On the occasion of the visit of the Minister of Agriculture and Sea of Portugal to norway, The Ambassador Clara Nunes dos Santos invited Sverre and me to participate on a working breakfast. Where the Minister Assuncâo Cristas presented the Portuguese National Ocean Strategy 2013-2020 and its Development model for the Blue economy.

Here are some fun facts about Portugal:

  • Populationss:10,576,000
  • Capital:Lisbon; 1,962,000
  • Area:92,345 square kilometers
  • Portugal can extend national jurisdiction to an area about 40 times it`s terrestrial Territory, coming Close to 4.000.000 square kilometers.
  • The Portuguese eat more fish and shellfish per head of population than any other country.
  • The coastline is a rich habitat for crabs, clams, and oysters, and tuna, bonito, and sardines are a common catch for Portuguese Fisherman.