NORVALUE - Value Chains in Fisheries (2020-2023)

Funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers, the NorValue project (Sustainable value chains in Nordic coastal communities) aims to update and future-proof the shared knowledge and experience of the importance of marine resources for value creation in coastal communities and sustainable development in the Nordic region of today.

The NORVALUE project investigates how people in Nordic Atlantic local communities are involved in connections and linkages crucial to their livelihoods and survival as a part of the Nordic Atlantic societies of Greenland, Iceland, Faroe Islands and Northern Norway. For centuries, settlements, villages and towns have developed through their integration in value chains connecting communities and their natural resources to businesses and customers in other parts of the world.

Through these value chains and the various kinds of transport associated, people in the Nordic Atlantic became suppliers to increasingly globalised markets for raw materials, products from marine mammals, fisheries and aquaculture, but increasingly also tourist experiences and services, thus producing the wealth of Nordic Atlantic local communities. The first report in writing is based on a historical perspective, as well as insight in changes in demography and political regulation, and investigate how did the value chains, most important for local communities, change from 2000 to 2020.

Read the report: Value Chains and Resilient Coastal Communities in the Nordic Atlantic

The Stefansson Institute representatives: Joan Nymand Larsen and Jón Haukur Ingimundarson.