Second AlaskaNor Report published

AlaskaNor Work Package III report on Blue Fisheries & Aquaculture

In light of global anthropogenic issues such as climate change, and ongoing challenges that the world’s markets have been facing, it is imperative to realize that Arctic fisheries and aquaculture may provide a prominent arena for dialogue. Disregarding their geographical distance, Alaska and North Norway are both characterized by a strong dependence on marine living resources. In this report, we are addressing why fisheries and aquaculture/mariculture are important for the development of the blue economy in both Alaska and North Norway. Against this background the following three dimensions have been explored throughout this project: current status and governance, current and future challenges to development, and potentials for dialogue and collaboration.

This report is the end-product of Work Package (WP) 3, titled ‘Fisheries & Aquaculture’. The explicit goal of this WP is to provide for a comprehensive assessment of the status quo and challenges that fisheries & aquaculture face in both regions; draw parallels among fisheries and aquaculture management; and envision common goals and collaboration in the context of sustainable blue structures.

The following actors were involved in the WP: High North Center for Business and Governance at Nord University (Bodø), Alaska Ocean Cluster (Anchorage), Bodø Municipality (Bodø), Center for the Blue Economy (Monterey), Juneau Economic Development Council (Juneau), The Arctic Institute - Center for Circumpolar Security Studies (Washington, DC) and Ytterstad Fiskeriselskap (Lødingen).

The report can be downloaded in our Reports section.

Blue Fisheries & Aquaculture