Sustainable fishing

We at Big Fish Adventure want to foster a harmonious coexistence between fishing enthusiasts, locals and marine habitats. As the responsible fishing camp having both safety and sustainability in focus, we strive to contribute positively to the local community and showcase some of the most beautiful things we have in Norway, the rich resources of the sea!

We take responsibility for maintaining healthy fish stocks, especially in halibut fishing, and implement practices that ensure a sustainable fishing for future generations.

Amoung measures that we take there are limiting the number of fish caught per stay, using the right gear and fishing techniques to minimize harm to fish and marine environments, and ensuring that the catch is of the right size and species. We also ask our guests to handle waste responsively and respect the marine environment.

We encourage our guests to practice catch-and-release fishing, contributing to the conservation of fish populations. Catch-and-release is a conservation-oriented practice widely embraced at our camp. Just engage in this method to enjoy the thrill of the catch while minimizing the impact on fish populations. Our guides can teach our guests carefully designed techniques and methods of gentle handling to ensure the fish’s well-being during release.

At our camp we have implemented the rule saying that you should release halibuts above 130 cm back into the sea. The reason for this is that the largest halibut are most likely female fish, which can help maintain the population. Moreover, we ask our guests to take on land just one halibut per person per stay.

Registered fishing camps (as we are) are obliged to report catches to the fisheries authorities. Each fishing trip and all catches of cod, halibut, redfish, wolffish and coalfish (saithe), whether landed or released, are to be reported. In cooperation with the developers of GoFish we use this system not only as a tool for catch registration but also for tracking of the boats and implementation of the safety routines.

All this is done for the good both of our guests, the local community, and the very important district industry, fishing tourism, which contributes to major ripple effects locally when the activity is carried out in a lawful and sustainable way!