Historically, the most important fish species in the northern periphery has been cod. However, recent years have witnessed a decline in wild fish stocks. With the decline in wild fisheries for cod, aquaculture of this species has become commercially realistic and is now an emergent industry in northern periphery countries. Aquaculture of cod has a valuable potential role in the development and employment opportunities in the northern periphery area and could provide alternative employment for displaced fishermen and breathe new life into rural communities currently suffering due to the declining fishing industry. However, for that to happen, the hatcheries have to be enabled to become commercially viable through improvements in survival of cod larvae and juveniles in the hatcheries. NorthCod aims to achieve this through co-operation, joint research and organised exchange of information in the northern periphery area.
Prosjektperiode01.01.2005 - 31.12.2007
Total: 1176000 €