Where the processing of marine products and the construction of processing machinery is concerned, Sotenäs is truly a centre of excellence for the Nordic area. Schools and the Swedish Job Centre work together with businesses in order to supply the demand for qualifications. The processing industry is constantly developing. There are for instance plans for using energy-rich residual products from the industry for the production of biogas in a facility in Smögen.
Professional fishermen in the municipality have widened their activities by means of their own manufacturing of selective and environmentally adapted fishing gear, such as trawls and nets, in part manufactured out of recycled old nets. These fishermen also provide a possibility for tourists to come along on exclusive fishing safaris, amongst others for lobsters.
There’s a clear tendency that more service providers choose to combine business with pleasure by establishing themselves seaside.