Sustainability index for aquaculture

Developing a sustainability index for the Norwegian aquaculture industry

Industrial Economics  

All available data on the aquaculture industry relating to environmental, economic and social repercussions is to be collated andmade available in a web portal that presents the industry's sustainability.

Time:15. May 2016 – 30. June 2018
Financed by: The Norwegian Seafood Research Fund (FHF)
Commissioner:The Norwegian Seafood Research Fund (FHF)
In cooperation with:SINTEF and BarentsWatch
Contact person
Portrettbilde av Kine Mari Karlsen
Kine Mari Karlsen

Senior Scientist
Phone: +47 472 60 878
kine.karlsen@nofima.no

The aim of this prosject is to development of a sustainability index for the Norwegian aquaculture industry. The index will include both positive and negative on the aquaculture industry relating to environmental, economic and social repercussions. The information will be made available in a web portal that presents the industry’s sustainability.

The Norwegian Seafood Research Fund (FHF) has funded the development of a sustainability index for the Norwegian aquaculture industry, because sustainability is a key parameter in assessing the further growth in Norway and development of the Norwegian aquaculture industry. Sustainability of the aquaculture industry is often associated with environmental sustainability, economic and social considerations are seldom included when discussing sustainability.

The sustainability index will not weight the various factors or assess whether the aquaculture industry is sustainable or not – the purpose of the portal is simply to provide access to all the facts about the aquaculture industry.

The project was initiated in June 2016. As the portal and index take shape, the goal is to make it easier for decision-makers, politicians, the media and other interested parties to access good, balanced information about the aquaculture industry.

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