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The Research Council to Matre

Yesterday The Programme board for the Research programme on aqauculture at The Norwegian Research Council visited the research station at Matre.
- They had a guided tour, and then we had a fruitful discussion with the programme board, says managing director at the Institute of Marine Research, Tore Nepstad.         


The programme board consists of Sigve Nordrum from Aker BioMarine ASA, Edmund Broback, chairman, Brødrene Karlsen AS, Tromsø, Inger Dalsgaard, the Technical University of Denmark, Birgit Dannevig, The National Veterinary Institute, Frank Asche, University of Stavanger, Per Johan Røttereng, Rambøll Norge AS and Ingeborg Ratvik, the Directorate of Fisheries Region Trøndelag.

This is how the programme is presented at The Norwegian Research Council web-site:

The Aquaculture - An industry in growth research programme aims to promote a sustainable, market-oriented, profitable aquaculture industry and to facilitate the development knowledge of a high international standard in areas important to the advancement of the industry. The programme encompasses the production of salmon and other species at all stages of the value chain as well as elements of catch fisheries and sea ranching, including the market for lightly processed products.


The programme is targeted toward all segments of the aquaculture industry, including the supply industry and various customer groups, research institutes, universities and colleges. The public authorities represent another important target group, as they are responsible for resource management as well as laying the foundation for industrial development within the sector. The programme will employ a combination of user-oriented and researcher-oriented instruments.