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Innovation Norway arranges ​Go Blue Workshop on Live Cod Storage

News   •   Jan 07, 2016 12:25 CET

Innovation Norway invites you to Go Blue! During Arctic Frontiers 2016 Innovation Norway Troms arranges a Go Blue workshop on Live Cod Storage/Capture-based Aquaculture.

The event includes lunch and takes place Tuesday January 26, 10.30 – 14.00 at Clarion Hotel the Edge, Room: Prostneset

For delegates to any other parts of Arctic Frontiers this event costs 400 NOK. For non-delegates the cost is 1.100 NOK. Please register here: (Non-Arctic Frontiers delegates should select 'non-delegates' participant type when they register). 


Did you know that two third of the Norwegian cod quota is fished between January and March?

Did you know that the cod can be stored alive in fish hotels and later slaughtered? This way, you can eat cod all year around and get the best quality product! Fishermen can get a better price for their catch and cod bi-products can then be better used.

This is a new way to think about cod fishing and the market is growing. This is a market-oriented and sustainable value chain, but every new value chain has its challenges. One of them is how to estimate the biomass present in those fish hotels. Can you take pictures and count the fishes? Can you scan them when they are delivered at the hotel? Etc. That is why we need you to join the Go Blue event.

We want to use the opportunity Arctic Frontiers represent as a meeting arena for knowledge and cross-sector technology transfer to address this particular issue related to live storage of cod. This is after all the way to innovate.

During the Go Blue side event, you will get familiar with the cod value chain, live storage and the market potential. You will have the chance to ask questions to some experts and share ideas on possible solutions which can have great impact and high commercial value. We in Innovation Norway will be there to discuss financial support for developing these solutions.


Introduction to the workshop: 4 short presentations.


How can Innovation Norway promote sustainable business?

Introduction by Gunnar Kvernenes, Innovation Norway, Head of Department Troms Office


Live Storage Cod – past, present and future – what is the potential?

An overview by Kjell Midling, Senior Scientist at Nofima, Tromsø


The value chain – how to achieve return on investments?

Some challenges presented by Geir Johnsen , Sjøfisk AS


How to ensure optimal and sustainable utilization of marine resources?

Regulations and policies by Eva-Kristin Varheim, Senior Advisor, Directorate of Fisheries.

12.00-12.30: Lunch

12.30-13.45: Workshop on biomass estimation (numbers/weight/?)

13.45-14.00: Summary from the workshop – what’s next?

Increased knowledge + shared ideas and technology = innovation

Photo: Seine fishing for cod, by Nofima.

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