Kjell Inge Røkke's Norway Seafoods has received government approval to
become the nation's largest trawler company by taking over fish processing
company Findus Hammerfest and its 40-percent stake in Hammerfest
Industrifiske. Norway Seafoods will thus expand its fleet to 17 trawlers,
accounting for 10 percent of the total Norwegian cod quota. Through another
firm he controls, Mr. Røkke has mounted a battle for control of Kværner, the
Anglo-Norwegian industrial conglomerate.