Polar cod have become larger in the Barents Sea over the last 30 years

Polar cod is a key fish species, transferring energy from zooplankton to larger animals. Polar cod depend on sea ice for spawning and during the early parts of its life. Reduced ice cover may therefore influence the survival and growth of young polar cod directly through e.g. loss of predation refuge, and indirectly by e.g. affecting the abundance and availability of prey.

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Reconciling scientists and non-scientists by modelling

Numerical models help us to make sense of complicated data or to test our hypotheses. For this reason, they are increasingly used in studies and analyses supporting fisheries and ecosystem management decisions. Sound participatory management requires that different actors – from fishermen to scientists – can understand and trust these models, which implies that assumptions…

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Sustainable Fisheries Management

SIDE EVENTS ARCTIC FRONTIERS  Organised by Marit Reigstad and Alf Hakon Hoel, UiT – the Arctic University of Norway. What does it take to manage fisheries sustainably? Drawing on experiences from Arctic shelf seas, this panel will address the critical elements of modern fisheries management. This include scientific work to understand and monitor marine ecosystems…

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From Nansen Legacy science to useful knowledge for society

SIDE EVENTS ARCTIC FRONTIERS Organized by The Nansen Legacy How can knowledge from a science project reach users and policy makers? And how can we increase the competence among scientists in order to provide the science results in a useful format for users and policy makers? This side event focuses on science results, knowledge needs…

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