Fisheries and aquaculture

Eksfin offers long-term financing and guarantees to support Norwegian exports and internationalization in aquaculture and fisheries. Eksfin can provide loans to both Norwegian and foreign buyers, and its guarantee products offer risk relief from the state to banks and companies in Norway and abroad. In this way, Eksfin helps in the realisation of projects for Norwegian export-oriented businesses.

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Fisheries and aquaculture in Norway

The fisheries and aquaculture industry is one of Norway’s leading export industries. In 2020, Norway exported seafood worth NOK 100 billion to more than 150 countries. The seafood industry contributes to value creation and employment along the entire coast and also plays a key role in research, the development of technology, and innovation. 

What can Eksfin offer?

  1. Loans and guarantees to the fishing industry

    Eksfin offers loans and guarantees for the new construction of fishing boats at Norwegian shipyards for both Norwegian and foreign buyers. If the vessel is built at a foreign shipyard, Eksfin can finance the Norwegian equipment and service deliveries supplied for the vessel.

  2. Loans and guarantees for aquaculture projects

    Eksfin offers loans and guarantees to foreign buyers of Norwegian equipment and service deliveries for aquaculture. This includes aquaculture projects both on land and at sea.

  3. Loans and guarantees for vessels and mobile facilities for aquaculture

    Eksfin offers loans and guarantees for vessels and mobile facilities for aquaculture. This includes wellboats, processing boats, service vessels, and mobile aquaculture installations and sea cages.

Who can borrow from Eksfin?

Foreign and Norwegian buyers can get loans and guarantees from Eksfin.

Eksfin offers financing and guarantees to foreign buyers of Norwegian capital goods and services. A competitive financing offer from Eksfin supports Norwegian deliveries and can help to promote sales.

Eksfin can also offer loans to Norwegian buyers of ships and maritime equipment through ship financing for Norwegian buyers, and to Norwegian buyers of ships and mobile facilities that have income from foreign operations or offshore activities.

Contact Us

Contact our fisheries and aquaculture specialists

Marie Sørli
Marie Sørli

Maritime Sector

+47 970 44 332
Astrid Etienne
Astrid Etienne

Senior Vice President

+47 92848030
Kaare Haahjem
Kaare Haahjem

Maritime Sector

+47 415 54 431
Atle Bjørkheim
Atle Bjørkheim

Senior Vice President

+47 93028280
José R. Martínez
José R. Martínez

Energy and Industry

+47 907 94 409
Atle Bjørkheim
Atle Bjørkheim

Senior Vice President

+47 93028280
Stig Gjethammer
Stig Gjethammer

Maritime Sector

+47 975 43 444
Arild Bakås
Arild Bakås

Senior Vice President / Head of Team Industry

+47 41645883
Sigrid Brynestad
Sigrid Brynestad

Senior Sustainability Expert

+47 91736007

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Eksfin’s products and services

Eksfin offers loans to foreign buyers of Norwegian goods and services, and to Norwegian buyers of ships and mobile facilities. Loans are offered at fixed or variable interest rates, and repayment terms and degrees of financing in line with the OECD’s international agreement on publicly funded export credits.

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