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Salmon with lice prefer the deep

Salmon with heavy lice infestations in cages swim deeper than the rest of the shoal in the darkness of the night. For the first time, it has been shown that salmon may have natural behaviour that prevents new sea lice infestations in fish.

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Manuel Barange

Barange’s first official visit as FAO representative was to Norway

Since Manuel Barange was appointed Director for Fisheries and Aquaculture policy and resources division in June, he decided to make his first official visit a visit to Norway. – I want to thank Norway for its contribution to development cooperation, not at least through the Nansen Program and the investments made in modern research vessels.

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A sand wave on the slope.

MAREANO's chemical data are available in one separate data file

All the analytical data from the MAREANO Chemistry Program for 2003-2013 are compiled into one database which can be downloaded. The data file will be updated in January each year.

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Atlantic salmon

In focus: Atlantic salmon

The Atlantic salmon is an anadromous fish. They spend their first years in freshwater, and when they are big enough they undergo physiological and morphological changes, and migrate into seawter as a ’smolt’. The smolt migrates from the rivers, throughout the fjords

and into the open seas where they spend one to four years. In this period they grow fast, and when they are sexually mature, they migrate back to the river where they were born, to spawn.

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