15/07/2019 by Surofi
SUNNMØRE OG ROMSDAL FISKESALSLAG,
Fishermen's Sales Organisation
Sunnnmøre and Romsdal Fishermen's Sales Organisation (SUROFI) was founded on July 24th, 1945 and is the country's second largest sales organisation in the whitefish sector. SUROFI has exclusive rights to all first-hand sales of whitefish and shellfish in the Sunnmøre and Romsdal districts.
One reason for forming a separate sales organisation in Sunnmøre and Romsdal was that fishermen in this area were not prepared to integrate into a central organisation with a headquarters in Tromsø. Fishermen in the district were also not satisfied with the sales pattern that was established. There was a vote among local fishermen in December 1944, deciding whether an independent sales organisation for Sunnmøre and Romsdal was desired or to continue as a group under the Norwegian Fishermen´s Sales Organization. The vote showed that 94% of the fishermen who cast a vote wanted an independent sales organisation for Sunnmøre and Romsdal.
The new sales organisation, named Sunnmøre and Romsdal Sales Organization, was formed in June 1945 and was legally protected by Royal Decree on 29/03/1946.