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Q: When do the Lofoten’s seasonal fisheries take place?

The Lofoten seasonal fisheries take place From mid-February until the end of April. This is when millions of arctic cod arrives from the Barents Sea, ready to spawn, making Vestfjorden the largest food delivery room in the world. The Lofoten islands have for more than 1,000 years been the centre of great cod fisheries. Winter is the time of year when the fish is hung to dry in the wind. The thousands of cod hanging on racks all over the Lofoten islands give the landscape an unique dimension, and give a distinct smell almost wherever you go. During your Lofoten cruise you’re able to experience opportunistic Sea Eagles checking out fishing boats, the great spur of life that follows the cods migration along the coast and a diverse species of whales taking part in the feast.

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