The Families

Far in the North of Norway, there is a fjord called Skjerstadfjorden. For generations the Wenberg and the Øksheim families have lived on either side of this fjord, passing down precious knowledge of how to harvest the resources it provides in the best possible way.

The two families joined forces long ago and for the past twenty years they have been working together to harvest the resources of the sea with both humility and respect.
Håndforing av fisk

The first homemade fish pen

In the early 80s my father and his two brothers, placed the first homemade fish pen at the end of the fjord. With the help of a small rowboat and a small boathouse for the feed, they did everything by hand. The three brothers watched their little project closely and carefully, learned from nature and the fish, and understood better and better how to make sure the fish were healthy and grew strong.

On the other side of the fjord, the boatbuilder Jan Øksheim did the same. During the 80s he built a small salmon farm and cared for his fish. His philosophy was the same: to manage the fjord and the fish with respect.

From generation to generation

As soon as they were old enough, the children of the Wenberg and Øksheim families joined the farms. Eventually, the legacy was passed on to the next generation. Over the decades we have created a small but solid family business known as ‘Nordic Blu’. And today, we number over 25 employees. We believe in building strong communities, supporting local organizations and businesses so that people can live and make a living around the fjord for many generations to come.

With humility and respect

Although boats, fish pens, and technology have changed a lot since my father’s days, our way of thinking has stayed the same. Ever since my grandfather pulled up his first fish, we have been dedicated to learning from our surroundings and taking care of the resources we have been given. We continue to treat the fjord with humility and respect so that what we have can be passed on to future generations.

This is where we live and work. Our proximity to the fish, our commitment to care for nature and the knowledge we have accumulated means that we can produce salmon of the highest quality, in a sustainable way: salmon that we have put all of our pride into, for generations.

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