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  • Optimizing size selectivity and catch patterns for hake (Merluccius merluccius) and blue whiting (Micromesistius poutassou) by combining square mesh panel and codend designs 

    Cuende, Elsa; Sistiaga, Manu; Herrmann, Bent; Arregi, Luis (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2022-01-20)
    Gear modifications in fisheries are usually implemented to obtain catch patterns that meet management objectives. In the Basque bottom trawl fishery, gear regulations include the use of a square mesh panel (SMP) placed at the top panel of the extension piece of the trawl to supplement diamond mesh codend selectivity. However, the catch patterns obtained with this combination have raised concern ...
  • Sequence-Based Analysis of Eukaryotic Protein Evolution 

    Bockwoldt, Mathias (Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2018-10-12)
    The goal of this thesis was to comprehend evolutionary patterns in different contexts. To get a broad spectrum of methods, three projects were included of which one is published and two are in preparation. In the first project, we looked into the fate of new mutations in protein regions that do not have a defined three-dimensional structure. Generally, the fate of a new mutation is governed by ...
  • Somatic Dimorphism in Cercariae of a Bird Schistosome 

    Soldánová, Miroslava; Kundid, Petra; Scholz, Tomas; Kristoffersen, Roar; Knudsen, Rune (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2022-02-24)
    Phenotypic polymorphism is a commonly observed phenomenon in nature, but extremely rare in free-living stages of parasites. We describe a unique case of somatic polymorphism in conspecific cercariae of the bird schistosome Trichobilharzia sp. “peregra”, in which two morphs, conspicuously different in their size, were released from a single Radix balthica snail. A detailed morphometric analysis ...
  • Effects of life-history traits and network topological characteristics on the robustness of marine food webs 

    Merillet, Laurene; Robert, Marianne; Hernvann, Pierre-Yves; Pecuchet, Laurene; Pavoine, Sandrine; Mouchet, Maud; Primicerio, Raul; Kopp, Dorothée (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2022-02-08)
    Management targets for biodiversity preservation are shifting from individual species to an ecosystem-wide focus. Indeed, the perturbation analysis of interaction networks, such as food webs, better captures the response of biodiversity to environmental pressures than single-species considerations. Here we propose a framework that examines food web robustness to a given perturbation based on ...
  • Early Evolutionary Selection of NAD Biosynthesis Pathway in Bacteria 

    Sharma, Suraj; Hsieh, Yin-Chen; Dietze, Jørn; Bockwoldt, Mathias; Strømland, Øyvind; Ziegler, Mathias; Heiland, Ines (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2022-06-21)
    Bacteria use two alternative pathways to synthesize nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) from nicotinamide (Nam). A short, two-step route proceeds through nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN) formation, whereas the other pathway, a four-step route, includes the deamidation of Nam and the reamidation of nicotinic acid adenine dinucleotide (NAAD) to NAD. In addition to having twice as many enzymatic ...
  • Can biodegradable materials reduce plastic pollution without decreasing catch efficiency in longline fishery? 

    Cerbule, Kristine; Grimaldo, Eduardo; Herrmann, Bent; Larsen, Roger B.; Brčić, Jure; Vollstad, Jørgen (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2022-03-23)
    Longlining is a widely used fishing method. During longline fishing, some of the snoods connecting the hooks to the mainline are often lost at sea. Since snoods are made of nylon or polyester, lost snoods contribute to marine plastic pollution. Replacing nylon or polyester with a new material made of biodegradable plastics can potentially reduce macro- and microplastic pollution that is caused by ...
  • Food and chemical substances relevant for monitoring. Report from the Scientific Steering Committee of the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food and Environment. 

