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  • Financial feasibility of seaweed farming in Norway 

    Gombau, Ronan (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2022-06-12)
    Seaweed farming is considered to have a high potential in Norway, but some uncertainties about its profitability remain. This thesis investigates the economic feasibility of small-scale seaweed farming in Norway through economic modelling and sensitivity analysis. In total, 768 farming scenarios are constructed in this study to test the profitability of different techniques and methods for seaweed ...
  • Trends in the Sri Lankan Longline Tuna Fishing Effort (2015-2019): A GIS-Based Spatial-Temporal Analysis 

    Lakmali, Achini (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2022-05-16)
    Abstract The Fishing industry play a major role in socio-economic context of Sri Lanka. Even though, there is a significant potential to develop the fishing industry in country, the current economic performances of the industry are not satisfactory due to poor management mechanisms. It is essential to implement sustainable management approaches in order to achieve socio-economic and environmental ...
  • An analysis of the “on/off” Barents Sea capelin fishery: Implications for sustainable management of a fluctuating fish stock 

    Nordstrand, Ole Erik (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2022-05-15)
    Managing an unstable fishery is a difficult task. After Barents Sea capelin reached its peak harvest volumes, it shortly after collapsed in 1986, negatively impacting the ecosystem. After its recovery due to increased management efforts, the capelin fishery has seen fluctuating quota volumes and extended periods of closed fishing activity. However, this unstable quota has caused some challenges for ...
  • The bigger they are, the faster they fall, implications of size selective fishing on the spawning stock of Pandalus borealis in the Svartnes basin, (Balsfjord, northern Norway) as relates to size, age, growth, and abundance 

    Hopkins, Connor (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2022-05-15)
    The Svartnes basin stock of Pandalus borealis Krøyer, 1838 was investigated in the east Atlantic boreal zone of Balsfjord (northern Norway). The scope of the study spanned 12 years (March 2010 - October 2021), including two periods; prior to January 2017, with no commercial shrimp fishing; and after 2017, with commercial shrimp fishing. The study sought to determine the effects induced by size ...
  • Nepalese Women Participation in Small Scale Aquaculture and Sustainability in Nepal: A Systematic Literature Review 

    Gupta, Aashish (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2022-05-16)
    Aquaculture has been an integral part of human civilization since 3500 BC. The practices and the techniques have evolved across the world to suit a) production scale, b) climatic conditions and c) type of fish being harvested. What started as a basis of nutrition for coastal civilization has now metamorphized into an excellent source of income as well as nutrition in poorer countries like Nepal. ...
  • Cage fish farming for the livelihood improvement of the local people in Kulekhani, Nepal 

    Pantha, Barsha (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2022-05-15)
    In Nepal, cage fish culture in the lake and reservoir has plays important role in the improvement of the livelihood of local people through creating employment, improving incomes, and assuring food security. Cage fish farming in Kulekhani was implemented with the support of the International Development Research Centre, Canada (IDRC) and the Nepal government to improve the livelihood of those people ...
  • Asking for advice: A Review of the Special Request for ICES Advice of the years 2010 to 2020 

    Sarfowaa, Adwoa (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2021-11-15)
    The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) is the primary advisory body in the North-East Atlantic, coordinating about 700 marine institutions throughout Europe, five affiliates, and other international projects. ICES offers guidance on a wide range of topics, from the impact of pollutants on individual animals to the state of fish populations and the consequences of numerous ...
  • Cultivation of Saccharina latissima (Sugar kelp) using sea urchins crush as a nutrient source 

    Thapa, Sushmita (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2021-11-14)
    Saccharina latissima is a species of brown seaweed suitable for cultivation and has different usage such as food, biofuel, and feed. Further, the fisheries industry produces tons of byproducts while processing seafood, which will be discarded as waste. In the sea urchin processing industry, for instance, most parts of a sea urchin, such as shell, spines, and viscera, will be discarded after ...
  • Seabed minerals in Norway. An analysis of conflicts and sustainability issues. 

    Skancke, Ida Seljevoll (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2022-05-16)
    The increasing demand for metals for use in renewable technologies and electronics has led to a surge in the interest in the minerals found on the seabed. The demand is driven by the need for green technologies to reach climate goals, population growth, and environmental, social, and economic challenges with today’s mining methods on land. Deep-sea mining is an industry still in its infancy, and ...
  • “Public perceptions of pink salmon in Norway and willingness to pay for the current eradication management program” 

    Aasmaa, Ekaterina (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2022-05-13)
    Abstract Since 2017, Norway has experienced a large influx of Pacific pink salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbusha), and this species occurrence has created challenges for society, businesses, the environment, and policymakers. However, there is currently no consensus on whether pink salmon is a new resource or a pest in Norway. While some people perceive pink salmon as a food resource and a good recreational ...
  • Effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on Spanish Cod market 

