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Marine resources

Researchers to trawl ocean for new biotechnology resources

Biodiversity hot spots in the ocean are an un-tapped resource for safer, cheaper and greener products.

Blue mussels à la Svalbard on the menu?

Back when the Vikings ruled, blue mussels had a natural habitat in Svalbard. They disappeared when the climate cooled, but today blue mussels have re-established themselves at 78 degrees North. The Svalbard blue mussel is thus a clear and present climate indicator of a warming Arctic.

Catching Atlantic cod in green light

Using fish pots and green light, Swedish fishermen want to prevent seals from stealing their catch.

Skagerrak prawn stocks on the rebound

For years catches of shrimp have been shrinking and fishermen have had good reason to be concerned about their livelihoods. But the crunch on these crustaceans in the Skagerrak seems to be letting up.

A call for deep ocean stewardship

Humankind needs and depends upon the world’s deep ocean – which spans more than half our planet. Yet still, the knowledge about it is poor.

Will not fish underused species

Norwegian fishermen do not want to fish untraditional marine species despite the overwhelming number of reports that indicate great potential.