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Fisheries

Ecosystem clash imminent as Arctic warming continues

Species from the Atlantic and the Pacific oceans will soon start to mix and this could have serious consequences.

Farmed salmon are as fertile as wild salmon

The sperm from farmed male salmon are just as likely as the sperm of wild salmon to succeed in fertilising wild salmon eggs, experiments have shown. Researchers recommend that farmed salmon be made sterile.

More fish found deeper in the ocean

The amount of fish in the world is being reassessed upwards. Some ten billion tonnes of fish that live at depths down to a kilometre are not fished at all. A University of Bergen professor thinks this biomass will be much more important for humankind in the future.

Respiratory problems plague king crab workers

Preliminary figures show that workers who process red king crabs have higher than average problems with coughing and wheezing.

Tourism cannot sustain North Norway

Norwegian national planners have a tendency to tout the importance of tourism for northern Norway. But tourism does not necessarily make a local community in the North more vigorous.

Filleting robot helps the Norwegian fishing industry

A newly developed white fish filleting machine could give this Norwegian industry a much-needed boost.

Valuable secret hidden in codfish ear collection

Cod have annual growth rings in the bony structures in their ears. Scientists in Greenland have collected these structures for nearly a century and have made a discovery that could help avert a new fisheries collapse.

Soviet Cold War oceanographic surveys opened up to western scientists

A treasure trove of Barents Sea fisheries data stored for decades in Murmansk can help determine the fate of future offshore oil and gas exploitation in the region.

Fish feed the North

An increasing amount of the employment linked to the aquaculture industry is found in companies that supply services to the industry.

A bright future – with algae

Algae shells are perfectly constructed to exploit sunlight. These materials may provide efficient and cheap solar cells.