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Commited to oceanography

- Research is the main pillar in sustainable management, said Helga Pedersen, Minister of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs, when she spoke to the Norwegian Fishboat Owners` Association in Oslo.  

Close to 250 participants from the industry, politics, media, environmental organizations and public administration are gathering in Oslo to discuss long-range environmental challenges. Ole Arve Misund, director of research at the IMR spoke of ”challenges in Norwegian management of resources”.

Several of the debators commented on the negative consequences of reduced survey activities at the IMR. The minister noticed with content the great involvement in the field of oceanography.