Norwegian fisheries event to address challenges of climate change –

Norwegian fisheries event to address challenges of climate change Published:  28 March, 2008

Helga Pedersen will open the event

A CONFERENCE on climate change and the challenges it presents for fisheries management is due to be held in Bergen next month.

According to meteorological and oceanographic data, an ongoing climate change is increasingly evident. For marine policy and fisheries management authorities, changes in fish stock production, distribution and migrations may imply substantial challenges.

On behalf of the Norwegian Ministry of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs, the Nordic Council of Ministers and the EU Commission, the Norwegian Institute of Marine Research is arranging a conference on these topics, at the Radisson SAS Hotel Royal in Bergen from April 17-18.

Fisheries management authorities from the Nordic countries and the EU Commission are invited to the conference together with relevant foundations and organisations. Selected speakers will talk about how the marine ecosystems in the North Atlantic, the North Sea, the Barents Sea and the Baltic Sea may be affected by the climate change, how it may affect the biological production, distribution and migration of the large fish stocks, and the social and political consequences such changes may have for Nordic and EU countries.

The Norwegian Minister of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs, Helga Pedersen and the General Secretary, Nordic Council of Ministers, Halldor Ásgrimsson, will open the conference.

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