Fisheries

The future of the seas

Many questions concerning the impact of pollution, acidification and climate change on the world’s oceans remain unanswered. Much research is need to understand the collective and individual impact of different human activities on the marine environment.

Last changed: 24. August 2016

Achieving a sustainable fishery

Seafood ranks as Norway’s second-largest export industry. To maintain this sector, the country must manage its marine natural resources sustainably and keep its seas clean and productive.

Last changed: 24. August 2016

Analysing across agencies

Technical solutions from BarentsWatch are set to help an analysis unit at the Vardø vessel traffic service (VTS) centre in northern Norway with exposing illegal activity on the high seas.

Last changed: 05. February 2016

Cooling clashes through collaboration

Norway may have extensive sea areas, but conflicts nevertheless arise over their use. Co-existence is vital if several industries are to exploit the potential of these waters.

Last changed: 05. February 2016

Better-informed fishing

Norway’s fishermen can now get official information directly on their chart plotter with the FishInfo service. Launched by the Norwegian Seafood Research Fund (FHF) and BarentsWatch, this aims to provide the right data at the right time in the right channel.

Last changed: 20. January 2016

Reducing Marine Debris

Debris in the ocean stems from both terrestrial sources and boats, with plastic and fishing gear components representing the most serious threats to animal life. Efforts are being made, however, to clean up and reduce the amount of litter that reaches the ocean.

Last changed: 20. January 2016

Better Fishing through Research

By improving on today’s fishing gear, the research collaboration CRISP seeks to make fisheries more sustainable.

Last changed: 20. January 2016

Enhancing wave alerts

Warnings of cross seas have been added by BarentsWatch to its wave forecasting service, making travel by sea off Norway even more secure.

Last changed: 20. January 2016

The ice edge – a vulnerable place with lots of life

As the ice melts and moves northwards in the Arctic spring, a productive band teeming with life is created in an otherwise nutrient-poor sea.

Last changed: 07. July 2014

Fewer vessels in the Norwegian fishing fleet

There has been a considerable drop in the number of fishing vessels since 1995. The biggest decline has been noted mainly among the smallest vessels.

Last changed: 16. September 2013
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