    Svendsen, Camilla; Amlund, Heidi; Carlsen, Monica Hauger; Eriksen, Gunnar Sundstøl; Husøy, Trine; Lillegaard, Inger Therese Laugsand; Mathisen, Gro Haarklou; Medin, Anine Christine; Ørnsrud, Robin; Agdestein, Angelika; Bergh, Øivind; Bodin, Johanna; Bruzell, Ellen; Elvevoll, Edel O.; Hessen, Dag Olav; Hofshagen, Merethe; Knutsen, Helle Katrine; Krogdahl, Åshild; Nilsen, Asbjørn Magne; Rafoss, Trond; Skjerdal, Taran; Steffensen, Inger-Lise Karin; Strand, Tor A.; Velle, Gaute; Hemre, Gro Ingunn; Vandvik, Vigdis; Alexander, Jan (Research report; Forskningsrapport, 2022)
    At request from the Norwegian Food Safety Authority (NFSA), VKM has identified food groups and food items consumed by the Norwegian population that are relevant for monitoring regarding content of one or more undesirable chemical substances (Figure 1). Undesirable chemical substances were defined as chemical substances in food that may constitute a potential health risk.<p> <p>VKM has created ...
  • Overview of the MOSAiC expedition- Atmosphere 

    Shupe, Matthew D.; Rex, Markus; Blomquist, Byron; G. Persson, P. Ola; Schmale, Julia; Uttal, Taneil; Althausen, Dietrich; Angot, Hélène; Archer, Stephen; Bariteau, Ludovic; Beck, Ivo; Bilberry, John; Bucci, Silvia; Buck, Clifton; Boyer, Matt; Brasseur, Zoé; Brooks, Ian M.; Calmer, Radiance; Cassano, John; Castro, Vagner; Chu, David; Costa, David; Cox, Christopher J.; Creamean, Jessie; Crewell, Susanne; Dahlke, Sandro; Damm, Ellen; de Boer, Gijs; Deckelmann, Holger; Dethloff, Klaus; Dütsch, Marina; Ebell, Kerstin; Ehrlich, André; Ellis, Jody; Engelmann, Ronny; Fong, Allison A.; Frey, Markus M.; Gallagher, Michael R.; Ganzeveld, Laurens; Gradinger, Rolf Rudolf; Graeser, Jürgen; Greenamyer, Vernon; Griesche, Hannes; Griffiths, Steele; Hamilton, Jonathan; Heinemann, Günther; Helmig, Detlev; Herber, Andreas; Heuzé, Céline; Hofer, Julian; Houchens, Todd; Howard, Dean; Inoue, Jun; Jacobi, Hans-Werner; Jaiser, Ralf; Jokinen, Tuija; Jourdan, Olivier; Jozef, Gina; King, Wessley; Kirchgaessner, Amelie; Klingebiel, Marcus; Krassovski, Misha; Krumpen, Thomas; Lampert, Astrid; Landing, William; Laurila, Tiia; Lawrence, Dale; Lonardi, Michael; Loose, Brice; Lüpkes, Christof; Maahn, Maximilian; Macke, Andreas; Maslowski, Wieslaw; Marsay, Christopher; Maturilli, Marion; Mech, Mario; Morris, Sara; Moser, Manuel; Nicolaus, Marcel; Ortega, Paul; Osborn, Jackson; Pätzold, Falk; Perovich, Donald K.; Petäjä, Tuukka; Pilz, Christian; Pirazzini, Roberta; Posman, Kevin; Powers, Heath; Pratt, Kerri A.; Preußer, Andreas; Quéléver, Lauriane; Radenz, Martin; Rabe, Benjamin; Rinke, Annette; Sachs, Torsten; Schulz, Alexander; Siebert, Holger; Silva, Tercio; Solomon, Amy; Sommerfeld, Anja; Spreen, Gunnar; Stephens, Mark; Stohl, Andreas; Svensson, Gunilla; Uin, Janek; Viegas, Juarez; Voigt, Christiane; von der Gathen, Peter; Wehner, Birgit; Welker, Jeffrey M.; Wendisch, Manfred; Werner, Martin; Xie, ZhouQing; Yue, Fange (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2022-02-07)
    With the Arctic rapidly changing, the needs to observe, understand, and model the changes are essential. To support these needs, an annual cycle of observations of atmospheric properties, processes, and interactions were made while drifting with the sea ice across the central Arctic during the Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate (MOSAiC) expedition from October ...
  • Laksvel - Standardisert operasjonell velferdsovervåking for laks i matfiskanlegg 

