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Fisheries Ecology and Aquaculture

The members of the Fisheries Ecology and Aquaculture research group cover research from the organism level to population and ecosystem levels with theoretical, experimental, and field oriented approaches. The activity links findings from controlled laboratory experiments with observed responses under natural field conditions and full scale culture conditions. Mesocosms are used as a suitable experimantal level to link the understanding of processes determined in the laboratory with those prevailing under natural conditions.

Our vision is to increase the understanding of mechanisms within and between populations in relation to the environment, ecosystem, and harvesting to promote sustainable fisheries and aquaculture.

 

 

PhD Projekt: Landvik herring

TV episode on Landvik herring

Landvikvannet near Grimstad is the only freshwater lake in Norway where Atlantic herring can be found. So far not much is know about this mystery, but our Phd student Florian Eggers is trying to solve it.

Need to change fishing practices

Squaring the circle?

It may be that reconciling the goals of conservation and greater yields is less difficult than was previously thought.

Past - Present

Needed: systematic archives for otoliths

Fish ear bones (otoliths) provide important information about not only fish age and growth, but also about the environment during the lifetime of the fish.

Studying in Bergen

Is “catch and release” working?

PhD student Keno Ferter is studying this hotly debated issue.