers. The resulting cluster contains partners with end-to-end competence across the complete bio-marine value chain.