    Nilsson, Jonatan; Gismervik, Kristine; Nielsen, Kristoffer Vale; Iversen, Martin Haugmo; Noble, Christopher; Kolarevic, Jelena; Frotjold, Hilde; Nilsen, Kathrine; Wilkinson, Eirik; Klakegg, Barbo; Hauge, Hege Sørvåg; Sæther, Per Anton; Kristiansen, Tore S; Stien, Lars Helge (Research report; Forskningsrapport, 2022)
    Selv om oppdrettere og fiskehelsepersonell har undersøkt og dokumentert velferden til laksen har det ikke funnes noen standardisert måte å gjøre dette på. Denne protokollen er laget for å kunne brukes som en felles standard.<p> <p>Når en lager en standardisert protokoll for rutinemessig overvåking av fiskevelferd er det mange hensyn å ta, og disse kan til dels være motstridende. Protokollen bør ...
  • Evaluering av helse, velferd og tilvekst hos steril laks etter embryonal blokkering av kimcellene 

    Andersen, Øivind; Tveiten, Helge; Thesslund, Tina; Kleppen, Hans-Petter (Research report; Forskningsrapport, 2022-04)
    Oppdrett av steril laks vil kunne redusere de negative interaksjonene mellom rømt oppdrettslaks og villaks, og dessuten forbedre fiskens velferd og kvalitet. Prosjektets hovedmål har vært å evaluere viktige produksjonsegenskaper hos steril laks etter å ha fjernet de embryonale kimcellene. Inaktivering av kimcellefaktoren Deadend ga livsvarig tap av kjønnsceller hos både hann- og hunnfisk. Steril ...
  • Application, limitations, costs and benefits related to the use of blockchain technology in the seafood industry 

    Olsen, Jens Petter; Syed, Shaheen; Borit, Melania; Boéchat, Céline (Research report; Forskningsrapport, 2022)
    This report was commissioned to outline applications, limitations, costs, and benefits related to the use of blockchain technology in the seafood industry, and in particular to evaluate the pros and cons of having a blockchain-based food traceability system compared to a traditional electronic traceability system. This is an update of the previous Nofima report on a similar topic from 2019. The key ...
  • Fôring av reinsdyr – og fôringsrelaterte sykdommer 

    Eilertsen, Svein Morten; Winje, Erlend; Davidson, Rebecca K.; Mørk, Torill; Nymo, Ingebjørg Helena (Research report; Forskningsrapport, 2022)
  • Understanding and predicting the effect of entrance cone diameters on the catch efficiency of snow crabs (Chionoecetes opilio) in conical pots 

    Cerbule, Kristine; Herrmann, Bent; Grimaldo Vela, Eduardo Enrique; Sistiaga, Manu; Brinkhof, Jesse; Vollstad, Jørgen (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2022-02-11)
    Conical pots with a plastic entrance cone on the top are a type of fishing gear used to harvest snow crabs (Chionoecetes opilio) in Arctic regions. In this study, we assessed the effect of pot entrance diameter on the catch efficiency of snow crabs. We used catch data collected during sea trials of pots with different entrance cone diameters, and we conducted laboratory experiments where morphological ...
  • Effects of ‘doctor shopping’ behaviour on prescription of addictive drugs in Sweden 

    Zykova, Yana; Mannberg, Andrea; Myrland, Øystein (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2022-01-22)
    Free choice of health care providers is aimed to improve the quality of health care by increasing both access to it and the competition between providers. However, it may also give patients possibilities for doctor shopping (DS) behaviour, i.e., visiting different providers to receive illicit drug prescriptions. Abuse of prescribed addictive drugs is a growing problem worldwide and is associated ...
  • We need more seafood influencers! 

