Blue Growth Support Norway
Norway is one of the leading ocean economies in the world today. The Norwegian Government regards the maritime industry as a priority sector. Its employment rate, value creation and spillover for other industries make it an important driving force in business and industry in Norway.
The most dominant maritime economies are Agder and Rogaland and Vestlandet in the western and southern parts of Norway. In offshore oil and gas, deep - sea shipping, shipbuilding and aquaculture, these regions are strong. (Norwegian ministry of trade, industry and fisheries, 2015)