The North East Atlantic Stakeholder Event in Aquaculture
The Atlantic salmon case study stakeholder meeting was held in Oslo 5th of April
From the ClimeFish consortium: Michaela Aschan (The climeFish coordinater, University of Tromsø), Bruce McAdam (University of Stirling), Elisabeth Ytteborg (Nofima), Øystein Hermansen (Nofima), Øivind Bergh (partner from CERES, Institute of Marine Research)
Stakeholders: Silje Ramsvatn (Cermaq), Johan Johansen (Salten Havbrukspark), Stein Halstensen (Grieg Seafood), Anders Karlsson-Drangsholt (Bellona), Eirik Sigstadstø (Fiskeri- og havbruksnæringens forskningsfond), Olav Moberg (Fiskeridirektoratet)
Agenda for the meeting:
10:00 Introduction and round table presentation of participants – Elisabeth Ytteborg
10:15 This is ClimeFish – Michaela Aschan
10:30 Case Study C11A – Elisabeth Ytteborg
11:00 Salmon growth under temperature increase – Bruce McAdam
11:30 Comments to the growth models and the data
12:30 Diseases and Parasites under climate change – Øivind Bergh
13:00 Risk assessment – Øystein Hermansen
14:45 Strategies for mitigation – Øystein Hermansen
15:45 Final discussion and closing of the meeting – Elisabeth Ytteborg
Michaela gave a presentation about the project where she also focused on Norwegian climate strategy, and pointed out the lack of a complete plan for the fisheries and aquaculture sector.
The first part of the meeting was dedicated information about the project and the case. The Salmon case was presented to the stakeholders, including knowledge gap analyses, historical data from the coast of Norway focusing on increased sea water temperature from the 1980-ies to today, growth models and scenarios and a prototype for evaluating growth and time to harvest in specific regions upon changed temperature was de3monstrated.
The second part was more interactive with discussions with the stakeholders. Risk assessment and strategies for mitigation in Norwegian aquaculture was evaluated.
Below are some photos from the meeting.