    Alm, Siril (Conference object; Konferansebidrag, 2022-06)
    Despite the fact that people have become more concerned with having a healthy diet, seafood consumption has been declining for several years - especially among the young population. The health authorities recommend eating seafood for dinner two to three times a week, ie 300 to 450 grams of fish, to provide a basis for good health [1]. Norwegian statistics indicates that it is the oldest consumers ...
  • Food retailers’ motivation and barriers for donating surplus food to schools 

    Alm, Siril (Conference object; Konferansebidrag, 2022-06)
    The word is facing a food crisis that could affect millions of people worldwide. The newest reports estimate that that 811 million people go to bed hungry every night, and that the number of those facing acute food insecurity has more than doubled since 2019- from 135 million to 276 million [1]. Conflicts are the main driver for hunger. The war in Ukraine illustrates how conflicts force people out ...
  • Resource partitioning may limit interspecific competition among Arctic fish species during early life 

    Bouchard, Caroline; Chawarski, Julek; Geoffroy, Maxime; Klasmeier, Apasiri; Møller, Eva Friis; Mohn, Christian; Agersted, Mette Dalgaard (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2022-02-28)
    Arctic cod (Boreogadus saida) strongly dominates the ichthyoplankton assemblages of High Arctic seas, hence competition with other native species seldom has been studied. Yet, interspecific competition could negatively impact the survival of early life stages of fishes in Arctic areas where higher diversity prevails. We surveyed the ichthyoplankton community of the Greenland Sea, in August–September ...
  • Benthic transition zones in the Atlantic gateway to a changing Arctic ocean 

    Jørgensen, Lis Lindal; Pecuchet, Laurene; Ingvaldsen, Randi Brunvær; Primicerio, Raul (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2022-04-06)
    The biogeographic transition from boreal to Arctic marine communities entails a strong taxonomic and functional turnover. Communities living in these areas are being strongly affected by climate warming with rapid reorganizations and change in ecosystem functioning. We assess the megabenthic species composition and functional character in a transition zone around Svalbard. The relationships between ...
  • Forage fish as a predator: summer and autumn diet of Atlantic herring in Trinity Bay, Newfoundland 

    Randall, Jessica R.; Murphy, Hannah M.; Robert, Dominique; Geoffroy, Maxime (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2022-04-28)
    Atlantic herring (Clupea harengus; hereafter herring) is a forage fish that transfers energy from lower to higher trophic levels and sustains high-volume fisheries in the North Atlantic. This study aims to improve our understanding of the ecology of Newfoundland herring and its vulnerability to climate change by identifying key prey items and describing adult herring feeding strategies. We compared ...
  • A risk assessment review of mercury exposure in Arctic marine and terrestrial mammals 

    Dietz, Rune; Letcher, Robert J.; Aars, Jon; Andersen, Magnus; Boltunov, Andrei; Born, Erik W.; Ciesielski, Tomasz Maciej; Das, Krishna; Dastnai, Sam; Derocher, Andrew E.; Desforges, Jean-Pierre; Eulaers, Igor; Ferguson, Steve; Hallanger, Ingeborg G.; Heide-Jørgensen, Mads P.; Heimbürger-Boavida, Lars-Eric; Hoekstra, Paul F.; Jenssen, Bjørn Munro; Kohler, Stephen Gustav; Larsen, Martin M.; Lindstrøm, Ulf Ove; Lippold, Anna; Morris, Adam; Nabe-Nielsen, Jacob; Nielsen, Nynne H.; Peacock, Elizabeth E.; Rigét, Frank F.; Rosing-Asvid, Aqqalu; Routti, Heli Anna Irmeli; Siebert, Ursula; Stenson, Garry; Stern, Gary; Strand, Jakob; Søndergaard, Jens; Treu, Gabriele; Víkingsson, Gisli A.; Wang, Feiyue; Welker, Jeffrey M.; Wilson, Simon J.; Sonne, Christian (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2022-03-16)
    There has been a considerable number of reports on Hg concentrations in Arctic mammals since the last Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) effort to review biological effects of the exposure to mercury (Hg) in Arctic biota in 2010 and 2018. Here, we provide an update on the state of the knowledge of health risk associated with Hg concentrations in Arctic marine and terrestrial mammal ...

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