Articles

Environmental impact of maritime traffic

Vessel movements in the seas off Norway are on the increase. The environmental effect of this activity depends in part on developments in the petroleum sector, where great uncertainty prevails about future trends.

Last changed: 19. May 2013

Growth for fish farming – and its problems

Norway’s aquaculture industry is expanding fast. Its biggest environmental impacts take the form of escaped farmed salmon and salmon (sea) lice.

Last changed: 19. May 2013

Acute oil spills to sea and ocean

It is assumed that several million tons of oil is discharged into rivers and oceans worldwide every year. Some of this oil contamination consists of acute spills.

Last changed: 19. May 2013

Emergency preparedness against acute pollution

In Norway, the Norwegian Coastal Administration is responsible for official preparedness against acute pollution and has nationwide administrative authority for acute pollution. All organizations that have a potential for pollution must have contingency plans. Municipalities have responsibility for preparedness that is not covered by private companies.

Last changed: 19. May 2013

Draw a map – gain an overview!

At BarentsWatch the oil industry, fishermen, environmentalists and other interested parties can find an overview of variations in fish stocks. This applies both between seasons and years.

Last changed: 07. May 2013

What can you see?

The map comparisons you can see here visualize the dynamics of our waters throughout the year and from year to year. The services will provide a better basis for understanding and managing stocks and activities in coastal and marine areas in the north.

Last changed: 07. May 2013

Fisheries statistics

The Directorate of Fisheries annually compiles large amounts of data from the fisheries and aquaculture industries in Norway. This data is combined in statistics showing the amount of fish caught in areas under Norwegian jurisdiction, and the amount of fish produced in Norwegian fish farms.

Last changed: 07. May 2013

Fisheries Development Cooperation

Norway is a major fishing nation with responsibility for large ocean areas and important fish stocks. Experience from our long history of fisheries management has for decades been passed on to developing countries so that they can develop and exploit their marine resources in a sustainable manner.

Last changed: 07. May 2013

International fisheries negotiations

Approximately ninety percent of Norwegian fisheries involve stocks which Norway manages along with other coastal states. The parties' fishing quotas are allocated in negotiations. 

Last changed: 07. May 2013

Norwegian aquaculture

From hobby to an advanced biological industry.

Last changed: 07. May 2013