As we face global climate changes, it becomes clearer that we live in one world. Our common problems call for common research. This was the key message when ICES president Cornelius Hammer opened the international zooplankton symposium “New challenges in a changing ocean”.read more
Cruise diary: April 11th to May 9th on the "G.O. Sars ", sampling the North Sea and Skagerrak. During four weeks, measurements were made on hydrography, chemistry, plankton, fish eggs and larvae over the whole of the northern North Sea and Skagerrak. In addition two stations were intensively sampled over 48 hours each and a detailed sampling of fish larvae over Viking Bank was also undertaken.read more
Twenty-four years on, it is time for "Dr Fridtjof Nansen" to return home after faithful and meritorious service to IMR, FAO, Norad and in particular the partner countries in Africa and southeast Asia. After arrival in Bergen and a major refitting, the ship will be re-named after the first female Norwegian professor Kristine Bonnevie.read more
In focus: Sea lice
Sea lice are the most common parasite on farmed salmon, and the biggest health issue for the industry. For a number of years, oral and bath treatments have been used to combat sea lice. Our monitoring of sea lice shows that their numbers are increasing noticeably,
and that in some cases they are developing resistance to the favoured treatment. Sea lice belong to the copepod family, and are found naturally throughout the northern hemisphere.