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The Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics

The Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics (BFE) is the organizational and administrative framework for three departments; Norwegian College of Fishery Science, Department of Arctic and Marine Biology and Tromsø University Business School.

Central to BFE's business is the development of multidisciplinary, relevant and cutting-edge expertise in the research and educational programs that are administered. BFE is one of seven faculties at the UiT The Norwegian Arctic University. There are 400 employees and 1,500 students at the faculty, working together for further development of expertise.

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Latest news

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Kick-off meeting for a new EU project BFE and its partners from Tromsø celebrated on Thursday the start of a new European Union (EU) funded project about marine resource management. The Norwegian College of Fishery Science has been involved until now in 12 EU projects and FarFish is the last one added to the family. The objective of this project is to improve the knowledge about fisheries management outside Europe and among the partners of FarFish there are Brazil, Cap Verde, Mauritania, Morocco, Senegal and Seychelles.
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Aquaculture fast expanding globally: How can we secure a sustainable use of our oceans? New book on Aquaculture Law and Policies. 21 writers from 12 different countries have contributed.
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Current activities and projects
Project: EWMA2: Northern Environmental Management The main objective for the project is to develop a distinct Northern Norwegian competence cluster in waste handling in the Arctic oil industry and shipping. Through research and education, the project will build new knowledge on how to handle waste from this industry in a more proper manner in the high north region and cold environment.
Project: COAT COAT - Climate-ecological Observatory for Arctic Tundra - is the response of the Fram Centre (High North Research Centre for Climate and the Environment) to the international calls for ecosystem-based climate impact observatories in the terrestrial arctic. COAT is a system for long-term adaptive ecosystem monitoring based on food-web theory, and aims to become the world’s most comprehensive and management relevant long-term research enterprise for arctic terrestrial ecosystems. A peer reviewed science plan for COAT has been published as an issue of the Fram Centre report series.
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