How to find information on this website

There are several ways to search this website, other than using the menus.


At the very bottom of each page (and twice on the home page) there is a Search box like this:

Type in a keyword or two and press Enter, and you will see a snippet of each of the results from anywhere in the text of any page in this site. Click in a snippet heading, or where it says Continue reading, to see the full detail. Examples of keywords might be pollution or governance or aquaculture etc.

In most browsers you can also use Ctrl-F to search in the same way, for text just within the page you are on.

This is not very sophisticated searching. You do not have to worry about upper or lower case, the system ignores case and searches for both. However you can’t use truncation or logical operators like AND or OR, and you must use the exact word you want, it doesn’t automatically look for synonyms or related terms. It doesn’t come up with suggestions for typos. For that sort of advanced searching you are better off using a search engine such as Duck Duck Go, Google or Bing. All of our web pages are indexed by these search engines, though it may take a few days for them to pick up changes.

If you are using one of these search engines, searches for single or common terms will find thousands of hits. You can limit your search to the NOFF website only, by typing in your search terms, then a space, and then So a search for aquaculture just within the NOFF website would look like this:


The syntax for a site search may vary, not all search engines are the same. Check in your search engine’s help screens.


Our News page shows snippets – the first few lines of text from a news item. Click on the heading of a snippet, or where it says Continue reading, and you will see the full text of the news article.

At the end of each article you may see some related news items which you can click on. There may also be short lists of Categories and Tags. Click on any one of these and you will see snippets of all other news items with the same Category or Tag.

After the lists of Categories and Tags you will also see left and right arrows which will take you to the full text of the next and previous news items, which are listed in chronological order.

And if all else fails

Just contact us

We’ll be happy to help.