Project Details


Fishery for Greenland halibut is of vital importance for many coastal communities in Nordic countries where fishery is the main source of living. Uncertainty on stock structure and definition for Greenland halibut in the North Atlantic is not in harmony with the objective of a sustainable management. Therefore, the objective of the project is to clarify stock structure by use of multiple methods such as genetics, trace elements in otoliths, drift modelling, tagging experiments and use of fishery and survey data. It is a cooperative work between the main marine research institutes in Greenland, Faroe Islands, Iceland, Norway and Denmark. 

The outcome will be valuable for Nordic coastal communities by means of improved biological knowledge that can be operational for direct implementation in biological advice and thereby ensure a sustainable and robust management of the resource. At the same time the established project forum will function as a future common Nordic innovative platform.

National Institute of Aquatic Resources, DTU Aqua
Greenland Institute of Natural Resources, Greenland (coordinator)
Marine and Freshwater Research Institute, Iceland
Faroe Marine Research Institute, Faroe Islands
Institute of Marine Research, Norway
MATIS, Iceland
The project is funded by the Government of Greenland, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Research area: Marine Living Resources
Effective start/end date01/01/202031/12/2022


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