Researchers have reviewed almost everything: from surveys, trawling methods and sampling, to calculations and management strategies. They have come up with new methods and tools. In five years, the REDUS project has made the fish stock advice of the Institute of Marine Research (IMR) more reliable.
With warmer seas and less sea ice around Svalbard, fishing boats and expedition cruise ships move northwards and extend their operational season and areal coverage. The implications of the increase in human activity for the vulnerable ecosystem in this region can be severe.