Nofima reports

Rapport/Report 5/2016 – English summary

Midling, Kjell Ø.; Evensen, Tor Hatten; Humborstad, Odd Børre; Olsen, Stein Harris; Svalheim, Ragnhild Aven; Sæther, Bjørn-Steinar

Publication details

Publisher: Nofima AS

Issue: 5/2016

Number of pages: 9

Open Access: green


The project summarizes experiences and results in capturing cod and haddock for capture-based aquaculture (CBA) by purse-seine.
Our recommendations are:
• Purse-seine can become important for CBA in terms of improved quality, volume, value and welfare.
• Demersal species like cod and haddock are rarely accessible for purse-seine.
• With individual vessel-quotas a controlled fishery with purse-seine seems possible.
• Purse-sein is a non-selective gear and by-catch of under-sizes fish may be a challenge if not utilizes in CBA?