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FishExChange database

Here you can generate maps in the Barents Sea for:

  • Temperature
  • Salinity
  • Fish species 
  • Fishery statistics

Go to the FishExChange database

How to get started:

1. Choose "Fishexchange"
2. A windows pops up. Choose a species and species subgroup. For more options press ‘Advanced’. For help, click on the name of the box
3. When you have made your choices click “Make map” or “Lag pdf”

About the data

The FishExChange database contains pre-gridded geographical data with a resolution of 25x25 km equal area cells, and contains fields of:
For each cell the data have been interpolated (temperature and salinity) or averaged for each station inside each cell and then relocated to the cell center point (all fish data) or taken as a cell proportion of a larger area (fishery data).

Initial datasets used come from various sources:

About FishExChange and this database

This database have been generated by the FishExChange project (Expected change in fisheries in the Barents Sea), funded by the Norwegian Research Council under the NORKLIMA research programme (NRC contract nr 178338). The project was funded for the period 2007-2010, and was a joint project betweenthe Institute of Marine Research and Institute for Research in Economics and Business Administration (SNF,


The maps are free for use, but we would appreciate a proper acknowledgement if they are used in presentations or papers.

You can refer to the database as: “Maps courtesy from the FishExChange database
Responsible for the database is Jan Erik Stiansen (project leader FishExChange). Main developer of the database is Trond Westgård. Other central persons are Geir Odd Johansen, Sigbjørn Mehl, Silje Seim, Åge Fotland, Bjørn Ådlandsvik and Sigrid Johansen.

Contact Information

Dr. Jan Erik Stiansen
Institute of Marine Research
P.O. Box 1870 Nordnes
5817 Bergen, Norway
Phone: +47 55 23 85 00
Fax: +47 55 23 85 31