What is sustainability? The United Nations World Commission on Environment and Development (WCED) defines sustainable development as "development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs" this includes economic growth, environmental protection, and social equity.
Societal and economic aspects of sustainability are elements within the overarching predominance of environmental sustainability. This model pictures Norway's holistic view on sustainable management, or Norway's commitment as we like to call it.
Society: The seafood industry is the backbone of coastal Norway and is of vital importance to settlement and employment.
Economy: The seafood industry generates great value to the Norwegian economy and demonstrates economic independence. There are no subsidies in the Norwegian seafood industry.
Environment: Norway has through many decades been one of the leading nations when it comes to developing a good fisheries and aquaculture management, and are working continuously with this to improve the resource management system.