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Published: 24.02.2010 - Updated: 15.03.2010

Seismic activity both increased and reduced fish catches

The sound produced by a seismic survey increased catches for some species and reduced them for others. It appears that saithe may have partially migrated out of the area, whilst other species apparently stayed. These are the main findings of the Institute of Marine Research's summer 2009 investigation into the impact of seismic activities off Vesterålen, a project commissioned by the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate.