This research group works on pelagic fish in all our marine regions. Its principal objective is to maintain the level of expertise in pelagic fish; i.e. their biology, the distribution at all stages of development, sampling, age readings and biomass measurements, so that this expertise can be utilised in our advisory and research programme projects.
Species in which the group has special competence include the following:
- Norwegian spring-spawning salmon
- Herring in the North Sea
- Blue whiting
- Capelin in the Barents Sea
- Capelin off Iceland
- Sardines in the North Sea and the fjords
- Salmon in the sea
The group offers its scientific and technical expertise on pelagic fish to:
- The Barents Sea Ecosystem Programme
- The Norwegian Sea Ecosystem Programme
- The North Sea Ecosystem Programme
- The Oil – Fish Programme
- The Climate – Fish Programme
- The Ecosystems and Population Dynamics Programme
- The Coastal Zone Ecosystem Programme
The group also has expertise in research and advisory services in distant waters.
The Pelagic Fish Research Group consists of 10 research scientists and 18 technical assistants. The programme managers of the Barents Sea Ecosystem Programme and the North Sea Ecosystem Programme are members of the group.