    Turnes Couselo, Ramón (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2021-05-17)
    Covid-19 was a pandemic situation that affect the world during 2020, creating an economic and health crisis due to the lockdowns that has affected all the sector of the economy including seafood sector. The subsequent lockdowns create disruptions on the supply chain, affecting the food system. The purpose of this thesis has been to explore how Covid-19 has affected the cod supply chain in Spain. ...
  • A GIS-based modelling approach to identify natural drivers of coral reef abundance in the Northern Myeik Archipelago, Myanmar 

    Tun Aung, Zaw (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2021-05-18)
    To predict the coral abundance of the Northern of Myeik, I compared various progressions of model techniques, including stepwise regression (using OLS), GWR, and Random forest analysis methods, to investigate relationships between coral abundance survey data and environmental variables such as depth, slope, aspect, rugosity, chlorophyll, sea surface temperature, and turbidity. Depth and SST have the ...
  • From intention to consumption - A quantitative study on how Modular Food-Related Lifestyle interfere with Theory of Planned Behaviour when young Norwegian adults intend to consume seafood 

    Somby, Elle Käre (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2021-05-10)
    The preconditions for Norwegians to consume seafood might be the best in the world, still, Norwegians do not consume as much seafood as recommended and the consumption has been decreasing steadily over time. Reports by the Norwegian seafood council show Norwegians wish to consume more seafood, despite that, seafood does not end up in their shopping baskets. Previous studies have looked into how ...
  • Capture based aquaculture and sustainability 

    Eilertsen, Remy André (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2020-11-27)
    The seasonal fisheries in Norway is both a blessing and a curse. The fisheries management have for decades tried to find a way to move some of the seasonal pressure from the traditional season to other parts of the year. This have been done with different levels of success. The duty system is an example of one of the tools that have been tried to secure the supply of fresh fish for the land industry ...
  • Challenges for implementation of the FAO’s Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Small-scale Fisheries. A case study of Small-Scale fisheries governance in India 

    Singh, Sourab (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2020-11-21)
    For years, small-scale fisheries were marginalized until this sector gained international recognition after the FAO's voluntary guidelines for securing SSFs were endorsed in 2014. Since then, there has been active research, especially in developing countries, to implement these guidelines. Small-scale fisheries that are diverse, complex, and dynamic are challenging to govern and require a ...
  • Public vs. Private Governance in the Norwegian Aquaculture: Can the ASC Supplement or Supplant the Public Regulations? 

    Chowdhury, Fahmida (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2020-11-15)
    It is predicted that by the year 2050, the world population will reach 9.8 billion (UN, 2017). The need for fish as a good source of nutrition is also increasing. Total global aquaculture production is now exceeding the global capture fisheries production by over 18.32 million tons (FAO,2019). This increasing demand for aquatic animals as human food, limited marine captured fisheries, and the ...
  • Effects of broodstock conditioning diets on the early life stages of Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) 

    McKenzie, Lachunn Angus (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2021-06-14)
    Broodstock nutrition has been shown to influence the performance of eggs and larvae in marine finfish. The present study aimed to test the hypothesis that a broodstock conditioning diet with increased astaxanthin, taurine and water would have an effect on the early life stages in Atlantic cod. Thus, cod broodstock were fed two diets, a standard broodstock conditioning diet, and an experimental ...
  • Current and future competitiveness of the Icelandic and Norwegian salmon farming industries: A comparison of economic performance, productivity, and characteristics of the national environments in which the salmon farming companies operate 

    Vormedal, Sverre (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2021-05-18)
    While Norway has had a world-leading position in farmed Atlantic salmon since the pioneer age of the 1960s and 1970s, Iceland’s history of salmon farming is one of misadventure; however, a third attempt to become a viable player in the global industry is underway. Despite disagreements over terminology and the extent to which each country-specific characteristic affects the success of firms operating ...
  • Fisheries collective action in theory and practice. A study of the Dutch brown shrimp fishery 

    Visser, Noor Mercedes (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2021-05-17)
    Inspired by Ostrom’s Governing the Commons (1990), this thesis examines fisheries collective action in the Dutch brown shrimp fishery. The study was conducted as a qualitative case study, with semi-structured interviews and an analysis of literature and secondary sources as the main research methods. Taking the perspective of the appropriators, the main collective action problem turned out to be ...
  • Genetic drivers for resistance and susceptibility traits in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) towards salmon lice (Lepeophtheirus salmonis) 

    James Abraham, Jeff (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2021-05-16)
    Salmon lice (Lepeophtheirus salmonis), a common parasite on salmonids is one of the biggest problem the aquaculture industry faces today. The current methods used to combat salmon lice in farmed Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) industry are often considered to affect the ecosystem negatively; and inefficient in a long run long run due to development of resistance in the parasite. The potential of ...

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