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These web pages present an overview of the research activity being conducted at the Norwegian Institute of Marine Research by Howard Browman, Anne Berit Skiftesvik, Caroline Durif, Reidun Bjelland, David Fields, and our students, Post-Doctoral Associates, Research Associates, and Collaborators. We also provide some general information on the early life stages of marine fish and shellfish, and links to other web pages that might be useful to those interested in such matters (under the RESOURCES menu item).
Disclaimer: This is not an official site of the Norwegian Institute of Marine Research (IMR). The IMR’s official site is here.
17 November 2014 – Caroline Durif attended the 2014 Fish Pool Christmas seminar in Bergen, Norway which gathers European salmon producers and industry representatives annually. This was an opportunity to establish a network between our research on salmon lice/cleaner fish and the salmon industry. Fish Pool ASA operates as a Regulated marketplace for the buying and selling of salmon contracts at an international level. Presentations delivered at the meeting can be viewed HERE.
3- 7 November 2014 – The annual EIFAAC/GFCM/ICES Working Group on Eels (WGEEL) was held in early November at the FAO in Rome, Italy. Caroline Durif participated as the Norwegian delegate along with approximately 50 delegates from other European countries. This year, the working group focused the report on assessing the latest trends in recruitment, stock and fisheries of European eel, exploring statistical methods to detect a possible recovery of the species, and providing guidance on management measures.
5-6 November 2014 – Howard Browman and Anne Berit Skiftesvik visited Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, USA to interact with students and faculty and plan possible collaborations. Barbara Evans hosted our visit (see photo of Howard with Anne Berit and Barbara). Howard delivered a lecture on ocean acidification, “Some marine organisms will do just fine in a high CO2 world”, and Anne Berit lectured on, “The biological control component of integrated pest management on salmon farms in Norway”
6 October 2014 – A special issue of the ICES Journal of Marine Science, published today, commemorates the legacy of Johan Hjort, the father of modern fisheries science. Read the ICES press release HERE and click on the image below to read the special issue!
12-19 September 2014 – Howard Browman and Anne Berit Skiftesvik participated in the ICES Annual Science Conference in A Coruna, Spain. Howard participated in a “meet-and-greet” the Editors of the ICES Journal of Marine Science and in a mentorship dialog with early career scientists.
Howard Browman and Jan Pechenik held a scientific writing/publishing workshop at the Institute of Marine Research
10-11 June 2014 – Howard Browman and Jan Pechenik held a scientific writing/publishing workshop at the Institute of Marine Research. Contact Howard Browman if you are interested in arranging for us to give a workshop at your institution!
2-4 June 2104, Porvoo, Finland. Howard Browman and 70 other researchers participated in the ICES-sponsored symposium, Ecological basis of risk analysis for marine ecosystems. A selection of articles from the symposium will be published in the ICES Journal of Marine Science. During the symposium, Finnish environmental cartoonist Seppo Leinonen drew this amusing cartoon.
19 May 2014 – The Proceedings of the 2012 Larval Fish Conference – organized and hosted by Howard Browman, Anne Berit Skiftesvik, Caroline Durif, Reidun Bjelland, et al. – have been published in the ICES Journal of Marine Science. The articles can be downloaded HERE!
April 2014 – Claire Paris from the University of Miami visited us with her Drifting in situ Chamber (DISC). The purpose of the visit was to conduct pilot experiments to determine the in situ swimming and orientation ability of Atlantic haddock and halibut larvae. We also tested the glass eel life stage of the European eel (recently arrived at the Norwegian coast after their trans Atlantic migration).
These pages were last updated 24 January 2015