Sotenäs is the Nordic countries’ centre for the processing of marine products. Practically all of the major processing businesses on the Nordic market have activities in this municipality. As a consequence, companies that construct and build machines for the processing industry have established themselves here too.
There are several examples for maritime industries in Sotenäs:
- In the spring of 2013, the development of the world’s largest wave power plant in the sea outside of Smögen was started.
- Local fishermen come up with initiatives for durable fishing.
- Construction and manufacturing of leisure boats have a very strong base here.
- And of course tourism. The sun, the cliffs and swimming in saltwater attract many tourists. During a good summer, millions of visitors stroll along the Smögen pier
Alongside all of this, you have Nordens Ark, a zoo where the main objective is to save and preserve endangered animal species.