- Two Kilkeel Brothers See Great Benefits
- Capelin stay shallow
- Great fishing for m/v Akamalik using Fortis netting
- EU Policies risk killing coastal communities, says NFFO
- Vonin opens office in Iceland
- Commitment to sustainable seafood doubles in Northern Ireland
- *Fishermens`s expertise rarely considered by scientists, study shows
- Skipper Expo Int. Bournemouth 2014 shaping up to be a great show
- Read the magazine Icelandic Fisheries
- Marel Salmon ShowHow - It’s All About Salmon
- The world’s first MSC-certified babyfood product
- Fishstock Brixham 2014, held 13th September 2014.
- Commission issues fleet capacity guidelines to support sustainable fishing in Europe
- Four boat displays at Skipper Expo Int. Bournemouth 2014
- Faroexpo 2014
Deepwater supply to the algae
Scientists from the Institute of Marine Research use simple technology in the Lysefjord large scale fjord-laboratory to study how supply of nutrient-rich deeper water to the upper water layers increase micro-algae production during the summer season. New results demonstrate how this increase is converted to mussel growth.
- The mussel often need long time to restore after spawning in late spring, and meat content are therefore typically low during summer. By bringing up some of the nutrients stored in the fjord basin water we see large possibilities in developing efficient and sustainable aquaculture, primarily exemplified by production of high quality mussels, says Tore Strohmeier who is one of the researcher working at the fjord laboratory.
By assisting nature to maintain the production of algae during the summer period our results showed that the mussels restore and enhance their meat content within two weeks after spawning. Mussels have no market value after spawning and a fast recover is essential in mussel farming. In general the mussels grown in the area influenced by upwelled deeper water also show higher meat yield than mussels from the outside area. Typically, mussels grown in fjords rarely show high meat content in summer.
Read more her
Source: Institute of Marine Research, Norway"
WorldFishingToday d. 14-02-2012