Modelling reduces the risk of disease spread between fish farms

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Norwegian administrative bodies agree that the country's coastal zones should be more comprehensively mapped and that a national catalogue of coastal currents should be compiled. The objective is to provide a scientific basis on which to make decisions about where to locate fish farms while protecting the environment and preventing disease spread.

The Norwegian Food Safety Authority, the Directorate of Fisheries, the Climate and Pollution Agency and the Norwegian Directorate for Nature Management announced in a press release on 10.08.2011 that they plan to establish production areas and guidelines to ensure that the aquaculture industry achieves an optimal utilisation of space coupled with minimal environmental impact.

Read the article at NIVA - Norwegian Institue for Water Research

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